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Minister Byrne announces over €87k funding under Communicating Europe Initiative

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., today congratulated twenty local community groups, educational institutes, and others who have been awarded funding under the Department’s Communicating Europe Initiative scheme. This year, funding of €87,300 has been provided for 20 Communicating Europe Initiative funded projects.

Minister Byrne speaking about the funding congratulated the twenty successful projects said:

‘I’m very excited about the range of projects put forward this year under the Communicating Europe Initiative. All of these projects will make extremely valuable contributions to the ongoing public discourse about Ireland’s role in Europe, and in informing citizens on the impact of the EU on their day-to-day lives. Many of the successful projects will be delivered in virtual format, allowing more citizens than ever to get involved and contribute to the discussion.

“Projects funded this year include radio programmes and podcasts on the impact of the EU for Ireland, Brexit preparedness events, online learning courses, and a session at the Kilkenomics Festival to be hosted by David McWilliams. All of which will help to open a conversation on the many ways the EU interacts with our daily lives.”

The Communicating Europe Initiative aims to deepen public awareness and improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues. 

 

ENDS

PRESS OFFICE

18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Notes for Editors

The Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI) was established in 1995 to raise awareness about the European Union and to improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues. The programme is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs.


The full list of successful projects is as follows;

Name of Organisation

Name of Project

Outreach

Aine Ryall, UCC

Communicating EU Environmental Law, Policy & Practice 2020 Policy briefings

Cork/Online

Aontas

Adult Learning and Global Citizenship: Sustaining European Cohesion and Challenging the Politics of Fear

Dublin/Online

Audrey Galvin, UL

Communicating Europe through people and places. 3rd level journalism competition

Limerick

Ballinderreen Community Centre

A Place for Ireland in Europe, community events

Galway

Children's Rights Alliance

Making Promises Real: the EU Child Guarantee on Child Poverty

Dublin/Online

DCU Brexit Institute

Massive Open Online Course "The European Union: Crisis and Recovery"

Online

European Youth Parliament

EYP Ireland Conferences, series of 6 conferences

Dublin/Online

Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire

Nations Sustainable Development Goals United 2020 - 2050. The role of Ireland and Europe

Nationwide

IACES

Europe and the Future of Ireland’s Ports, Coastal Communities and Maritime Sector

Nationwide

Inniscarra Twinning Association

Connecting for Europe Inniscarra Eurosong Contest Goes Live and Transnational

Cork/Online

Junior Achievement Ireland

Europe4U - 2nd level  schools programme

Galway/Mayo/Online

Kilkenny Carlow Radio Station

What Has Europe Ever Done For Us? Series of programmes/podcasts

Carlow/Kilkenny

Kilkenomics

Euro-Nomics at Kilkenomics: A Live Event and Podcast

Kilkenny

Near Media

The EU and response to Covid-19

Dublin/Online

Political Studies Association of Ireland - UCC

Don’t Debate. Deliberate! Developing Ireland’s Citizens Dialogues on the Future of Europe through deliberative procedures

Online

Radio Kerry

The EU and ME, series of programmes/podcasts

Kerry

Royal Irish Academy

Higher Education, Research and Peace Plus: lessons from the Peace and Interreg Schemes to enhance the contribution of Peace Plus – a Royal Irish Academy online dialogue event

Online

Smashing Times

Citizens in an Equal Europe – A Creative Celebration of European Rights and Values

Nationwide/Online

The Wheel

Future Europe – Irish Civil Society Shaping Europe’s Future, events/online

Online

Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative

United in Diversity, United in Action: The European Union for Young People

Waterford

 

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