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EU and International Relations

EU and International relations

We’re building international relationships across Europe, USA and China in order to attract investment, encourage trade and develop our tourism, cultural and educational links. 

We also collaborate with a number of key institutions in the city including universities and colleges, international consulates, Belfast Chamber of Commerce, the British Council, government departments including The Executive Office, Invest Northern Ireland, Visit Belfast, the NI Executive Office in Brussels, the Special European Programmes Body and potential investors.

Links to our key stakeholders are provided below.

All of these partnerships enable the European and International Relations unit to provide connectivity and service within the city and internationally.

Europe

Belfast's membership of EUROCITIES and strong links with the European Union (EU) help us to secure funding, promote Belfast across Europe, and influence EU policy development.

We're working with Dublin City Council to explore the potential of the 100 mile Belfast-Dublin economic corridor to improve transport connections and boost trade.

International

Belfast is a Sister City of Boston, Nashville (USA) and Shenyang (China) which allows us to strengthen trade, investment, tourism, cultural and educational links.

Organisation Website (link opens in new window) Contact
All Consulates in Belfast and NI https://www.ca-ni.org (Consulate Association NI)
 
http://ca-ni.org/documents/diplomatic-list.pdf (List of all Consulates in NI with contact details)
028 9187 4697
Belfast Chamber of Commerce https://belfastchamber.com 028 9033 1399
Belfast Metropolitan College (International) https://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/support-for-business/international-programmes 028 9026 5025
Eurocities www.eurocities.eu +3225520888
International Relations Queen’s University https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/MRCI/InternationalOffice/ 028 9097 5088
International Relations Ulster University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/departments/global-engagement 028 9036 8220
Invest Northern Ireland https://www.investni.com 0800 181 4422
NI Bureau Washington https://www.nibureau.com +1 (202) 674 3874
NI Connections https://www.niconnections.com 0800 181 4422
NI Executive Office Brussels https://brusselsni.com +32 2 290 13 30
SEUPB Belfast https://www.seupb.eu/seupb-home 028 9026 6660
St Mary’s University College (International) https://www.stmarys-belfast.ac.uk/academic/departments/default.asp?nq=1&mode=detail&departmentid=36&cid=110786176978 028 9032 7678
Stranmillis College (International) https://www.stran.ac.uk/international-students/international-team 028 9038 4255
The British Council Belfast https://nireland.britishcouncil.org +44 (0)161 957 7755
The Northern Ireland Executive Office https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk 028 9037 8151
Tourism Ireland www.tourismireland.com 028 7035 9200
Tourism NI www.tourismni.com 028 9023 1221
Visit Belfast https://meetbelfast.com 028 9023 9026

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Contact us

For more information please contact the EU and International Relations Unit.

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