Lecture: Francis Jacobs, Former Head of EP Information Office Ireland

Lecture: Francis Jacobs, Former Head of EP Information Office Ireland

Department of Politics and Public Administration Lecture 
 
Francis Jacobs
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow UCD
Head of the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland, 2006-2016
 
 
‘What the EP does (and not do) and why it is increasingly important for Ireland’
 
1PM Thursday 30th March
Room CSG053
 
Francis Jacobs’ lecture will give an overview of the unique characteristics of the European Parliament, what it does (and does not do) and why it increasingly matters for Ireland. He will illustrate the impact of the EP’s decisions on Ireland across a range of policy areas, refer to the future of EU-UK relations and the EP’s contribution to the debate on the future of the European Union.
 
 
 
Bio
Francis Brendan Jacobs is based in Ireland. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at University College Dublin, and gives lectures on the European Union in several Irish Universities, as well as in a number of other countries. He is a visiting faculty member at the European College Foundation in Parma, Italy and is working on two new projects on the European Parliament and on European Union activities and historic locations.  He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Michael Jacobs Foundation, a new charitable foundation to promote travel writing, especially on Spain and Latin America.
 
Francis previously worked for the European Parliament from just before direct elections in 1979 until the end of April 2016. Much of his career was as a staff member on various European Parliament committees and from 2006-2016 he was the head of the European Parliament’s Information Office in Ireland.