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Erasmus+ Connections Update

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been awarded Erasmus+ funding to develop a youth engagement project. The programme will give 36 young people the opportunity to actively participate in democratic life by working closely with the Northern Ireland Assembly on an inquiry issue chosen by them.

Days 1 & 2 were held in May and we are about to kick off another 3 days at the end of June.

 So far, the group have taken part in a variety of activities.

They participated in ice breakers, quizzes, workshops, research activities, information sessions, round table discussions, and group work.

They saw Question Time in the Assembly Chamber and a Committee in action (and put their questions to the Members).

They met the Education Officers, Committee Clerks, a range of MLAs, the Speaker, and the Director General of the Assembly.

 

And they chose the issue to focus on for the duration of the project which will be revealed very soon.

The next meetings are on 26, 29 & 30 June. To keep up to date with this project, follow us on Twitter @NIAEducation