Bringing together the young minds of Europe
Students aged 16-18 from across the EU become an MEP for a day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. They will debate, negotiate, amend, vote and finally adopt resolutions on real European issues.
Twelve Irish groups take part each year by participating in competitions organised by the European Parliament’s Information Office in Ireland (see our Competitions page for details). A group consists of 24 students accompanied by two teachers. Competition winners receive a subsidy towards the cost of travelling to Strasbourg. In order to take an active part students prepare in advance and come to Strasbourg already acquainted with the issues up for discussion.
Here are this year's Euroscola winners:
- Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny, winners of the Model European Council, held in Dublin Castle on 4th March this year, will represent Ireland at Euroscola on Friday 27 November
- Students from O'Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath, winners of the Meath Co. Council Schools Debate pictured in Strasbourg on 30th October at Euroscola
- Castleknock Community College, winners of the Design a European Elections flyer competition, in Strasbourg at the European Youth Event on 9th May. "We had such an amazing time and I think it really opened the students eyes to the opportunities outside of our little island!"
- Coláiste Iósaef Winners of the Elections Flyer competition in the South Constituency
- Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, took part in Euroscola on 6th March. The students described it as "a truly international experience".
- Elections Flyer competition winners EAST
- St. Olivers' Community College Drogheda, winners in the East Constituency of the Design a European Elections Flyer, took part in Euroscola on 20 February.
- Read their Blog and view their photos here http://www.juliecullen.com/6/post/2014/02/our-trip-to-the-european-parliament-in-strasbourg-and-an-overnighter-in-frankfurt.html
- Winners of the European Studies Schools Competition took part in Euroscola on 30th January