EU Lab



The EU Lab has been developed to connect Dublin’s ideas and innovations with European partners for the benefit of all. We find and match partners with common interests to help them build projects and source European funding… and sometimes we do it the other way around. We assist in putting together complex applications, provide training about EU systems and help Dublin City forge productive cultural European partnerships.

The application process for EU funding programmes is rigorous and time consuming, and across Europe application failure rates are high. The EU Lab aims to increase the number of successful EU funding applications from Dublin city.



The EU Lab works across numerous sections within Dublin City Council, with teams who have a project idea, or an existing project they would like to develop further; and links them with and actively supports the development of the project with local people, groups, organisations and/or business on a European platform.

So far sections who have led applications in 2017 with support of the EU Lab are Dublin City Arts Office; North West Area Office; International Office; Dublin LEO Local Enterprise Office.

Blogs over the coming months will capture their EU funding journey.



The projects that EU Lab support can fit into a wide range of areas to benefit Dublin communities: from research, technology development and innovation; communication technologies; competitiveness of SME’s; low-carbon economy; climate change; environment; sustainable transport; labour mobility; social inclusion; education, training and lifelong learning and improving the efficiency of public administration.

The EU Lab is here to support staff through the EU application journey, ultimately to benefit Dublin, its communities and residents.