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European Parliament Ambassador Programme

As part of our Transition Year students’ studies, all students complete the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme. EPAS aims at increasing students’ awareness of European parliamentary democracy, the role of the European Parliament and European values. It also encourages them to actively participate in EU democratic processes. Today, as part of the EPAS Programme, Junior Ambassadors welcomed MEP Billy Kelleher (Fianna Fáil Party) to ERSS to speak about his role as an MEP and the history of Ireland joining the EU and the importance of being an active European citizen. Mr Kelleher, who is a member of the EU Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs delved into topics such as European Environment Laws, the Single Market and his experience of travelling to the Ukraine during the devastating war. He took questions from our EPAS students who were keen to find out more information on how a young person can become involved in politics, environmental issues such as pollution and what it means to be a young European citizen in today's society. We would like to thank Mr Kelleher for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to our students and delivering a passionate and informative speech, that our TY students thoroughly enjoyed.

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