EIL Explore Timeline

How it works: From start to finish

EIL Explore is a year-long programme that begins with the application period from December to April, and ends with the award ceremony in November. Below is an overview of the EIL Explore process.

Which One is for you?

Which One is for you?

First, choose the challenge that is right for you.

Online – start your application

Online – start your application

Start your application online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button  

Submit your application

Submit your application

All application must be received by the deadline: 12 noon Monday December 18th 2017

 

Shortlisting

Shortlisting

The shortlisting takes place in mid-January. Past winners, board and staff make up the shortlisting team. Each application is read three times.

Interviews

Interviews

The interviews will take place Saturday February 24th 2018 in Dublin City (approx 10am - 4pm)

Selection for 2018

Selection for

Successful participants will be notified in March. They will be invited to attend one of the two Explore Induction Days (Cork, Thursday 5th of April 2018 – Dublin, Saturday 7th of April 2018) to formalise the acceptance of the awards. They can then start preparing for their travel abroad and work on their Action at Home outline.

Pre-departure Workshop: May 26th-27th 2018

Pre-departure Workshop: May 26th-27th 2018

Prior to departure, Explorers must attend this informative workshop covering topics such as: Challenges of living in a foreign country Health & safety Putting the learnings & experience from your time abroad to good use in Ireland

Action at Home Outline

Action at Home Outline

Congratulations! You are an Explore Winner 2018! Before taking off for your new adventure, carefully review past Action at Home examples to help with the development of your own project

Travel

Travel

  Off you go! With Action at Home and Pre-Departure workshop info in mind, participants depart for their respective locations to fulfil the Travel phase of their award.

Debrief Workshop

Debrief Workshop

An important workshop upon return, where participants reflect on their own experiences and hear the stories from other parts of the world. Also an opportunity to get guidance and support with your Action Project.

Action at Home Submission

Action at Home Submission

Submit your completed Action at Home in October for review and certification. Successful Action Projects are published on the website.

Action at Home Review

Action at Home Review

All Action at Home are reviewed and assessed by the EIL Explore team.

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Successful participants receive certification for their achievement in November at our national network weekend. Congratulations you have completed your EIL Explore journey!