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Youth Outreach


Each year we organise a competition giving students the chance to win a trip to participate in Euroscola in Strasbourg.   Our 2019 competition was based on the theme "‘Europe protecting our environment"

Check out the winning entries here.

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.  Over 70 schools in Ireland are taking part this year.  

Find out more here

School Visits

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:


Classroom Resources

Find out about The House of European History, Parliament's multi media channel and access other useful classroom resources.

You can also find out about the Blue Star programme for primary schools in Ireland.

Find out more here

European Youth Event 2020 goes online!

The European Youth Event (EYE2020) was due to take place in Strasbourg on 29-30 May 2020.  However as the event has had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Parliament presents a special online edition (EYE Online) with different activities organised in digital formats.

EYE online

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.


European Youth Ideas

European Youth Ideas is an online platform to make it easier for young people to participate actively in European democratic life. Young people are invited to outline their ideas on the issues that Europe is facing today and in the future. For example, do you have an idea on what the EU's role should be regarding artificial intelligence? Or how to tackle income inequality? Share your ideas on specific topics and questions, related to Parliament's initiatives for youth.