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Videos produced by Transition Year students to be shown in IFI on Friday

On Friday, 11 March, videos produced by students from five Irish secondary schools as part of the My Vision for Europe competition will be shown on the big screen in the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin.  Loreto Abbey in Dalkey, Coláiste Chiaráin in Leixlip, Mercy College in Sligo, Presentation Secondary School in Thurles and Methodist College in Belfast will be competing for the opportunity to participate in the European Parliament's Euroscola programme in Strasbourg on 19 May.

A panel of judges, including Nicky Phelan of Brown Bag Films (Director of the Oscar-nominated Granny O'Grimm), Alicia McGivern, Head of Education at the IFI and Francis Jacobs, Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland, will decide who will win this year's competition.  

In the first stage of the competition, Transition Year classes throughout Ireland submitted short videos, posting them on to You Tube or Teacher Tube, and conveying their 'visions for Europe'.  Three of the regional finalists (representing European Parliament constituencies) chose to portray the powers of a fictional 'Captain Europe', while the remaining two chose to examine what the European Union could be like in 2050.

DATE: Friday, 11 March
TIME: Event to begin at 10.15am
Screenings to take place between 10.30am and 11.45am
Winners to be announced at 12.30pm
VENUE: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

PHOTOS: Available from Fennell Photography at 01 6689766/086 2617493 or

My Vision for Europe is organised by a partnership including the European Parliament Office in Ireland, the European Movement Ireland, The European Studies Programme, Community Relations in Schools (CRIS), the European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Michael Sweetman Trust.


For further information, please contact Eimear Ní Bhroin, Press Officer, European Parliament Office in Ireland at / 086 8559423 or Billie Sparks at