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Additional places on the Erasmus+ Connections project available!

A final few places have become available on the Erasmus+ Connections Project.

If you are aged 16-18, apply and make your voice heard on an issue affecting young people in Northern Ireland

This project runs until January 2016. Applications are particularly welcomed from the following constituencies: Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Foyle, Strangford, South Down and South Antrim.

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.

Applications for the Erasmus+ Connections project are now closed.

The application deadline for the Erasmus+ Connections project has passed and applications are now closed.

Updated Constituency Profiles

Calling AS teachers and students. What issues concern MLAs at constituency level?

These 18 Constituency Profiles are produced by the Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe), and contain a wide range of useful statistics and maps on demography, health, education, the labour market, low income, crime and road traffic accidents at Constituency and, where available, council ward level.

Information includes:

Young people have their say on the Road Traffic Bill

At its meeting last week, the Environment Committee heard the results of research into the views of young people on the Road Traffic Bill. The Committee Chair, Anna Lo, said that it was ‘very useful to hear what young people have to say’.

The proposed new legislation will change the rules governing how young people learn to drive. The Assembly’s Research and Education teams developed an online survey of young people and spoke to 2 school groups to see what young people thought about the proposals.

Let's Talk - New events scheduled!

As well as the events taking place in the Foyle constituency and the Antrim & East Londonderry areas, the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service is hosting two additional Let’s Talk conferences in the near future. We are currently taking bookings for the following events; act now if you want to be involved:

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UK Parliament Speaker's School Council Awards


Run by Parliament’s Education Service on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Speaker’s School Council Awards is an annual competition that celebrates excellence in school councils.

It's easy to enter. Just tell us about the difference you made in your school or community. The size of your project doesn’t matter. It could be anything from increasing the number of recycling bins in your school to campaigning to save local wildlife.

Every infant, primary, secondary and special school in the UK is eligible to enter.

Road Traffic Bill Survey Deadline Extended

There is still time to do the Environment Committee’s survey about planned changes to the way young people learn to drive. The deadline has been extended to this Friday 28th November.

This is your chance to have your say on an important issue! Over 500 young people have already completed the survey.

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