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Youth Outreach

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Applications are now open for the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2021.  If you are aged between 16 and 30 and working on a project with a European dimension, you can apply and be in with a chance to win this prestigious prize!  The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen.  Deadline:  1 February 2021
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30-09-2020
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The aim of the European Parliament Ambassador School programme is to increase awareness of Europe, democracy and political choice among young people across the EU. The programme is suitable for 16-18 year olds and particularly Transition Year students.  65 schools across Ireland are taking part this year. For further details contact Margaret at email youth-epdublin@europarl.europa.eu
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Euroscola offers an immersive experience in the Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, allowing secondary school students to learn about European integration by experiencing it first-hand. 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.
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Following the postponement of EYE2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic, the European Parliament will hold the EYE2021 on 28-29 May 2021. Young people from all over the EU and beyond will meet virtually, share their stories and exchange their views with experts, decision-makers, activists and influencers.
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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.

 
For teachers and young people - find useful information and guides to teach/learn more about the EU in a fun and interesting way.  Find out about The House of European History, Parliament's multi media channel and access other useful classroom resources. 
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Blue Star Programme for Primary Schools

The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. Through classroom projects and activities it aims to foster a better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects our lives. Our office is pleased to support this initiative along with the Office of the Minister of State for European Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education and Skills, the European Commission Representation in Ireland,  and European Movement Ireland who are the National Implementation Body of the Programme.

 
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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 will find out about the work of the European Parliament and our Irish MEPs, how decisions are made at EU level, and Ireland’s membership of the EU.  Each visit is tailored to the age group of visiting students. 
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