Chambers Ireland is a member of Eurochambres, the European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Founded in 1958 it forms one of the key pillars of business representation to the European Institutions.
It voices the interests of over 19 million member enterprises in 45 European Countries through a network of National, regional and local Chambers. More than 90% of these enterprises are SMEs and Chamber members employ over 120 million people.
Eurochambres is the sole European body that serves the interests of every sector and every size of European business – due to the multi sectoral membership of Chambers – and the only one so close to business as a result of the Chambers’ regional focus.
The mission of Eurochambres is to represent, serve and promote European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, strengthening the voice and position of European Chambers as significant, respected, valued influencers of European affairs on all major economic issues, developing the participation of European Chambers in projects of value to business, delivering services to our members and developing a European network of services for enterprises.
The vision of Eurochambres is an enlarged competitive Europe where entrepreneurial behaviour is promoted and rewarded, where the legislative and physical environment for profitable business is the best in the world, where SMEs are encouraged and supported, where competition is free but fair and which is open to free and fair trade with the rest of the world.