Representation in Ireland

Annual events

Friday 10 March: Model Council of the European Union debate


Students taking part in the 2016 Model Council
The annual Model Council of the European Union debate for secondary schools took place this year on Friday 10 March in the Printworks in Dublin Castle.

Transition, Fifth and Sixth Year students from 28 schools participated. Each school represented one of the 28 European Union Member States.

The theme of the 2017 debate was EU trade policy.

The event was chaired by Mairéad Lavery of the Irish Farmers' Journal.


Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 January 2017: EU stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition


EU Stand at the BTYSTE The EU Commission Representation in Ireland hosted a stand at the 2017 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

The stand featured "Dr How's Science Wows Needs You" where visitors could check out a wide range of science experiments from making mini fire extinguishers to inflating balloons, making our own slime, volcanoes, mini explosion, smoke rings and lots more.

It also featured ERCcOMICS, a creative and ambitious project that used visual storytelling to talk about European science.

Free resources about the European Union were also available for all visitors and Information Officers were at hand to answer queries from a large number of visitors.


Juvenes Translatores competition

Since 2007 Juvenes Translatores has been inspiring young people around language learning and translation.

This year's competition takes place on 24 November. Students from eleven Irish schools will take part in this year's Juvenes Translatores competition. Each student can choose to translate from any official EU language into any other official EU language. DG Translation will evaluate the translations and choose one winning translation from each EU Member State. The winners will be announced in early February 2017. The winners together with one accompanying adult and one teacher will be invited to an award ceremony in Brussels. See here for more information.