The Blue Star Programme is operated and co-ordinated by European Movement Ireland in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the office of Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the European Parliament Liason Office in Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills.
Minister of State for European Affairs
Thomas Byrne TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, is the Political Patron of the Programme.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade missions is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and the economic well-being of Ireland and its people. It does this under the political direction of their Ministers, through their staff in Ireland and through through their Embassy network abroad.
European Commission Representation in Ireland
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.
European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland
The European Parliament Liaison 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.
Department of Education and Skills
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, National Implementation Body
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.