G8 Youth Summit
The Fermanagh Trust in partnership with Co-operation Ireland, Future Search Network and Libraries NI is holding a G8 Youth Summit in the Lough Erne Golf Resort on the 15th and 16th May 2013. The summit will provide young people from the ages of 16 to 25 across the region with the fantastic opportunity to have their voices heard by world leaders on a range of international development issues.
Two international speakers will address the young people attending the summit. Joanna McVey, Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust said “We are delighted to be organising this event. It is not everyday a young person gets the chance to present their views to world leaders. This will be a huge opportunity for young people from Fermanagh and beyond and a great experience for all involved”.
The Fermanagh Trust is pleased to be working in partnership with Co-operation Ireland and also have the support of U.S. - based Future Search Network who are facilitating the summit, which will help promote a vibrant, positive message from the youth of Fermanagh and beyond.
A key output at the end of the youth summit will be the production of a communiqué from the young people, which will be formally presented to representatives of the G8 countries. It is hoped that these will then be presented to the G8 leaders in June when they arrive in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit.
Enniskillen Library will be providing a wealth of educational resources on international development for the participants of the summit and the wider community. They will be supporting The Fermanagh Trust by receiving applications as well as assisting those interested in learning more about global issues in the coming weeks ahead of the youth summit and G8 in June.
Stephen Bleakley, Area Manager (Omagh & Fermanagh) of Libraries NI, adds: “We are delighted to give our support to the G8 Youth Summit being held in Enniskillen during which the young adults attending will have the opportunity to discuss international affairs, promote cross-cultural understanding and build global friendships. Application forms to attend the summit can be returned to Enniskillen Library and the library will be displaying a range of resources relating to G8 issues which library members can borrow for free.”
For any 16 to 25 year olds interested in participating in this exciting free event, application forms can be downloaded here. Alternatively, application forms can be requested by emailing email@example.com with the subject title ‘YOUTH SUMMIT APPLICATION’. Completed applications must be received no later than Friday 5th April 2013 and can be returned by emailing the above address, or by handing them into Enniskillen Library.