Five Years of EPAS Programme across the EU

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The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme (EPAS) is celebrating five years of successful cooperation between teachers, schools and the European Parliament, teaching students about their rights as citizens of the European Union. To mark this anniversary, the group would like to thank all the teachers who have been involved in EPAS and who, particularly in the challenging circumstances of the last two years, found new creative ways to deliver the programme. They would also like to give special recognition to the Senior Ambassadors who have delivered the EPAS programme to students every consecutive year since its inception in Ireland by awarding them with a Certificate of Appreciation on their outstanding commitment. These local Senior Ambassadors have included Viki Malcolm, The King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown. 

Frances Fitzgerald MEP said, “On the 5th Anniversary of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme, I want to congratulate all schools across Dublin who have participated in this visionary and inclusive EU programme. The project brings the role of the EU, the importance of democracy and a greater understanding of different cultures into our classrooms at secondary school level. Today in particular I want to acknowledge the immense contribution of two of our Senior Ambassadors of the project in Dublin, Anita Irwin of St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush  and Viki Malcolm of The King’s Hospital School – thank you for all of your outstanding work and your continuous commitment to this worthwhile programme.”

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