The Emerging Voices Group
The Emerging Voices Group is a cornerstone of the IIEA’s Future of the EU27 project, which aims to add a fresh perspective to the IIEA’s work. This initiative brings together a group of young people, with an equal gender balance, and from a diverse range of backgrounds and professional experiences. The 26 members were chosen during an open selection process which drew over 100 applications.
The group meets monthly to exchange views on working papers, and contributes to the IIEA’s research programme on the future of Europe. In 2019, the IIEA will publish a collection of essays, research and policy papers from the group on a wide range of topics concerning Ireland and the European Union.
The purpose of this initiative is to convene a group of young thought leaders who want to share their visions and ideas for Ireland’s place in the future of the EU27 and to further their understanding of European Union affairs.
Members of the group are keen to contribute to both the national debate and the IIEA’s work, drawing on the expertise they have acquired in their professional experiences, ranging from the public and private sectors, to NGOs and academia.
Below you can learn more about the Emerging Voices Group members, with more profiles to be added soon.