In 2019, Eurodesk Ireland launched its first Youth Ambassadors Panel – a group of young people (18-25) from Ireland who either had taken part in EU programmes or are young activists. These highly skilled and talented young people spread the word to their peers about many European opportunities and EU-funded programmes for young people. They also support and participate in European events and consultations to voice young people’s concerns and needs.
In December 2022, we will mark the end of the current term of the Eurodesk Ambassadors Panel. This group of wonderful young people have successfully represented the panel at many different local, national and European events in the last two years, and disseminated quality information on European youth mobility opportunities to young people in their communities and nationwide, and we are very thankful for this.
Eurodesk Ireland invited the Ambassadors to a Special Awards Ceremony to recognise and appreciate their dedication and hard work in the last two years! The ceremony took place during the European YouthFest on 3 December 2022, at The Convention Centre Dublin
The European YouthFest celebrated the experience and learning of young people who previously participated in European Programme-funded activities in 2022, and closed officially the European Year of Youth in Ireland.
In 2023, Eurodesk Ireland will be launching a new call for Eurodesk Youth Ambassadors to provide more young people from Ireland with Eurodesk training and EU participation opportunities. Watch this space!