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Representation in Ireland

Annual events and competitions for Irish students

There are a number of annual events and competitions aimed at second and third level students. See details of some of them below.

Model Council of the European Union debate

All-island ‘Aistritheoirí Óga’ (Young Translators) competition

EU stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Juvenes Translatores competition

Since 2007, the Juvenes Translatores translation competition is organised annually by the European Commission. It is open to students across the European Union who are 17 years of age and who have the ability to translate between any two of the 552 possible language combinations of the EU's 24 official languages.

The competition is launched in September each year and schools can register up until mid-October.  All entries are then entered into a random draw and 705 schools are invited to proceed to the next stage.  The final number of participating schools per country is equal to the number of MEPs representing that country – i.e. 13 for Ireland.

Each participating school then nominates 2-5 students to take part in the simultaneous contest (in all EU Member States) on Competition Day, usually during November. 

The winners — one per country — are announced in early February and prizes are presented at a special ceremony in Brussels during the Spring.

For further information about the Juvenes Translatores competition, please see the dedicated webpage.

Media workshop for third level students