This is the story of Zerina Karup. She came to Ireland as a refugee when she was a baby. She is now studying Development Practice at the Trinity College Dublin. This summer she will be in Kenya for three month with the United Nations World Food programme to do research for her dissertation on the socio-economic impact of home-grown school feeding programmes. Her story underlines the importance of support systems for refugees. They allow people to thrive. They allow refugees to achieve their full potential, grow as people, and give back. It is a long-term investment.
Viktoria (25) and Felix (26) take you on a trip to a social project in Ireland – the Donkey Sanctuary. With their initiative ‘One Social Europe’, they travelled Europe in their van for six months and presented charitable initiatives on their website.
On the 22nd of March 2015, the Irish people voted to change the wording of the constitution, so that a marriage could not only be between a man and a woman. This was a huge and exciting victory for Ireland and its LGBT+ citizens.
Dr. Murdock is a specialist in European history and the Director of the Centre for European Studies in Dublin. He lets you know why many young people in Ireland still think the EU is a great project.