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Take the six word challenge !

If your school takes the ‘Six Word Challenge’ and wins, then 24 students and two teachers from your school will travel to Strasbourg to take part in Euroscola, a one-day youth parliament for 16-18 year olds.  To find out more about Euroscola log on to
Click here for full details of our competition and how to enter.

Getting started

Ireland has recently elected 11 new MEPs representing approximately 4.5 million Irish citizens for the next five years.  To enter our competition, compose a six word message to your MEP telling him/her what you would like them to achieve for Ireland and Europe during the next five years.

We hope to stimulate debate in the classroom and hear what young people would like their MEP to do for them, their school, their community, their country and for Europe.

Some topics to explore are the environment, fighting climate change, reducing pollution, protecting wildlife, youth employment, farming, public health, food safety, regional development, transport, agriculture, culture, or gender equality.  
Your message can be in English or Irish.

Here are some examples to help get you started:

Stand up for me, MY MEP
Australia bound, help get Europe home.
Save our dwindling resources in Europe.

How to enter  

Send your six word message by email to:

The message must be six words, no more, no less.
The six words should form a message, six random words will not be considered.

Please include the following contact details with your entry:

- Name and address of school
- Tel. number of school
- Name of student
- Name of teacher

Closing date for entries: Friday, 21st November (5:00pm)

There is no limit on the number of entries per school. Students can work alone or in teams.  

The winners

The six winning schools will be announced on our website on

Friday, 28th November

Two schools from each of the three European Election constituencies will win a subsidised Euroscola trip for 24 students, aged 16-18, and two teachers to Strasbourg.    Each winning school will receive a travel subsidy of approx. €7,800 or €300 per person which covers most of the travel costs.

Winning schools will attend Euroscola in Strasbourg during February and March 2015

If you have any questions please contact :

Anne McEvoy-Smyth

By email:

Or call: 01-605 7900