Reduced Mobile Phone Roaming Charges Key Benefit of EU, Irish teens say

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Foróige-Notinuse May 13, 2014

Reduced mobile phone roaming charges was highlighted as one of the key benefits of Ireland’s membership of the European Union for teenagers, a new video launched today has shown.

'A Day In The Life Of A Young European' ( was produced by teenage members of Ireland’s leading youth organisation, Foróige. They produced the video to mark Europe Day, which is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe.

The teens took on the challenge of explaining the benefits of EU membership from their own perspective and focussed on issues that have an impact on a young person's everyday life.

On top of roaming charges, other benefits they highlighted include education, health, gender equality, improved infrastructure and improved food quality.

The teenagers – who hail from Dublin, Westmeath, Waterford, Kerry, Wicklow, Carlow, Cork and Galway – also produced an education pack ( which will give people the opportunity to explore in more detail the issues covered in the video.

The group hopes that youth groups, schools, libraries, and anyone interested in learning more about the EU will find the video and education pack a useful first step in discovering the benefits of EU citizenship. The initiative was supported by the European Commission representation in Ireland.