Europe Day 2010 at Scoil Mhuire EnnistymonSchool visits and meeting students are very important parts of my work. I enjoy helping young people understand the workings of the EU and debating current issues. European studies are part of the school curriculum and there are many ways that students can get involved.

The European Parliament office in Ireland provides a range of services to Irish schools and educational bodies:

Further information is available from their office:

European Parliament Information Office in Ireland
43 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 353 (0)1 605 7900
Fax: 353 (0)1 605 7999

There is a vast amount of information available for students and educators on the European Union. For further details on its workings and history
see the European Parliament website where the history of the European Union is also available.


Erasmus is the EU’s flagship education and training programme, enabling two hundred thousand students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting co-operation actions between higher education institutions across Europe.

Over one million students have taken part on the Erasmus programme since its foundation back in 1987.

The programme affords opportunities to many students to live and study in other European countries, helping them broaden their horizons and improve their language skills.


Léargas is Ireland’s National Agency for the management of National, European and International co-operation programmes.

The European Youth Parliament

European Youth Portal

Active Citizenship