The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland. It uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
It seeks to ensure that all young people are empowered to develop the skills and confidence to fully participate as active citizens in an inclusive society. NYCI's role is recognised in legislation through the Youth Work Act 2001 and as a Social Partner in the Community and Voluntary Pillar.
Our vision is of an Ireland where all young people are empowered to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to realise their potential and to actively participate in an inclusive society that values and respects them.
NYCI is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
We do this by:
- Representing the shared interests of voluntary youth organisations;
- Advocating on issues that impact on the lives of young people;
- Promoting the development of evidence informed high quality specialist youth work practice;
- Capacity building and professional development.
NYCI celebrated 40 years of achievement in 2007. Some images from those 4 decades: