Tralee Councillor Selected For EU Young Elected Politician Programme

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Cllr Mikey Sheehy

KERRY County Councillor Mikey Sheehy has been selected to participate in the EU “Young Elected Politician” programme 2020 which is due to take place in October.

Over 600 applications were made to the programme with Tralee Municipal District Cllr. Sheehy being one of 150 selected to partake in the event which takes place over one week.

“One of the main aims of the programme is to allow the participants to gain a greater understanding of how to seize opportunities for their region through EU initiatives. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to engage and network with other elected representatives from throughout the EU,” Cllr. Sheehy said.

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The week long programme will take place vitually from October 12th to 17th. The event was due to take place in Brussels but the sessions has been moved to a online in order to comply with COVID19 restrictions.

The Young Elected Politicians Programme (YEPs) is a network of politicians who are no older than 40 and hold a mandate at regional or local level in the EU.

The purpose of this network is to exchange best practice among local and regional politicians;
network with fellow young elected politicians from the EU in real life and on YEPcommunity.eu; understand and seize opportunities offered by the European Union for local and regional areas; speak for EU regions and municipalities in the European legislative process and gain visibility in European circles.

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