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.
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.
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|
|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|