DONEGAL Youth Councillors held a Youth Matters pre-election event last week in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.
The Youth Matters event started with a presentation by Donegal Youth Council highlighting their work and their concerns around youth issues. Youth Council Regional group chairpersons also presented a vision of issues in their particular electoral region.
The Donegal Youth Council is a group of 36 young people aged 12-18 years, elected by their peers for two years to identify issues and promote projects to improve the lives of young people in Donegal. The Youth Council represents the views and opinions of young people of Donegal, by building and strengthening links with people and organisations that impact on young people’s lives.
The second part of the event saw candidates and Youth Councillors in roundtable discussions where they got an opportunity to discuss further around issues such as Health and Wellbeing, Bullying, Education and Youth Facilities. During the roundtable exchanges each candidate had a chance to meet and discuss particular issues with each Youth Councillor and share ideas and propositions to improve life of young people.
The Donegal Youth Council is funded by the Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service.
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