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Ambassador School Programme

Ambassador School Euroscola Logo Competition

Congratulations to The King's Hospital School, Palmerstown who have won first prize in our Special Ambassador School Euroscola Competition.

The prize is a subsidised trip to Strasbourg to represent Ireland at Euroscola on 12th October 2017, where young people become an MEP for a day.

Check out the highly commended entries below. Well done to everyone!

EPAS Logo - Mercy Mounthawk EPAS Logo - CBC Cork EPAS Logo - St. Columba's EPAS Logo - Mercy College Sligo EPAS Logo - Adamstown CC EPAS Logo - Ballymohan Vocational School
 
 

The Programme

The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme for post-primary schools was launched in Ireland in 2015 as a pilot programme. This year 24 schools in Ireland are taking part.

What’s involved?

Senior Ambassadors (teachers) take students (Junior Ambassadors) through the Ambassador School Workbook provided by the European Parliament.

Ambassadors set up an EU Info Point which may be web-based or on school premises.

Ambassadors organise a Europe Day event, for example,

  • European music festival
  • European food tasting day
  • Debate on a European issue
  • Meet your MEP
  • EU Quiz
  • Mock European election

Schools are encouraged to ETwin with other schools in the programme across the EU. An optional activity is to follow the European Parliament on Facebook/Twitter and to post news, blogs etc.

Junior Ambassadors are selected by their teacher for showing enthusiasm and involvement in the programme throughout the year and will receive a special Junior Ambassador Certificate. All other students completing the programme will receive a Certificate of participation.

Teachers will receive training and an Ambassador Handbook that introduces them to the role. The training day is an opportunity to network with other teachers in the programme.

School evaluations are carried out and each successful school will be awarded an EPAS plaque. Schools are encouraged to invite an MEP to the school to present the plaque on behalf of the European Parliament (e.g. at their TY Graduation Day).

To register your school send an email to:

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24 schools are taking part in Ireland this year !

2016-2107 Ambassador Schools
2016-2107 Ambassador Schools

DUBLIN

Adamstown Community College

Station Road

Adamstown

Coolmine Community School

Clonsilla

Dublin 15

Holy Family Community School

Kilteel Road

Rathcoole

Our Lady of Mercy College

Beaumont

Dublin 9

St. Joseph's Secondary School

Convent Lane

Rush

The King's Hospital School

Palmerstown

Dublin 20

MIDLANDS NORTH WEST

Ballymahon Vocational School

Ballymahon

Longford

Carrigallen Vocational School

Carrigallen

Leitrim

Mercy College

Sligo

Oaklands Community College

Edenderry

Offaly

Presentation College Athenry

Athenry

Galway

St. Columba's College

Patrician High School

Stranorlar

Carrickmacross

Donegal

Monaghan

SOUTH

Christ King Secondary School

South Douglas Rd

Cork

Christian Brothers College

Sidney Hill

Cork

Coláiste Chiaráin

Croom

Limerick

Coláiste Nano Nagle

Limerick

Lmerick

De la Salle College

Waterford City

Waterford

Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Ballincollig

Cork

Gaelcholáiste na Mara

Arklow

Wicklow

Mercy Mounthawk

Tralee

Kerry

Nenagh College

Nenagh

Tipperary

St. Anne's Community College

Killaloe

Clare

St. Mary's College

Arklow

Wicklow

 

Call for tenders

The European Parliament is planning to award a public contract for The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme (EPAS) for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Please see our page on Tenders.