Cultural Competence Training

Cultural Competence provides the knowledge, skills and expertise to communicate and work effectively with project partners, clients and colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. This bespoke training explores how culture influences how we work, behave and communicate. The training uses practical examples taken from the experience of working with colleagues and partners across Europe.

The European Union provides an understanding how the EU works, Member States, Institutions, Languages and the Euro Zone.  A perfect introduction to the EU for schools promoting Europe Day or EU language Day. Workshops on EU Memberships, the freedom to live, work and study in other regions explores global citizenship, cultural diversity and the need for language skills.

All training is tailored to the specific needs of business, community, schools, council, youth etc. and delivered at a venue to suit.

European Union:

Communication Priorities for 2016

Every year, the European Commission adopts the priorities that will form the basis of its activities for next twelve months.

A new boost for jobs, growth and investment
A connected digital single market
A resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy
A deeper and fairer internal market with a strengthened industrial base
A deeper and fairer economic and monetary union
A reasonable and balanced free trade agreement with the U.S.
An area of justice and fundamental rights based on mutual trust
Towards a new policy on migration
A stronger global actor
A Union of democratic change

Study Visits & Event Management

We specialise in tailor made Study visits across Europe to share expertise and best practice across all sectors to provide the opportunity to explore ideas which can be adapted and transferred to this region. As part of a network with partners throughout Europe personal recommendations make sure you reach the right people and projects. We also provide a comprehensive Event Management service for conferences, seminars within this or other regions of Europe.

The Rural Centre/ Europe Direct Northern Ireland

The Rural Centre is a community resource centre that promotes the benefits of cross community and cross-border co-operation through a range of activities. The Rural Centre is host to Europe Direct NI part of a European Commission Information Network with over 500 offices in each of the 28 Member States designed to answer citizens’ questions on the European Union.

As the local office Europe Direct Northern Ireland works closely with the Commission offices in London and Belfast to provide information on EU programmes, policies, publications and resources and share best practice between regions.