Youth of Fermanagh to host their own G8

Andrew Elliott, Rebecca Collum from Collegiate Grammar School, Chloe Smith, Special Projects Manager, Hazel McFarland Communications Manager and Jack Poulton.


THE WORLD LEADERS are not the only ones hosting a summit in the Lough Erne Resort this year as the youth of our county and  those across the North will hold their very own G8 Youth Summit on May 15 and 16.


It may not call for a mass police presence or for any roads to close, but the summit will provide young people from the ages of 16 to 25 across the region with the fantastic opportunity to have their voices heard by world leaders on a range of international development issues.

The Fermanagh Trust, in partnership with Co-operation Ireland, Future Search Network and Libraries Ni are holding the event and have arranged for two International speakers to address the young people.

Joanna McVey, Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust said her organisation was  delighted to be involved.

“It is not every day a young person gets the chance to present their views to world leaders.

This will be a huge opportunity for young people from Fermanagh and beyond, and a great experience for all involved.”

A key output at the end of the youth summit will be the production of a communiqué from the young people, which will  then be formally presented to representatives of the G8 countries.

It is hoped that these will then be presented to the G8 leaders in June when they arrive in Fermanagh.


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