Adam at special event for UK state visit
ADAM HARRIS, founder of the AsIAm.ie website, attended a special youth event in London City Hall last Wednesday as part of President Michael D Higgins' historic visit to Britain.
The event was attended by young people from across Britain and Ireland who gathered together to discuss the common issues facing the youth of both nations.
It was attended by recipients of the An Gaisce Presidents' Award and it's British counterpart, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and representatives from youth organisations across Britain and Ireland including members of the UK Youth Parliament.
Irish TV personality Gráinne Seoighe served as MC at the event, which was also attended by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald.
Among the events to take part on the day was ‘ Taking Charge of Change' which consisted of a workshop with discussions on a wide variety of topics. Among these were youth voice in democracy and the apathy present in both nations among young people towards the democratic process as well as the many cultural commonalities between the two nations such as a shared love of music, the arts and sport.
The responses gleamed from this discussion will be fed back to the President's office from which a report will be compiled that will be presented to both the Irish and British governments with a view to assisting the young people in both countries. The President himself stopped by in the City Hall later in the evening to meet the participants.
Adam described the occasion as a ‘wonderful event' that he was ‘really excited to be a part of.'