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Save the date: Youth Work Changes Lives Showcase

Round Room, Mansion House, Wednesday September 27th 2017. 11.00 am-3.00 pm

We're excited to be planning an event which will allow young people the opportunity to communicate with members of the Oireachtas directly and share what they get out of youth work; what they are proud of; and the changes they’ve seen or brought about.

    Training of trainers for youth workers on tackling hate speech

    Are you a youth leader aged under 35 from a minority group*?

    Would you like to upskill and become a national trainer on tackling and transforming hate speech and prejudice that occurs within youth work settings?

    Can you, and your organisation, commit to 25 days over the next 20 months?

    NYCI is currently selecting a team of five trainees to take part in this very exciting transnational project. The training course is organised with the support of the Erasmus + programme and all activities are free of charge for participants (including travel, accommodation and food costs of the international trainings**). The training venues are accessible and everything possible is done to enable participation of people with any kind of special needs.

    To find out more details please contact Anne Walsh anne@nyci.ie 01 4784122

    Deadline for expressions of interest is July 7th. Selection interviews will take place from the 14th July.

    *We especially invite youth leaders from minority religious and ethnic groups including Travellers; LGBTI youth leaders and leaders with a disability.

    **Trainings in 2017 will take place on 24th to 30th September (Slovenia) and 5th to 9th December (Portugal)

    Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme - Call for Applications

    Have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but need the funding to work with an artist?

    Applications are now open for the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme programme for projects commencing in September 2017. The scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by whom it is jointly funded.

    The scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.

    An application form, application guidelines and further information are available at this link:

    http://www.youtharts.ie/content/artist-youth-work-scheme

    NYCI will also host an information clinic for potential applicants on

    11am-12.30pm St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    To book a place please email anneog@nyci.ie

    If you cannot attend but are interested in taking part in an online information clinic please email anneog@nyci.ie to register your interest. A date and time will be arranged to suit as many participants as possible.

    Networking Seminar for Youth workers/volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the Dublin Region

    Time: 10.30-2pm (including networking light lunch)
    Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
    Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2.
    Cost: Free (includes light lunch and complimentary entry to the Vermeer exhibition afterwards).

    Are you interested in meeting with your peers and colleagues and getting new ideas for arts programmes and projects with your youth groups?

    NYCI Youth Arts Programme is delighted to announce a networking seminar for youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the Dublin region on the morning of Tuesday, 4th July 2017. We are really excited to announce that our partner for the seminar is the Education Department of the National Gallery of Ireland who will also host the seminar. Participants will be among the first visitors to tour the newly reopened gallery and hear about the programmes and offers the Education Dept has that could be of interest to your groups, there will be a practical funding support session from NYCI Youth Arts Programme as well as the opportunity to network with your peers over a light lunch in one of Dublin's most beautiful spaces!

    This seminar is free but will fill up quickly so book your place now with anneog@nyci.ie

    Sexual Health Policy Training - Sligo

    Good Practice: Developing a Sexual Health Policy, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
    This one-day training aims to increase the knowledge and skills of participants to support the development of a policy in sexual health within their respective organisations.
    The course will be of interest to workers who are addressing the sexual health needs of young people through the provision of education, support and advocacy services as well as other related service provision. The training is co-facilitated by the National Youth Council of Ireland and HIV Ireland. Book here.

    Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme - Call for Applications

    Up to €5,000 available: Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project but need funding to work with an artist?

    Applications are now open for the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme programme for projects commencing in September 2017. The scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by whom it is jointly funded.

    The scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.

    An application form, application guidelines and further information are available at this link:

    http://www.youtharts.ie/content/artist-youth-work-scheme

    NYCI will also host an information clinic for potential applicants on

    11am-12.30pm St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2

    Wednesday, 5th July 2017

    To book a place please email anneog@nyci.ie

    If you cannot attend but are interested in taking part in an online information clinic please email anneog@nyci.ie to register your interest. A date and time will be arranged to suit as many participants as possible.

    Youth Arts Networking Meeting - Dublin Region

    Networking seminar for youth workers/volunteers and youth arts practitioners.
    Time: 10-2pm (including networking light lunch)

    Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
    Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2.
    Cost: Free!

    Are you interested in meeting with your peers and colleagues and getting new ideas for arts programmes and projects with your youth groups? NYCI Youth Arts Programme is delighted to announce a networking seminar for youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the Dublin region on the morning of Tuesday, 4th July 2017. We are really excited to announce that our partner for the seminar is the Education Dept of the National Gallery of Ireland who will also host the seminar. Participants will be among the first visitors to tour the newly reopened gallery and hear about the programmes and offers the Education Dept has that could be of interest to your groups, there will be a practical funding support session from NYCI Youth Arts Programme as well as the opportunity to network with your peers over a light lunch in one of Dublin's most beautiful spaces! This seminar is free but expected to fill up quickly so book your place now with anneog@nyci.ie

     

    Member's News

    Foroige: Cúis Drug and Alcohol Youth Project Launched for North Dublin

    Cúis Drug and Alcohol Project's new premises was  launched on the 26th June by Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD in Linnen Court, Balbriggan. Politicians, young people and friends of Foróige gathered to celebrate the launch including Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley, Cllr Tom O’Leary, Senator James Reilly, Dara O'Brien TD, Louise O'Reilly TD, Paul Reid CEO Fingal Co. Council and Cllr Malachi Quinn. The premises has been open since January 2017 and works with young people and families whose substance use is problematic. The project offers intensive one to one and group intervention for young people.

