Léargas Forum 2017

Fri, Oct 20th, 2017

Join us for the annual Léargas Forum in Dublin Castle Conference Centre on Tuesday 28 November from 9.30 am to 3.00pm. Whether you’re a newcomer to European exchange or an experienced practitioner, the Forum is a day to share experience and explore possibilities for the future.

The 2017 Léargas Forum celebrates Eramus+ and its development over the last thirty years. We’ll be celebrating the evolution of the programme and reflecting upon European Citizenship and what it means today.


  • Keynote address
  • Panel discussion: European Citizenship 30 Years On. Hosted by Ursula Halligan with panellists including Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, Peter Hussey (Crooked House Theatre), Ger Brennan (St. John’s Central College, Cork) and Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
  • Performances by Crooked House Theatre Company and Galway Community Circus
  • Project showcases – connect with exhibitors who have current projects
  • Performance by Galway Community Circus


One Good Adult –  Jigsaw 

This workshop is aimed at adults who support, work or volunteer with young people. Participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the importance of  their role as ‘One Good Adult’
  • Be more aware of the consequences of neglecting self-care when supporting young people
  • Identify their own self-care needs and early warning signs
  • Develop a personal self-care plan.

Screenagers: Active Citizenship in a Digital Era – National Youth Council of Ireland 

Screenagers is a collaborative international research project focussing on the use of ICT, digital and social media with young people.

The workshop will identify:

  • The needs, gaps and opportunities for ICT within the youth sector, particularly for the various age groups of young people, and what supports are available.

See the Change, Sustain the Change – Léargas

It takes a lot of work to run a project and create an impact. How can we recognise the difference a project  makes, and help the change to last? Participants will:

  • Learn about methods and data sources to help recognise the difference a project makes
  • Hear from Erasmus+ projects that have had a lasting impact
  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders to help sustain a project beyond the ‘Final Report’!

European Solidarity Corps: 

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative creating opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. Participants will:

  • Learn more about this exciting new initiative
  • Discover the possibilities for them and their organistions
  • Network with other participants.

Download the complete draft agenda here and register here