Blue Star Programme Team

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:


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’ConnellExecutive Director of European Movement Ireland

Noelle was appointed Executive Director of European Movement Ireland in April 2011. Prior to leading European Movement Ireland, Noelle provided business development training, education and public affairs consultancy to a wide variety of both private and public sector clients. She held management consultancy positions in Accenture; headed up the Training, Education and Development function of the Construction Industry Federation, and was formerly a Director on the Board of Skillnets.


Lisa Nic An Bhreithimh  – Communications Manager of European Movement Ireland

Lisa joined EM Ireland in February 2019. 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 is currently PRO on the Board of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. She was Communications Manager of Gaeil ar son Rogha, the Irish language branch of the Together for Yes Referendum Campaign and also worked on communications with Tá Comhionannas, the Irish language branch of the 2015 Yes Equality Referendum Campaign. A fluent Irish speaker she taught Irish language and literature in third level institutions including Trinity College Dublin, UCD and Maynooth University.

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