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European Year of Youth 2022

Make your voice heard! 2022 is the European Year of Youth, shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital. With plenty of opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people and engage in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth is the moment to move forward with confidence and hope in a post-pandemic perspective. Find out what the Year has in store for you and join in the #EuropeanYearOfYouth !

Léargas is the national coordinator for the European Year of Youth in Ireland. For more information contact our European Year of Youth team.

European Year of Youth in Ireland

On 17 May 2022 Léargas invited young people from all over the country to hop aboard a train from Dublin to Cork, to discover the world of European opportunities for Youth.

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European Year of Youth 2022

Visit the official European Year of Youth 2022 website for updates on how you can get involved.

 

European Year of Youth

Voice Your Vision

Erasmus+ 2021-2027

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It provides funding and support for organisations to carry out projects that match its objectives, and that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning.

Youth Participation Projects

Mobility Projects for Youth Workers

Youth Exchanges

Partnerships for Cooperation

Training & Cooperation Activities

DiscoverEU

European Solidarity Corps

Young people aged 18 to 30 can volunteer in projects that meet community needs, or set up their own ‘Solidarity’ project to address an issue they are concerned about. Youth organisations can send or receive volunteers as part of the programme.

Volunteering Projects

Solidarity Projects

European Year of Youth

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport, Mariya Gabriel

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Next Steps

VISIT THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF YOUTH PAGE

Stay up to date with European Year of Youth news

Check it out
SUBMIT AN ACTIVITY

Planning an activity during the European Year of Youth? Submit an activity!

Submit an Activity
SIGN UP FOR OUR YOUTH NEWSLETTER

Get updates straight to your inbox when you sign up for the Léargas Youth Newsletter!

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TAKE PART IN A LÉARGAS EVENT

Get involved in a European project this year through Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps. Remember that the Year of Youth is a cross-sectoral celebration of young people. Working in School Education? Get involved too!

Check for Events
APPLY FOR A MICRO GRANT

Planning an activity or event which ties in with the European Year of Youth? Apply to Léargas for a Micro Grant!

Find out more

Micro Grants

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Apply for a Micro Grant

We want to fund activities and events that:

  1. shine a light on the great work that is already happening around the country during European Year of Youth (#EYY2022)
  2. support you to take this opportunity to try out something completely new in partnership with the young people in your organisation or community 

So if you’ve an activity idea for #EuropeanYearOfYouth apply for a European Year of Youth Micro Grant!

Léargas is the national coordinator for the European Year of Youth in Ireland. If you’ve any queries do not hesitate to contact our European Year of Youth team.

Connect With Europe

Léargas, Eurodesk Ireland and Youth Wiki were delighted to host the 'Connect With Europe' event in Ireland, officially welcoming in #EYY2022

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Upcoming Léargas Events

BiTriMulti Training Course

This is an international training course (TCA) taking place in Ireland 06-10 March 2023. It is for people working with young people who would like to develop Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges.

Deadline: 2 December 2022

European YouthFest

Join us at European YouthFest, to celebrate the learning of young people who took part in European Programme activities in 2022.

Deadline: 3 December 2022

Erasmus+ Sports Information Session

Join us at an information session all about the new Erasmus+ Sport action, ‘Mobility of Staff in the Field of Sport’. This event takes place on 06 December.

Deadline: 6 December 2022
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Blogs

Celebrating the European Year of Youth 2022

In this open letter to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps beneficiaries in Ireland, our Executive Director welcomes the opportunity for Léargas to coordinate the European Year of Youth in Ireland.  We’ll be working with all our beneficiaries and partners to ensure that this year is a memorable year for Youth!

Tips and Ideas for your European Year of Youth Event

In this blog our Eurodesk Coordinator, Malgorzata Fiedot-Davies, shares her tips and ideas for planning your European Year of Youth Event in 2022.

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Meet the Team

Emma Grainger

Head of Engagement & Outreach Team (01) 8871232

Laura Austen Gray

Senior Project Officer (Youth Wiki) (01) 8871241

Vasiliki Psarra

EUROPEAN YEAR OF YOUTH MICROGRANTS PROJECT OFFICER (01) 8871221

Lorraine Gilligan

Executive Director, Media contact (01) 8871201

Deirdre Finlay

Head of Education & Training Development Team (01) 8871205

Carmel Walsh

Senior Support and Development Officer, Youth KA2, Accreditation, DiscoverEU (01) 8871202

Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska

Senior Support and Development Officer TCA/NET (01) 8871258

Jane Carter

Inclusion & Diversity Officer, DiscoverEU Inclusion Action (01) 8871229

Audrey Reilly

Support and Development Officer, Youth Exchanges, Youth Participation Activities, Youth Worker Mobility (01) 8871222

Malgorzata Fiedot-Davies

Eurodesk Officer (01) 8871210

Daniel Abels

Support & Development Officer, Youth, Project Support All Fields (01) 8871257