Stranorlar students make Europe final

A team from St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal has won the regional stage of this year’s My Vision for Europe competition and will now compete in the final.

A team from St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal has won the regional stage of this year’s My Vision for Europe competition and will now compete in the final.

The final willheld at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) on Friday, 2 March. All are competing for the opportunity to travel to Strasbourg to participate in the European Parliament’s Euroscola programme, together with students from the EU’s 26 other Member States.

This is the third year of the My Vision for Europe competition which invites Transition Year students to get creative and put together short four-minute videos responding to one of three challenges to express their vision for Europe.

This year, the competing teams responded to the following challenges: ‘Once upon a time in Euroland’ - using a fairy tale to tell the story of the EU; ‘The E and U’ - How does the EU directly affect your life?; and, ‘Home away from home’ - How does EU membership impact the ability of a citizen from a new member State to find a place to live, a job, enrol in school, etc.?.

Speaking in advance of this year’s final, Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of the European Movement Ireland, said: “The My Vision competition encourages young people to explore the European issues dominating Irish headlines and to really inform themselves about the Ireland’s place in Europe.”