Being Young & Irish
Being Young and Irish 2012
In his inaugural address President Higgins expressed his wish to engage with young people as part of a series of seminars during his Presidency. In 2012 he called on young people to ‘Take Charge of Change’ and invited them to share their vision for Ireland’s future with him.
Over four months President Higgins gathered young people’s suggestions and ideas for Ireland’s future through an online consultation and four regional workshops.
At the end of those four months the Being Young and Irish report was published.
This report formed the basis for the first seminar of the Presidency of Michael D. Higgins, the Being Young and Irish seminar
The delegates at the seminar produced the ‘Take Charge of Change’ declaration (http://www.president.ie/take-charge-of-change) on behalf of all young people in Ireland and with an interest in Ireland’s future.
© 2012 Áras an Uachtaráin