Fitzwilliam Institute's Part-time Diploma in Public Relations class had 2 special guests this week. Joan Flanagan, Education Officer at European Commission and Harry O Connor, Deputy Head of Office at European Parliament talked to Fitzwilliam Institute's PR students about the the two European institutions.
Joan Flanagan, Education Officer at European Commission
The Commission represents and upholds the interests of the EU as a whole, and is independent of national governments. It is headed by 28 Commissioners, one per EU country. The European Commission prepares legislation for adoption by the Council (representing the member countries) and the Parliament (representing the citizens). It administers the budget and the policy programmes (Agriculture, Fisheries, Research etc.) in cooperation with authorities in the member countries.
Harry O Connor, Deputy Head of Office at European Parliament
The European Parliament is the elected body of the European Union. The Parliament consists of 751 members elected by the people of the EU member states. The Members work in close unison with the Commission and the Council in shaping the laws and policies of the EU.
Want to tbe part of 2017's Part Time Diploma in Public Relations class? Good news, we are now accepting applications.
Start Date: 11th October 2017
Location: Dublin City Centre