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Minister Byrne announces grants to help promote understanding of the EU & Ireland’s place in Europe

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., today congratulated 21 non-Governmental organisations, local community groups, educational institutes, youth organisations and local media organisations who have been awarded funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs 2022 Communicating Europe Initiative scheme.

Announcing the funding allocation of €91,500 for 2022, Minister Byrne congratulated the 21 successful projects, all of which will make an extremely valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on Ireland’s place in, and the future role of, the European Union.

The Minister said: “This year’s Communicating Europe Initiative forms an important pillar of the Government’s EU50 programme. EU50 marks Ireland’s 50 years as a member of the EU and will continue to provide an opportunity for citizens to engage with EU issues throughout the 18-month period.

“I’m very excited about the range of projects put forward this year under the Communicating Europe Initiative, including the impressive breadth of projects across Ireland. Over recent years, the virtual nature of CEI projects allowed us to reach out to much greater numbers of Irish citizens from diverse backgrounds than in the past and I am delighted that as we move to a more hybrid model, we have been able to continue to capture that same wide diversity of projects and organisations.

“As we look to the next 50 years of partnership and friendship in the EU, it has never been more important to engage with our citizens on what the EU is, what it brings to our country and how it helps projects our voice and our values on the international stage.”

ENDS

Press Office

18 May 2022

 

Notes to editors

A full list of recipients is available here:

 

Communicating Europe Initiative 2022

Organisation

Grant

Audrey Galvin, University of Limerick

€2,500

Claremorris Community Radio

€2,500

Corran College

€3,000

Crooked House Theatre Company

€5,000

DCU Brexit Institute

€5,000

Donegal County Council

€5,000

Dublin City FM

€3,000

Duhill Community Council, Co Tipp

€1,000

European Youth Parliament Ireland

€15,000

IRD Duhallow

€2,000

Centre for European Studies, University of Limerick

€10,000

Junior Achievement Ireland

€10,000

KCLR

€4,000

National College of Art and Design

€2,000

Our Lady's Secondary School

€4,000

Radio Kerry

€5,000

SLi Waterford

€4,000

The European Network

€2,000

Trinity Long Room Hub

€2,000

Irish Centre for European Law - TCD

€1,500

Twilight

€3,000

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