Words of President
Welcome on IdFE’s website, the representation office of the Ile-de-France region to the European Union which I am honoured to chair since June 2018.
The Ile-de-France Europe association has been created in 1999 to promote and defend the Ile-de-France’s interests towards European policy-makers.
Ile-de-France Europe has seven local authorities as members (the Ile-de-France region and the departments of Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Val-d’Oise and Yvelines).
IdFE aims at:
- facilitating and enhancing the participation of the local entities and stakeholders of the Ile-de-France region in EU programs and financial tools;
- enabling its members to develop lobbying strategies at EU level to ensure that the upcoming EU policies and programs meet the needs of the Ile-de-France region.
This interface with the European institutions is imperative so that local entities and regional stakeholders keep up with what is going on in Brussels. Being fully informed enables them to better understand the issues at stake and to take part into the decision-making process timely and in a relevant way.