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(L to R) Aisha Lawal, Eoghan O’Donnell, Eimear Horgan, Barry Sugrue, Sinead Leen, Erin Fitzgibbon, Collette O’Shea, Atlanta Kennedy, Madeleine Frissung KDYS outside the European Parliament

A group of Kerry students have attended the European Youth Event (EYE).

Kerry Comhairle na nÓg was invited by Sean Kelly MEP to attend the event which took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg recently.

The youth-led initiative is one of 31 youth councils in the country, which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies and supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Kerry Comhairle na nÓg has around 60 members spread throughout the county and is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council and the work programme is managed by the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.

During the event, they exchanged ideas and perspectives on youth-related issues and met with European decision-makers and speakers with a wide range of professional experience.

As a follow-up, a report with the ideas discussed during the event will be made available to all members of the European Parliament.