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ConversationZ is a new #YMCAyouthinfo podcast created by young people for young people! This series of our podcast is presented by Lauren Hadden, volunteer with YMCA Ireland's Youth Information service.

🎙Young Voices: Helping shape the new EU Youth Strategy 🇪🇺

Young Voices 2018: http://www.youth.ie/youngvoices

Aleesha reports from the 'Young Voices' consultation in Dublin on 27 January where 94 young people 15-30yrs contributed their thoughts and ideas to help shape the next EU Youth Strategy. Cycle VI of the EU Structured Dialogue (known as 'Young Voices' in Ireland) focuses on key questions being asked all across the EU which will feed into the development of the strategy in 2018.

🎙“Young People Working in Pursuit of Excellence and Ethics."

On Wednesday 10 May 2017, President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Áras an Uachtaráin. We were there and interviewed a small number of young people that President Higgins invited to meet with the Prince and the Duchess, as part of an event on “Young People Working in Pursuit of Excellence and Ethics."

🎙Harry McCann on #TechWeekIRL 2017

On #TechWeekIRL 2017 our special guest is the inspirational young entrepreneur that is Harry McCann! In this episode our reporter Aleesha hosts a wide-ranging Google Hangout conversation with Harry that includes: a look back on some of his achievements to date, collaborating with Lord David Puttnam, young people's use of STEM to tackle real world problems, his busy preparations for the Leaving Certificate and his ideas to make a difference in the future!

🎙Coalition 2030 launch

We focus on the Sustainable Development Goals in the second of our podcasting series as our reporters Niamh, Joe and Aleesha attend the launch of Coalition 2030 in the Mansion House, Dublin. Minister Denis Naughten TD and members of organisations helping to achieve the Global Goals, in Ireland and across the world, all feature in this #Coalition2030 episode!

🎙BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017

We could think of no better place to begin our podcasting series than at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition in the RDS, Dublin. Event organisers, young social entrepreneurs, and a range of this year's entries including some award winners all feature in this #BTYSYE 2017 episode!

ConversationZ is hosted by Lauren Hadden

YMCA Ireland's YOUTH INFORMATION SERVICE, offered throughout the Cork region, is a non-formal educational process that enables young people to develop the skills so that they can make informed decisions and can be active citizens in their communities.

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