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Upcoming training and deadlines

Artist and Youth Work Residency scheme application deadline - August 21
B4Udecide - Donegal September 19

New board members
We are delighted to welcome our new Board members - Kate Cowan (An Oige)(Chairperson of the International Advisory Committee), Niamh Quinn (Foroige), James Healy (Macra), Theresa Cahill (JCI), Michelle Byrne (USI),
Michael McLoughlin (Youth Work Ireland), Shane Doyle (No Name Club)  (Treasurer) and Garry McHugh (YIFM) to the NYCI Board. We would also like to wish Gordon Hill (Crosscare) well in his new role as Vice President.

Ireland's UN Youth Delegates highlight poverty, inequality and mental health

Ireland’s youth delegates to the UN, Lauren Flanagan (24) from Wicklow and Paul Dockery (23) from Leitrim were chosen to address first UN review of Ireland’s performance against global goals... find out more >>

NYCI calls for €2m investment in access to apprenticeships to help halve long-term youth unemployment
We ran a regional media campaign to highlight the need for investment in advance of Budget 2019. You can read the news release here >>
Related media coverage: Irish Times, Leinster Express, Limerick Post, Breaking News, Evening Echo

Resource of the month: Engaging young people with photography

This online resource gives you a duo of photography workshops to undertake with young people – one using cameras and one without. You can get these clear and ready-to-use workshops here >>

Member's News

Member news

Dublin Students Scoop Global Innovation and Enterprise Award at SAGE World Cup 2018: Three Dublin teenagers have taken the Gold Award at the SAGE World Cup 2018 (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship), taking place in Durban, South Africa. The students were announced as the global champions of the Socially Responsible Business category for their enterprise creating and publishing children’s books that feature a hero/heroine with a disability. The team has previously won a number of YSI Awards including the silver award at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards in 2017.Find out more by visiting training

Sign up today for free workshops and training sessions with for youth workers, volunteers, and young people. Available workshop offerings include: Consent & Sexual Health, Suicide and Self Harm Prevention, Healthy Living, Positive Mental Health, The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health, and more! Go to to reserve a session, as spots fill up quickly.

Petition to restore Jobseeker’s Allowance for young adults

The reduced rate of Jobseekers Allowance that young people under 26 receive is putting young people further at risk and damaging their chances of exiting homelessness and consistent poverty Crosscare is asking the public to sign a petition to ask the Irish Government to #RestoretheYouthSafetyNet and give these Young People at risk the support that they need: sign here >>


Last Chance to Audition for the National Youth Theatre

Most of the audition workshops for the National Youth Theatre ensemble are now full. The Dublin auditions are booked out with only limited places left in Cork (08 September) and Sligo (25 August). Thank you to everyone who sent in their completed audition forms. We look forward to meeting you all! More >>


CoOp Workshop - Save the Date
Want to learn more about how to diversify funding sources? On Thursday September 27th, as part of the CoOp Project Youth Work Ireland will host a workshop for the youth sector and representatives from the business sector, in particular SMEs, and CSR/Fundraising experts. The workshop will discuss how to promote and encourage private investment in youth development, and education. Contact Anne to reserve your place.




Youth Sector News

Youth Sector News

€300,000 for Local Creative Youth Partnerships

Regional creativity is set to enjoy a significant boost with the opening of applications for the new Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYP) with €300,000 to be made available to help creative partnerships flourish at a local, community level. A pilot initiative under the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan, it will see cultural and creative resources expand creativity at a regional level, with a total of €300,000 being made available for it. Up to three Education and Training Boards (ETBs) will establish networks that foster real collaboration and information-sharing between local creative youth service providers. This in turn will bring about an improved use of existing resources, practices and initiatives in the ETB area. Applications for Local Creative Youth Partnerships open 27 July, 2018 and close at 5pm, 21 September 2018. Further information and application forms can be found


The Transition Centre offers education, support and progression opportunities to young people within a positive learning environment. Courses include LCA, Sports and Recreation Award, Multi Media Course, Fast Track to Information Technology, and College Access Programme Level 5. This year everyone will be using resources from Operation Transformation for a healthy body assists a healthy mindset.

Gaza Monologues

 The Gaza Monologues have been presented by young people in 40 countries. Gaza is still under siege – the Israeli occupation more brutal than ever; Now thirty three young people from South Dublin bring these stories of siege, full of hope, love and humour to Tallaght. 30-31 August // 2pm & 8pm . Find out more>>

OECD Youth Stocktaking Report

The next generations are the most exposed to global challenges, yet young people struggle to address their concerns to decision makers. The OECD Youth Stocktaking Report underlines a lack of trust from youth in political figures and their leadership. This report presents steps to take for effective and inclusive youth engagement and empowerment.

We want to hear from you - share your opinion in this survey and help the OECD take further action in shaping a more inclusive future for young people.

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