Europe for Beginners: Programme 1

A new Radio series exploring the historical development of the EU and Ireland’s place in that development will be broadcast by north east Dublin Community radio station near90fm. The programmes will be aired on nine consecutive Thursday’s at 6.30pm commencing 3rd March 2011. Series Producer, Ignacio Irigoien says “this series is to inform people of the history and workings of the EU, its institutions and their effect on Ireland. It is a very timely initiative in view of the increasing role the EU will have in Irish affairs, especially economically, in the coming years”.

In this program we look at the beginnings of the European Union or European Economic Union as was known at the time. Listen to the program to learn about, when, how and why the European project was born in an Europe that that just had come out of a devastating war.

This radio series is funded through the Broadcasting Authority of Irelands Sound and Vision scheme and Communicating Europe, a Department of Foreign Affairs initiative.