    The Cúis project is operated and managed by Foróige, the national youth development organisation, and funded by North Dublin Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force.

    Andy Neary, Senior Youth Officer with Foróige said “There is an excellent relationship between the Drugs Task Force, ETB and Fóroige which has overseen the development of the project for the past seven years.

    “Whilst the project is based in Balbriggan it covers a wide geographical area covering Rush, Lusk, Skerries, Naul and Garretstown.

    “I want to take this opportunity to thank the young people of the area for their enthusiastic engagement as without their active participation this project would not be the success it is.

    YWI: Equality 17 Updates

    Pride Parade

    Youth Work Ireland co-hosted a celebratory breakfast with Belong To on the morning of PRIDE Dublin, June 24th in The Buttery, Trinity College. Young people from the National Network of LGBT Youth Groups attended, and together marched in the parade as one group under the banner ‘Transforming Young LGBT Lives’. We were delighted to be involved in Pride Dublin again this year.

    Equality 17 Consensus Conference

    We are delighted to be in a position to begin to announce speakers and workshops for the Consensus Conference in October, more will be announced over the summer, but for now Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone will open the conference, with Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin headlining a TED Talk session in the afternoon. The Irish Wheelchair Association have also agreed to facilitate a Disability Awareness Workshop, and we will have more workshops confirmed in the coming weeks. More info can be found at www.youthworkireland.ie/conference

    Equality Symposium

    We will hold a Youth Work Symposium event in early September in our National Office. This event will be aimed at senior managers and will look at how to support organisations in putting in place policy and procedures that can influence and support equality for all young people. We will also produce an edition of Scene Magazine on this topic in the Autumn. We are currently in the planning stages for this event and so, more information will follow, including speaker announcements and a confirmed date.

    Equality Information Resource Update

    We have begun working on the equality resource which will signpost available resources on supporting equality initiatives for young, people, youth workers and volunteers. We will be in contact with you in the coming weeks to ensure we have all available material included in this resource.

    Social Media Campaign

    We will be embarking on a social media campaign for all aspects of Equality 17, and we ask that you share out posts and tweets. Similarly if you have campaigns, messages or post on equality related issues, we can share out, please send them on.

    Vacancy: Irish Traveller Movement - Development Worker

    The Irish Traveller Movement is currently recruiting for a Yellow Flag Development Worker for an 18-month contract to commence in September 2017. This is a part-time (4 days per week) position based in Dublin with travel to schools around the country. The position is ideally suited to an experienced/qualified community worker. Read more.

     

     

    Volunteer with migrant communities and asylum seekers

    VSI is back with more interesting projects that you can take part in this summer! They hope that you've had the chance to get involved in Refugee Week and and want to highlight some projects where you can volunteer with migrant and refugee communities abroad.

    Early Bird Tickets for National Youth Theatre

    Make sure you don't miss out on early bird tickets for this year's NYT Production R.U.R.- Rossum’s Universal Robots, written by Karel Čapek and directed by Caitríona McLaughlin. They are now on sale and will be available until 10 July. Tickets start at €10 for preview performances. The production will be on the Peacock stage (Dublin) from 21 - 26 August. Youth Theatre Ireland will be making an announcement on the cast and full artistic team soon. Also watch out for details of a special NYT alumni event taking place during performance week! How To Book.

    ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Ceremony

    Ireland’s greenest teens were honoured at the final of the Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards Ceremony, which took place last May in the Mansion House, Dublin. Over 80 groups from across the island of Ireland were shortlisted to showcase their environmental action projects at the colourful and vibrant Showcase opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr. During the afternoon Awards ceremony, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten addressed over 700 young people in attendance. The innovative winners include pioneering action projects such as the creation of vibrant bio-diverse habitats for bees; the design of a new, sustainable school as well the creation and development of micro-bead free, organic beauty products. For a full list of winners and all the action visit http://ecounesco.ie/2016-winners

    ECO-UNESCO’s Teen Summer Camp – 26th – 30th June

    ECO-UNESCO's Teen Summer Camp is a perfect action-packed week for green teens! The camp aims to inspire young people to be more environmentally aware through hands-on workshops, creative activities and day trips to Bull island, Barnaslingan and Howth. This is truly a great way to spend a week in summer for young people aged 13-16 years old, from 26th to 30th June and the cost is only 90 euros. Contact Niall at ysd@ecounesco.ie / 01 6625491 or visit our website for more information: http://www.ecounesco.ie/teen-summer-camp-in-dublin

