Cross border youth network for peace
THE aim to ‘ keep democracy alive’ through the collaboration of young people on both sides of the border was the theme of a unique youth conference held in the Carnbeg hotel recently.
Organised by Youth Work Ireland (Louth) under the Youth Network for Peace project, the event highlighted the importance of working at maintaining peace on the island.
The peace project is a cross border initiative supported by the European Unions Peace IV project and managed by the Special EU Programmes body (SEUPB) .
The initiative involves thirteen partners from north and south of the island of ireland including Youth Action Northern Ireland as lead partner, along with Youth Work Ireland, the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, Co- Operation Ireland and many more.
As part of the project Youth Work Ireland hosted the one day cross border youth convention on Saturday 24th November in the Carnbeg Hotel and Spa.
A spokeswoman for Youth Work Ireland said they were delighted with the success of the event, and the large number of young people who attended from both sides of the border.
‘ The convention showcased the key issues identified by young people throughout the past year and the work that they have been involved in, for example social action, a range of campaigns and the Youth Bank,’ said the spokeswoman.
The event was also attended by a number of local politicians, including Councillors Anne Campbell and Ruairi O’Murchu, Cllr. Maeve Yore and chairman of the Dundalk Municipal Dis- trict Committee, Keelan.
The covention ran through- Cllr, Conor out the day, with Radio YNP ( Youth Network for Peace) broadcasting the event and musical entertainment by the Irish Youth Music Awards Performers.
Part of the large attendance at the Youth Network for Peace conference held in the Carnbeg Hotel.
June Trimble (Left), Youth Action NI, Marie Flynn, Youthwork Ireland Louth, Patrick Burke, CEO Youthwork Ireland and Shay McArdle, Board Member Youthwork Ireland Louth at the Youth Network for Peace conference held in the Carnbeg Hotel.
Caroline Flanagan (Centre), Regional Director Youthwork Ireland Louth with Councillors Maeve Yore, Conor Keelan, Ruairí Ó Murchú and Anne Campbell at the Youth Network for Peace conference held in the Carnbeg Hotel.