€315,697 in grants awarded under the Communicating Europe Initiative 2024

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The Minister of State for European Affairs, Peter Burke TD, has congratulated 49 local community groups, educational institutes, local media and local authorities who have been awarded funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs 2024 Communicating Europe Initiative scheme.

2024 is a significant year for the EU, with the 1st of May being the 20th anniversary of the Day of Welcomes when 10 new Member States joined the European Union, and European Parliamentary elections in June. These events provide an invaluable opportunity to engage our citizens on EU issues, and promote the positive impact the EU has on our lives.

Announcing the funding allocations for 2024, the Minister of State congratulated the successful projects, all of which will make an extremely valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on Ireland’s place in, and the future of the European Union.

The Minister said:

“As Minister for European Affairs, I am delighted to award over €315,000 in funding this year under the Communicating Europe Initiative, benefitting educational institutions, community groups, non-profit organisations and Local Authorities.

The projects represent a wide-variety of initiatives, including live debates, schools events, podcasts, exhibitions and conferences. I commend those who were successful in the application process and look forward to seeing the creative ways in which these projects come to life.”

Successful Applications below:

(Organisation – Project – Funding Recommended)

Active Retirement Ireland – Amplifying Older Voices: Strengthening EU Awareness and Engagement – €2,000

Agri Insider – An EU Election Rural and Farming Ireland Roadshow – €10,000

Ballinderreen Community Centre – The Role of Ireland in Europe – €8,000

Ballycanew Ballyoughter – Survey and Report on the impact the EU has had on Rural Communities – €4,000

Ballyhoura Development – Promoting Youth Engagement with the EU through video and sound – €10,000

Centre for European Studies, UL – Symposium and Discussion Forum “Aging in the EU: Challenges and Opportunities – €7,500

Citywise Education – EU Issues – Making the Global Local – €3,000

Comhlámh – The European Union and the Global Care Reform Movement – €2,000

Cork International Film Festival Cork International Film – Europe Day @ CIFF and Spirit of the Festival – €2,020

Crooked House Theatre Company – Deis Pobail Workshop Programme – €6,000

Curraghboy National School – To be truly European in Modern, Rural Ireland on the 20th anniversary of the 2004 EU Enlargement – €5,000

Dalystown National School – EU Inspired Outdoor Multi – Sensory Educational Space – €6,000

DCU Brexit Institute – Massive Open Online Course – The EU in Changing Times – €10,000

Dr Audrey Galvin University of Limerick – Podcast Seminar Series – €3,000

Dublin City FM – EU: How & When? – Series 3 – €3,780

Dublin South City Partnership – Seeing the Bigger Picture – €8,904

Edgeworthstown District Development Association CLG – From the Peace of Amiens to the Treaties of Europe – €5,000

European Anit-Poverty Network Ireland CLG – Building connections for a more social and inclusive – €8,078

Forum Polonia – EU Citizenship – 20 years of EU Enlargement – €10,000

Friends of the Elderly – Research Project on Understanding Loneliness in Older Men in Europe – €10,000

IRD Duhallow CLG – Active and Inclusive Citizenship: Communicating Civic Engagement and Belonging to Young European Citizens – €6,930

Irish Social Enterprise Network – Connect & Empower: European Social Economy in Action in Ireland – €6,000

Junior Achievement Ireland Europe – 4U 2024 – €8,010

Leave No Trace Ireland – Series of videos for Social Media Channels communicating impact and outputs of several EU projects Leave No Trace have participated in – €10,000

National Women’s Council – The Best of Europe for Women – the 2024 Elections as a catalyst for Gender Equality – €10,000

Near FM – Live European Election debate – €3,000

Moyne Community School – EU Youth Engagement Initiative – €2,000

Mullingar Educate Together NS – The EU in Our Lives – €2,000

Presentation Mullingar NS – EU Enlargement 2004 – Building Unity – €3,045

Scoil Chomain Naofa Climate Neutrality – Working together with our EU Partners – €2,500

Technological University Dublin – Cultivating Change, Inclusive Education as the Heart of Europe’s Learning Landscape – €5,000

The Prevention and Early Intervention Network – Children across the EU explaining what they need to be healthy, safe ans happy – €7,550

Twilight Community Group – EU Awareness – €3,000

UCD Centre for Global Irish/ School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore – Pobal na Nae istigh: Pobal na Gaeilge agus an tAontas Eorpach – €8,000

UHUG CLG Partner GoComRadio – Communicating Europe – €6,000

WEAR TUD – We arE All euRope (WEAR) – Expanding EU Citizenship education to young people in the Midlands – €6,000

WhichCandidate – Which Candidate: Informing Irish Voters for the 2024 European Parliament Elections – €5,000

Samaritans Ireland – Promoting 10 Years of the EU Support Through the Harmonised Service of Social Value – €10,000

Graduate.ie – Youth Engagement – €10,000

Successful Local Government Applications below:

(Organisation – Project – Funding Recommended)

Meath County Council – Post Primary Schools EU Debate – €6,280

Monaghan County Council – Women’s Collective Ireland – €7,500

Cork City Council – Cities of Welcome: Connecting Minority European Communities – €7,500

Laois County Council – Midlands radio at Portlaoise Library and Europe Direct Centre – €7,500

Monaghan County Council – Role of the EU in our Local Communities – €7,500

Duhill Community Council – How does our European Elected Representatives support our Community – €7,500

Waterford City & County Council – European Election for Senior-Cycle Secondary Students – €7,500

Wicklow County Council- The EU is(not) alive and well – €7,500

Carlow County Council – Deepen Public Awareness – €7,500

Kerry County Council – Transition Year Students to raise awareness of the EU – €7,500

Dublin City Council – EU Day Conference – €7,500

Arklow Libraries – Library School Visits – €4,200

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