Institute of International and European Affairs

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.6 Fte (18)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Institute of International and European Affairs   (IIEA)

    EU Transparency Register

    721756447378-14 First registered on 12 Aug 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The Institute of International and European Affairs is Ireland’s leading international affairs think tank. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Our aim is to provide a forum for all those interested in EU and International affairs to engage in debate and discussion, and to evaluate and share policy options.
    The IIEA acts as a forum for dialogue, a catalyst for new ideas and a source of new policy options. The IIEA’s work consists of a unique programme of events, publications and digital media, aimed at improving the calibre of public debate while providing strategic insights to policymakers and business across a range of industries.

    Its membership consists of a broad mix of individual private citizens; corporate members including Irish and multinational corporations from a wide range of sectors; universities; dozens of Embassies; and Irish Government departments. We consider it essential to our independence to ensure a wide diversity of (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    The IIEA runs events and publishes research on a wide variety of EU policy areas, typically running 10-12 work programmes, typically amounting to about 120+ events and circa 30 publications per year. As an example, in 2021-2022, we focused on the following: EU affairs and member state elections; security and defence; EU foreign policy and the multilateral order; post-pandemic health policy; developments in the Franco-German relationship; climate and sustainability; Brexit and UK relations; development policy; digital policy and digital sovereignty; and energy policy.

    Key legislative developments at EU level can and do form the basis for public events or research publications. These change regularly depending on events at EU level. As an example, in 2021-2022 the IIEA has produced research and run events on topics such as the DMA, Banking Union, the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU trade policy, among many other areas.

    The IIEA provides a forum for discussion, and its membership is diverse, with public sector and private sector represented at all events. Furthermore, these events are interactive, and the Institute permits any member from the public or private sector to put questions to speakers. In addition, the IIEA from time to time organises private roundtables for private sector or public sector members (or both), with speakers from European or international organisations. These too are designed to be discussion fora, and again members in attendance may use these events to express views or ask on-topic questions which may relate to their particular sector or organisation.


    Head Office
    8 North Great George's Street Dublin 1
    EU Office
    8 North Great George's Street Dublin 1


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The IIEA has 12 research team members who are involved fulltime in creating and implementing events and research programmes related to EU and international policy issues described above. Other staff noted here include 2 communications and 4 design staff, who promote our events and research.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) - network of European thinktanks

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Other, Member's contribution, Public financing, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Irish Department of Foreign Affairs 250,000€
    Contribution European Commission 200,000€
    Grant Europe for Citizens Programme 200,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant CERV 193,000€

    Other financial info

    The CERV figure above is pre-financing received in 2022.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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