Our 2019 competition will be announced in September.
At Euroscola students aged 16 to 18 from across the EU become an MEP for a day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. They debate, negotiate, amend, vote and adopt resolutions on real European issues. Twelve Irish groups take part each year by participating in competitions organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland. Competition winners receive a subsidy towards the cost of travelling to Strasbourg.
Ambassador School Programme
The aim of the programme is to increase awareness of Europe, democracy and political choice among young people across the EU. Ambassador schools do this by organising a Europe Day event, setting up an info point, linking up with schools in other EU countries and completing the EPAS Workbook. Training is provided for teachers and the programme is suitable for Transition Year students. Schools completing the programme are awarded a European Parliament Ambassador School plaque and each student receives an EPAS Certificate. 60 schools in Ireland are taking part this year.
Primary and post-primary school groups are welcome to visit the European Parliament’s Liaison Office in Dublin. The visit lasts about an hour and is free of charge. Students find out about the work of the European Parliament and our Irish MEPs, how decisions are made at EU level, and about Ireland’s membership of the EU. Students view a DVD and take part in an interactive quiz. Each visit is tailored to the age group of visiting students. To arrange a visit call (01) 6057900 or email: EPdublin@ep.europa.eu
Here you'll find information on The House of European History and clips from the European Parliament's TV Channel.
You'll also find links to useful classroom resources and information on the Blue Star programme for primary schools in Ireland.
European Youth Event 2020
The European Youth Event (EYE2020) will place in Strasbourg on 29-30 May 2020 when more that 8,000 young people from across Europe will discuss their vision for the future of Europe with European decision-makers in Strasbourg. They will experience the rich cultural diversity within the EU through the staging of various artistic performances and events.
Charlemagne Youth Prize
The Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded annually to projects run by people aged between 16 and 30. The projects should promote European and international understanding and provide role models for young people living in Europe.