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09-02-2010

Winners of Rotary competition en route to European Parliament in Strasbourg

On Tuesday, 9 February, the 24 winners of this year's Rotary Youth Leadership competition attended an award ceremony at the European Parliament offices in Dublin, before setting off to Strasbourg to participate in the European Parliament's Euroscola programme on Friday, 12 February.


1900 students (between 16-18 years) applied for this year's competition and following nearly 200 interviews and eight regional final events, the 24 winning students, from all over Ireland, were selected to participate in Euroscola.  

This year, eighteen girls and six boys were selected to participate in a week-long programme, beginning with a visit to Stormont, Belfast City Hall, the Oireachtas in Dublin and the office of the European Parliament in Ireland, where they were each presented with their winning certificates and a special Euroscola mug to commemorate their achievement. They then travelled to the Black Forest region in Germany and visited the graveyards in that area, participating in a special remembrance service. The culmination of their programme was their visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where they worked with students from the EU's 26 other Member States on a range of current EU issues.

What is Euroscola?:

During this one-day event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the winning students have the opportunity to sit in the EP's chamber and to re-enact the work of MEPs. The participating students take part in discussions on topical European subjects and engage in group activities where they interact with their peers from other EU member states and communicate using their foreign language skills.

This year, eighteen girls and six boys were selected to participate in a week-long programme, beginning with a visit to Stormont, Belfast City Hall, the Oireachtas in Dublin and the office of the European Parliament in Ireland, where they were each presented with their winning certificates and a special Euroscola mug to commemorate their achievement. They then travelled to the Black Forest region in Germany and visited the graveyards in that area, participating in a special remembrance service. The culmination of their programme was their visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where they worked with students from the EU's 26 other Member States on a range of current EU issues.

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For further information, please contact:

Marie Quinn at the European Parliament Office in Ireland.
epdublin@europarl.europa.eu