Meet the Eye on the Edge Team

Cameron Keighron

Age: 26

Occupation: Full Time PhD student in Electrophysiology

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I am really passionate about the power of young people and how to create opportunities for us to have our voices heard. This seemed like a great way to be able to empower the voices of young people on global challenges we face in an interesting way!

Caoimhe McCarthy

Age: 24

Occupation: Trainee at the European Parliament

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I think it’s so important that young people have a chance to influence the decisions that shape their lives. The EYE not only provides them with a platform, but it encourages young people who may not already be engaged in political matters to speak out about the issues affecting them in creative ways, through music, comedy, poetry etc.

Connor Carney

Age: 21

Occupation: Software development student

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I got involved in the project to meet and work with people that are passionate about young people and how their voices will affect our futures. I saw the EYE project as a great way to promote how the youth want their voices to be heard.

Jakub Kostanski

Age: 19

Occupation: Social care student

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I wanted to get involved and give an opportunity to young people to express themselves and to raise their voices on issues that are going on in the world. By being part of the eye on the edge I am able to advocate for young people to create a program to help them develop skills that will help them throughout life.

Lalie Crowley

Age: 20

Occupation: Studying Film & Documentary

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I love meeting new people and organising events!

Liz Hunt

Age: 21

Occupation: Intern at a environmental company / social science student

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: To meet like-minded people who are passionate about a cause and to get an insight of what the behind the scenes of a festival looks like.

Meibh McKinney

Age: 23

Occupation: Programme officer intern with Cooperation Ireland

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I have always believed in the power that young people have to change the world. I saw the EYE as the perfect opportunity for youth to have their voices heard at a European level. I also loved how the project was not only going to involve young people, but it would also be designed by young people! Such a unique opportunity.

Mikayla Kelly

Age: 22

Occupation: Outdoor activity and education instructor

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I’ve always had an interest in helping my community at a local level. I saw the EYE as an opportunity to learn and grow from other ways of life and to make an impact. Also, I applied for this role to work with like-minded young people who are passionate about helping others!

Piotr Zabecki

Age: 23

Occupation: Community Youth Worker at Youth Work Ireland

Reason you got involved with EYE on the Edge: I’m really interested in giving young people a platform to voice out their opinions and thoughts. This is a great opportunity for them to be heard and do something new. Excited to be part of this team!