Foróige has won the prestigious European Citizen's Prize for 2017, in recognition of the organisation's Youth Citizenship Programme!
MEPs Seán Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune nominated Foróige for the prize, which the European Parliament awards to projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation and promote understanding within the EU.
A prize ceremony will take place in Ireland later this year, and Foróige will be represented at the annual Citizen's Prize awards ceremony at the European Parliament, Brussels on October 11th.
Foróige members Ashling Dunphy and Ciara Beth Ní Ghríofa were among the Keynote Speakers at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 8th Biennial International Conference, which is taking place in NUI Galway.
The theme for the two day event is 'Rediscovering Empathy' - Values, Relationshops and Practice in a Changing World.
Ashling and Ciara Beth were among the guests exploring the topic 'Activating Social Empathy: Learning with and from Youth Researchers'.
The winners of the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards received a private audience with President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.
Ballaghaderreen Foróige club won the top prize at the Awards last month for the leadership, compassion and community spirit of their project welcoming young Syrian refugees to their town.
The group created welcome folders translated into Arabic and hosted welcome nights for the refugees where they played games, got to know each other and gave welcome packs of handmade and traditional Irish products.
Over 200 young people attended Foróige Fest in Tallaght Stadium earlier this week.
The Mayor of South Dublin County Guss O'Connell and Foróige Chairperson Sandra McIntyre were among the guests at the Social Media themed event, which celebrated the work and experiences of the young people in Foróige Clubs and Projects over the past year.
The crowd was also entertained by a range of games and activities, as well as some fantastic live music.
This afternoon marked the official launch of 'Reach Out, Speak Out', a rap about mental health, which was written and performed by young people at the Foróige Mayfield Youth Initiative.
Almost 5000 young people from all over Ireland travelled to Longford last Saturday for this year's Hype Youth Festival.
The sold out event featured a host of brilliant bands and singers, including Áine Cahill, State Lights, Sean Rooney, and Adam Fenelon.
Festival headliners Keywest belted out their hits to a really euthusiatic crowd, and the night ended with a fantastic DJ set from Today FM's Fergal Darcy.