The European Youth Parliament Ireland will assemble in Galway this weekend (22nd-24th of November ) for their annual Connacht Ulster session.The main focus will be on discussing issues like how we can protect the future of the EU while dealing with other topics like globalization and the rise of radical nationalism, through a mock parliament setting. A very relevant change for these Irish students will be the the challenges of rural areas in a globalized Europe.
A discussion will place in a welcoming environment, a safe space to develop and express their opinions, build an intercultural understanding gain democratic citizenship skills.
Tim Hayes, Political Reporter from the European Commission Representation in Ireland will speak at the event’s opening ceremony. Young people the age of 15 from all over the area will attend the three-day educational event in St Joseph’s Patrician College. Some will be offered the opportunity to progress to a national session.
Volunteers from all over the 40 country EYP network will also arrive in Galway to facilitate the events. They will train in the Galway Arts Centre on Friday before meeting the students and guiding them through the weekend. Eoghan O Ceallaigh and Roise Quinn are the event organisers who