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The European Commission at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships

The European Commission will host a stand at this year's National Ploughing Championships, which take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 September. Our stand number is S 297.

The EU at the Ploughing

This year the European Commission Representation stand at the National Ploughing Championships will be all about letting you know what the EU is doing in the area of “Agriculture and Research” with a spotlight on new technologies in agriculture.

Previous EU marque at Ploughing ChampionshipsThe Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service will be on hand to provide information on their activities as well as some fun games.

See how EU funded research into new technologies such as WATERBEE and AUTOGRASSMILK can make a difference in everyday farming life.

Get up to date information on EU funding for your research or innovation projects from Horizon 2020 - the EU’s €80 billion Research & Innovation Programme.

Information officers will be available to assist you with questions about EU policies, as well as experts in the field of food and veterinary and CAP.

Discover the rights that EU citizenship gives you, such as the right to move and reside freely in any Member State, or the right to vote in local or European elections wherever you reside in the EU.

SOLVIT, Your Europe and Single Point of Contact - Did you know that if you have problems asserting your rights as an EU citizen or business there is help at hand? SOLVIT, Your Europe and the Irish Point of Single Contact can help you with any difficulties that you may come across.

Every day there will be plenty of fun and games to keep you & the kids entertained!

  • RuBot 11 in actionMeet RuBot II - the Rubik's cube solving robot who can solve any Rubik's cube in less than 30 seconds!
  • Learn how to extract the DNA from tomatoes with hands-on experiments
  • A chance to test your knowledge with our climate change quiz
  • The 'Light a Beacon for Climate Change' digital photo competition for 9-18 year olds with a chance to win an iPad mini! (
  • Lots more prizes to be won with games and quizzes,

And while you are there, why not take a photo to ‘capture the moment' with family & friends at the EU stand and be part of our #EUPloughing album afterwards?

So drop in to see us at the EU stand (Block 1, Row 21, Stand 297) and find out what the EU is doing for agriculture and research!

A photogallery of images from the EU Marquee is available here.

Last update: 01/10/2014  |Top