This arrived in my inbox today. It may be of interest to some readers!
You may wish to be aware that Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs, has announced details of the 2010 Communicating Europe Initiative. Applications for funding are invited from voluntary organisations and education bodies who are interested in raising awareness about how the European Union matters in their community.
Consideration will also be given to proposals for events, large or small, that are organised to celebrate Europe Day. Europe Day, which takes place on 9 May each year, is an opportunity for citizens throughout Europe to celebrate the EU’s achievements and to reflect upon the Union’s aim to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples.
Minister Martin said:
“Last October, the Irish people wholeheartedly reaffirmed their desire for Ireland to remain at the heart of Europe. Voluntary organisations and education bodies played a vital role in raising awareness of how the EU matters in their communities and supporting their efforts continues to be a key priority for me.
I look forward to receiving applications under this year’s Communicating Europe Initiative. Events commemorating Europe Day on 9 May are a great way for Irish citizens to join with their fellow Europeans in celebrating the achievements of the EU and I am delighted that such events are among those that can be supported under the Communicating Europe Initiative.”
Application forms and further details are available from our website: www.eumatters.ie or by contacting the undersigned.
The closing date for the receipt of applications for the current round of funding is 5 March 2010
EU Secretariat & Communicating Europe
Department of Foreign Affairs
76-78 Harcourt Street
Ph: (+353 1) 408 2500
Fas: (+353 1) 475 2002
If you know of any events planned for Europe Day, let me know and I will advertise them free!