The Assembly of European Regions in partnership with Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta will host their flagship 2022 Summer Academy event from the 29th of August until the 1st of September.
Marking fifty years since Ireland voted to join the European Community, the event will focus on topics that will shape the next fifty years such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and the war in Ukraine. Such topics as big, existential questions about what Europe stands for, and what future we shape for the next generation.
Building on this, the theme this year focuses on how young people in our regions can be empowered to answer these questions, and shape “A Europe for the Next Generation”. As Europe looks to build back better, this year’s programme will focus on key topics such as climate change, skills and education, cross-border and transnational cohesion and reconciliation, remote working and entrepreneurship.
Through debates, workshops and excursions the programme will explore how regions are best placed to ensure young people lay the building blocks for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable future for all.
Additionally, participants will also be given the opportunity to Derry City to learn about the Peace Process, take-in spectacular scenery on Inis Eoin island and Glenveagh National Park, visit the region’s unique rural innovation hubs.
To find out more and to register for the event click here.