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Tuesday 30 November: Webinar - Teaching about the EU: European Studies in Ireland

The Representation and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland are hosting a special online event on "Teaching about the EU: European Studies in Ireland" that will present and discuss the state of play of European studies in Ireland.

Online event on "Teaching about the EU: European Studies in Ireland" co-hosted by the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland

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Join Minister Thomas Byrne, Sean Kelly MEP and a stellar panel of experts and practitioners to debate the need for a stronger focus on teaching about the EU and languages from primary to third level education in Ireland.

The event will:

  • discuss the state of play of European Studies and teaching about the EU in Ireland, and the important role it plays for civil education, helping young people play a full role as  active citizens;
  • consider what could be done to expand the offer of European Studies at all levels in Ireland;
  • look at the impact of the European Parliament Ambassador School and the Blue Star programmes and other relevant initiatives;
  • sketch the terrain and harvest ideas and questions to feed into an international symposium on European Studies being organised by the University of Limerick in May 2022.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Byrne - Minister for European Affairs
  • Sean Kelly - MEP for Ireland South
  • Barbara Nolan - Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland
  • DrJoachim Fischer - Jean Monnet Chair in European Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for European Studies at UL
  • Catherine Cooke-Harkin - EPAS Senior Ambassador
  • Sarah McMenamin  EPAS Junior Ambassador, St Columba's College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal

The event will be moderated by Brian Mooney - Irish Times education columnist and career guidance counsellor.

Participants can comment and ask questions via a LIVE chat.