Tag Archives | Noelle O Connell

Executive Director’s Blog – Education in the EU

As back-to-school season rolls around, it’s closely followed by the start or return to college for thousands of 3rd level students here.  So it’s a good time to look at the studying abroad opportunities which are provided and supported by the European Union (EU).  Studying or training abroad gives people […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Youth Unemployment: An EU Challenge

One of the worst aspects of the recession has been growing youth unemployment across the European Union, with an estimated 5 million young people, or 1 in every 5, now out of work in the 28 Member States. In fact, 7.5 million young Europeans between the ages of 12-24 are […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The straight Banana?

It’s the so-called silly season, so this seems like a good time to look at some of the more entertaining European myths.  Like the childhood game of Chinese whispers, if we were to trace the journey of European Union (EU) directives across the Irish Sea what would arrive into Cork […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Last month it was announced that my ‘home airport’, Cork had secured a number of new routes which will see its gleaming steel-and-glass terminal play host to a very busy summer period.  Regardless of whether you travel by air, rail, ship or bus, it’s important to know your rights before […]

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