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Outcomes of  panel  discussions   Art  Encounter  2011 The Youth Arts Encounter this year was attended by 40 young people from all around Ireland. The aim was to explore the theme of Volunteering and Active Citizenship in a local and global context while questioning the ideas around the feeling to Belong using theatre, film, multi-media, visual arts and music. The young people met with local and national government representatives and stake-holders active in related fields. Together they explored how they can participate in the building of a positive future. The creative outcomes will be exhibited and presented to the public during the Globalfest main event on July 16th at Bishop Lucey Park, Grand Parade, Cork, as well as online through our blog and various other social media platforms. This document presents the outcomes of the panel discussion on the issue of Volunteering.

VOLUNTEERING: Young people’s contribute to their communities How does  volunteering  link  to  local  and  global  citizenship?  What  opportunities   are  there?  How  can  young  people  get  involved?  What  principles  are  important? Cork  Volunteer  Centre:  Marie  oMahony Comhlamh:  Grainne  O'Neil

This year we hosted young people from Fishbowl Youth, Scariff, Co. Clare, St. Micheals Youth Project, Ballyfermot, Dublin, Limerick Youth Service , Crooked House Theatre Company Kildare and young people from throughout Cork City.

VOLUNTEERING: Young people’s contribute to their communities

Volunteering:Young people's contribute to their communities  

Outcomes of the panel discussion with the Cork Volunteer Centre representative Marie oMahony and from Comhlamh, Grainne O'Neill