The IRO has a role in identifying EU funding opportunities for local and regional authorities. The IRO is available to assist regions in putting together project proposals and bids for funding under EU programmes. In this regard it liaises with the relevant EC officials in pre-screening the prospects for bids (in advance of the launch of calls for proposlas) and with other regional offices for attracting project partners. It continues to work to highlight the benefits to local and regional authorities of being involved in EU funded programmes.
Bringing Broadband to the Regions