The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is delighted to host the online event, ‘2022 European Year of Youth – Putting Young People in the Spotlight’.
Announced by the President of the European Commission in her State of the Union address in September 2021, the European Year of Youth is dedicated to supporting young people across Europe as we emerge from the pandemic. It highlights the importance of European youth in building a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital. The year will focus on encouraging young people to become active and engaged citizens and promoting the various opportunities available to them across the EU.
This event explored the importance of a year focused on youth. Speakers outlined their vision for the year ahead and how they hope to engage with young people in Ireland.
More information on the European Year of Youth can be found here.
Maria Walsh, MEP for Midlands Northwest
Lorraine Gilligan, Executive Director of Léargas, National Coordinator of the European Year of Youth
Harry McCann, Founder, Digital Youth Council
Moderator: Tim Hayes, Head of Communication and Outreach Section at the European Commission Representation in Ireland