The Blue Star Programme Team is made up of the staff and stagiaires of European Movement Ireland who are the National Coordinators of the Programme. To contact those in the team who deal specifically with the Programme, you can contact us via our email: email@example.com.
Ryan Levis – Blue Star Programme Manager
Ryan joined European Movement Ireland in September 2015, first completing a stage and then a Scholarship. Ryan works closely with the Communications Manager in designing and driving effective communications strategies for the organisation, as well as coordinating the organisation’s flagship educational initiative, the Blue Star Programme. Ryan has worked specifically on the Blue Star Programme since 2015, overseeing the participation of approximately 800 schools in that time-frame.
Aoife Curtin – Blue Star Programme Coordinator
Aoife joined European Movement Ireland in January 2020 as a stagiaire, and has been working closely with the Blue Star Programme manager in coordinating the Programme.
Noelle O’Connell – CEO of European Movement Ireland
Noelle has been the CEO of EM Ireland since April 2011 with overall responsibility for all governance, financial and operational matters of the organisation in growing its development as it works to further strengthen the connection between Ireland and Europe. In November 2020, Noelle was elected as a Vice-President of the board European Movement International.
Lisa Nic An Bhreithimh – Head of Communications and Education of European Movement Ireland
Lisa joined EM Ireland in February 2019 and has overseen all communications policies, strategy and activity since that time. She leads on press engagement; languages, in particular on Irish language communications and education/youth engagement programmes such as the College of Europe programme in Ireland and management of EM Ireland’s Education and Youth Committee.
Lisa has a broad range of experience in communications, campaigning, education and Irish language activism/ education. She worked on communications and academic scholarships with the National University of Ireland and served both as PRO and Treasurer for 6 years on the Board of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. She managed communications as part of Gaeil ar son Rogha, the Irish language branch of the Together for Yes Referendum Campaign and Tá Comhionannas, the Irish language branch of the 2015 Yes Equality Referendum Campaign. Lisa was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Connecticut and later worked with the Fulbright Commission in Ireland. A fluent Irish speaker, she taught Irish language and literature in third level institutions including Trinity College Dublin, UCD and Maynooth University. Lisa completed a BA in Modern Irish and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Communications through Irish from UCD and a diploma in Digital Marketing with The Irish Times.