Seeds for Integration

Matthew Morrin, 5th Year, tells us about his experiences representing the school at ‘Seeds for Integration’ 

Following on from a work experience placement I did in Transition Year, from the 15th to the 22nd of September, I attended the 20th edition of the University on Youth and Development (a collaboration between the Spanish Government and various other youth-led organisations to train youth on the main issues of the global agenda), in Mollina, Spain, as apart of the OBESSU Seeds for Integration Project, ‘Spreading Seeds’ Evaluation Seminar. 

The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) runs a 3 Pillar Grassroot project called Seeds for Integration. ‘Seeds’ promotes and advocates the inclusion and integration of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker students in 2nd Level Schools and 3rd Level Institutions across Europe. I was there to represent the Irish Second-Level Students Union (ISSU) for the evaluation of our project ‘Prospects, Not Provision’. It was an amazing opportunity to represent the Piper’s Hill College in front of 216 participants from 56 countries all over the world!