Last October, 2016, the European Parliament decided to roll out the European Parliament’s Ambassador Schools Programme in all Member States. This decision followed a successful pilot phase in six Member States, one of which was Ireland. Schools in Ireland were invited to register their interest via the website www.europarl.ie/youth and 26 schools will take part this year. A welcome pack has now been sent to each school along with a Workbook for each student. The programme hopes to raise awareness of Europe, democracy and political choice among young people across the EU. Ambassadors (teachers and students) do this by organising a Europe Day event, setting up an EU info point, linking up with schools in other EU countries and completing the Workbook. Schools are encouraged to invite an MEP to visit their school as part of their Europe Day activities or to present the EPAS plaque on behalf of the Parliament.