We had so much fun

Niamh, 10 years, about her time at Ireland's first Europe Day Festival

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The Hub's overview

The Hub in Active European Citizenship brings under one roof all the programmes developed thanks to Erasmus+ Jean Monnet funding.

  • 2017-2019: Jean Monnet project - My Big Friendly Guide to the European Union
  • 2021-2024: Jean Monnet Chair in Active European Citizenship - ACTIVEUC
  • 2022-2025: Jean Monnet Teacher Training Grant - Knowing Me - Knowing EU

The vocation of the Hub is to connect all levels of education on topics relating to active European citizenship.

From primary level, through secondary to third level, this Hub will become the centre of collaboration, creativity, teaching, training, and research on the best ways to empower our youngest citizens with the knowledge and skills required to engage on European issues.

Teachers, academics, students, make contact, register for our CPDs, and collaborate with us!

The Hub's activities

Discover our four pillars:

Teaching and learning - Training - Research - Community events

News at the Hub

07 May 2023

Ireland's first Europe Day Festival!

On 7 May 2023, UCC’s Hub in Active European Citizenship organised Ireland’s first Europe Day Festival. Over 700 people came to Cork City Hall to engage in over 20 EU-themed games and activities, attend 10 live performances on the theme of EU values, and play our EU treasure hunt.  Pencil it in for 5 May 2024!
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23 Apr 2023

Free family fun day to celebrate Europe Day!

Ireland has been a member of the European Union for 50 years. Many events are organised to celebrate this milestone. We wanted to do something a little more different, more festive and inclusive of the entire civil society, including our youngest members. On 7 May, in Cork City Hall, from 1pm to 5pm, we will have an afternoon of fun with many child friendly activities, others more focused on teenagers and parents as well. You can download the full list of activities as well as the lay out of the Cork City Concert Hall and Millenium Hall for the day just here: 
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24 Jan 2023

Launch by Tanaiste of Into Europe - Ireland and the EU 1973-2023

On 24 January, some members of the Hub in Active European Citizenship's team were delighted to attend the launch by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin TD of the Into Europe: IRELAND & TE EU 1973-2023 campaign. It is composed of 12 bilingual panels which trace Ireland's journey in the EU and the impact the membership has had on the country.  The Tánaiste delivered a passionate speech on the necessity of keeping Irish citizens engaged on EU matters. The Hub in Active European Citizenship Hub was delighted to take part and meet so many actors of European life in Ireland.  Thsi exhibition is going to start travelling the country, going mostly to public libraries. The Hub will be involved in many activities associated with the Into Europe exhibition.
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28 Nov 2022

School competitions launched

On 21 November 2022, Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Forde, did us the honour to launch our primary and secondary school competitions for our very first Europe Day Festival on 7 May 2023. It will be a family fun day for everyone. Bring your friends along as well. We are taking over Cork City Concert Hall and Millenium Hall. But really, we're taking over the whole city. We will have an EU themed treasure hunt with 27 teams of four (2 adults and 2 children 12 and under) who will compete for a weekedn away to a European destination sponsored by Cork airport and Cork City Council.  There will be many spot prizes on the day and lots of fun! Spread the word and come along!  
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