Minister for European Affairs announces funding under the Communicating Europe Initiative11/5/11
Lucinda Creighton, T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for European Affairs, today announced awards totalling almost €53,000 under the Communicating Europe Initiative.
Awards will be made to 20 groups for a broad range of Europe-related projects throughout Ireland. These groups responded to a recent call for proposals designed to deepen public awareness of the role that the European Union plays in our daily lives.
Announcing these grants, Minister Creighton said
“It is a priority of the Government to restore Ireland’s standing as a respected and influential member of the European Union and as part of the wider international community. In parallel with this, we want to make Irish people more aware of the importance and relevance of developments in the EU, and of how it functions.
These grants are a valuable part of the continuing broad effort to disseminate information on European issues and to encourage informed debate about Ireland’s future in Europe.”
Note 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.
Communicating Europe Initiative Awards 2011
Organisation Funding Approved
Government and Politics Society, UCC €2,000
Temple Bar Cultural Trust €2,000
Environmental Education Unit, An Táisce €1,000
Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, NUI Maynooth €3,000
Dept of Government UCC €3,500
Institute of Technology, Tralee €3,000
European Youth Parliament, Ireland €9,000
Scoil Chaitriona Snr €500
Junior Achievement Ireland €1,500
European Anti-Poverty Network €2,000
Scoil Cholmcille Naofa, Galway €1,000
Conradh na Gaeilge €5,000
European Consumer Centre Ireland €1,000
Ellen Gunning €3,000
Irish Centre for European Law €3,000
Near Media Group €5,000
Limerick Educate Together School €500
Faculty of Law, UCC €1,000
West Dublin Access Radio €2,000
EU2U Education and Training €4,000