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Youth and Education




Would you like to bring a group of students to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg?
Would you like your school to represent Ireland at our youth parliament, Euroscola?
The European Parliament is awarding almost €8,000 to help you do just that.
We are asking students to create a one-minute video clip on Why young people should vote in European Elections

Submit your entry by 17th November - best of luck!


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 will be awarded a European Parliament Ambassador School plaque and each student will receive an EPAS Certificate.  40 schools in Ireland are taking part this year.  


School Visits

Primary and post-primary school groups are welcome to visit the European Parliament’s Information Office in Lower Mount Street, 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) 605 7900



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’s Information Office in Ireland.  Competition winners receive a subsidy towards the cost of travelling to Strasbourg.


European Youth Event 2018


The next European Youth Event (EYE2018) will take place in Strasbourg on 1st and 2nd June.  Group registrations will open on 10 October. The deadline for groups to form and apply to participate at the EYE2018 is 31 December 2017.

Find out more here

Charlemagne Youth Prize

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and awarded each year for projects run by people aged between 16 and 30.

This year's Charlemagne Youth Prize was awarded to the Erasmus Evening radio show from Poland. The ceremony took place in Aachen, Germany, in May.