The European network – our key to success
If a politician or an entrepreneur is asked what constitutes a key element of his or her success, networking will definitely be one of the his or her first answers. Our network has been the cornerstone of the IRE since its very beginning in 2004. Since then, more than 130 regions, cities, companies and cooperation partners have chosen the IRE as a principal interlocutor for the promotion and support of their interests on the European level.
EU- Commissioner Dr. Johannes Hahn with his Special Adviser & IRE-Chairman Dr. Franz Schausberger
To this purpose, the IRE works closely with the institutions of the European Union: the European Commission, the representations of the European Commission in the member states and in the candidate countries, the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Parliament and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Furthermore, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe supports the IRE in various occasions.