International partners of COURAGE, a European Union funded programme of research and development visited Áras Contae an Chláir during a three-day trip to Ireland organised by Clare Youth Service.
The three-year project, which consists of five partners from Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Lithuania and Norway, addresses the exclusion of young people from social, educational, cultural and economic opportunities. The project is scheduled to end in autumn 2018.
Group representatives were welcomed to Áras Contae an Chláir by Cllr. Ann Norton, Mayor of Ennis, before receiving a briefing in the Council Chamber from Clare County Council on a range of issues including the Clare Sport & Recreation Strategy, Comhairle na nÓg and its development of Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park, Lees Road.
The Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) also delivered a short presentation on its work, including its work with Clare Youth Service. The visit to Áras Contae an Chláir was facilitated by Clare Youth Service, which is the Irish partner in the COURAGE Programme. The delegation is due to visit The Junction in Cloughleigh and the Clare Youth Service offices at Carmody Street later today.