The Blue Star Programme is operated and co-ordinated by European Movement Ireland in conjunction with the Department of the Taoiseach’s Communicating Europe Initiative, the office of Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Digital Single Market, Dara Murphy TD, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills.
Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Digital Single Market
Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Digital Single Market, is the Political Patron of the Programme.
The Department of the Taoiseach is committed to building public understanding and knowledge about Ireland’s EU membership and as part of this, the Department administers the Communicating Europe Initiative. The Communicating Europe Initiative awards funding to projects that are aimed at deepening public awareness of the role that the EU plays in our daily lives and the Blue Star Programme comes within this remit.
The European Commission Representation in Ireland is part of the Commission’s network of representative offices throughout the EU. It acts as the Commission’s voice in Ireland and aims to communicate EU affairs at both national and local levels.
The European Parliament Office in Ireland provides information on the European Parliament’s role and powers, on the Irish MEPs and their activities and on issues currently being considered by the Parliament which are of significance for Ireland and for Europe as a whole.
The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.
European Movement Ireland is the National Implementation Body for the Blue Star Programme. EM Ireland is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation working to make the connection between Irish people and the EU and campaigning for every Irish person to get involved with the EU. EM Ireland will coordinate and administer all aspects of the Programme, providing a point of contact for schools. Our job is to support the rollout and delivery of the programme. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 662 5815.