The Michael Sweetman Educational Trust was established in 1975 in memory of economist Michael Sweetman, one of 118 people who died in an airplane accident on 18 June 1972. An advocate of Ireland’s entry into the then-European Economic Community, Mr Sweetman was a former Director of the Irish Council of the European Movement (now European Movement Ireland).
Following his death, his friends and associates established an Education Trust in his memory. From 1976, this Trust took the form of an essay competition. The format now embraces the Contemporary Issues Task (with a European dimension) of the Leaving Certificate Applied course for students of Education and Training Board schools, colleges or centres.If you would like more information on the Michael Sweetman Educational Trust, or on the requirements of the competition, please email Loman Conway, on firstname.lastname@example.org.