     

     

    ECO-UNESCO’s Green Skills youth employment course (QQI accredited), Bray, starts 10th July

    Green Skills is a free 10 week training course that aims to provide young people with the skills, experience and support they need to progress onto paid employment or education. The course starts on July 10th, in Bray and is open to all young people aged between 16 - 25 years old who are not in employment, education or training. All participants will receive Certified QQI Level 3 training in ECO Community Development; a valuable work placement; one-to-one mentoring; CV and interview preparation; outdoor education including field trips; ongoing support towards education, training and employment. To book online and for more information visit http://www.ecounesco.ie/eco-unesco-youth-employment/green-skills. This course is funded by Accenture.

     

    ECO-UNESCO’s EPV-Accredited Training - 3rd-7th July 2017

    Come and Learn about Nature in Nature with ECO-UNESCO’s ‘Junior Eco-Watchers Training! Teachers can expect to learn new approaches and practical skills and to be provided with a wide range of resources for developing environmental education activities both inside and outside the classroom, using interesting and engaging methodologies associated with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The course will cover the following topics: Climate Change; Waste; Water; Action Project Planning; and an Outdoor Education Daytrip. This course is suitable for 3rd-6th Class teachers but may also be useful for junior cycle teachers or youth leaders working with children aged 9-15. Early Bird €50 by June 23rd. Full price €90. Venue: ECO-UNESCO, 9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2; 3-7 July. For more information & bookings, contact Dave at: (01) 662 5491 or ecochoices@ecounesco.ie

    Talk About Youth - showcase success

    The Talk About Youth project organised a showcase of their with an audience of over 200 people in St. Andrew's Resource Centre on the 20th April. Guests included local elected representatives from all the political parties, funders, partners, specialist organisations, as well as the local community  read all about the event here.

    Youth Sector News

    Music workshops & Summer Camps at The Dock this July

    Throughout July The Dock will be running a series of exciting summer camps and music workshops. There is something for everyone from music, building, drawing, fabrication, design, creating, programming and you get to work with an artist.

    Invisible Places summer Camp with artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July for 5 - 8years & 9 – 14 years .You will exploring, drawing maps, photographing ,modelling/ building, testing ideas and even building machines.

    Young people who have an interest in building and music this is the workshop for you. Instrument building with Ed Devane will run from Monday 17th to Friday 21st July for 12 – 14years. You will build an electric single stringed, fretted musical instrument from a laser cut kit designed by Ed. Introducing young people to the concepts around design, electronics, programming and fabrication. Book on thedock.ie/events

     

    Metro Éireann: intercultural writing competition

    Metro Éireann, in collaboration with Duke University’s Kenan Institute of Ethics, invites young writers living in Ireland to submit original works of writing to its third annual intercultural writing competition (cash prizes totalling €3,000). Writers between the ages of 14 and 21 – immigrants and non-immigrants – are encouraged to enter submissions that explore the ethical challenges associated with intercultural diversity in Ireland. Submissions are due by July 30, and may take one of three forms: a short story, novel extract or a selection of poetry. Workshop sessions will be held in Dublin on July 8, 2017 and July 16, 2017, for entrants seeking guidance with their writing. Advanced booking for those sessions is essential.

    For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/MetroEireann/ contact Bill McCarthy at 087 160 5950 or Chinedu Onyejelem at 01 878 3441 or email info@metroeireann.com

     

    Creative Europe Mini-Showcase

    Creative Europe Mini-Showcase is a spotlight on Ireland’s participation in the Creative Europe programme and looking to 2020… What will the European Capital of Culture mean for Galway?
    When: Friday 21st July 2017 4pm – 6.30pm
    Where: Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway City
    Register here.

    #StillJustMe mental health anti-stigma campaign

    For World Health Day, part 2 of St Patrick's Mental Health Services' anti-stigma campaign #StillJustMe series focused on Depression. Through a series of short films and blog articles, #StillJustMe shines a spotlight on some of the most poorly understood and stigmatised mental health problems. Read more >

    UN Secretary-General's speech "Climate Action: Mobilizing the World"

    Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently delivered a major speech calling for sustained action to meet this global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.  Watch the video of the Secretary-General delivering this speech here.

    Junior fishing clubs and youth groups invited to get in front of the camera and reel in the votes

    Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a Fish & Film competition to encourage young people to spread the word about fishing. Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres are invited to apply to the competition by taking film footage of their fishing adventures and promoting it online. The Fish & Film competition will see entrants film a fishing trip and include fun interviews on what angling means to them. The films will be youth led in content and production with all junior anglers up to and including the age of 18 eligible to apply. www.fisheriesireland.ie/fishandfilm.

    The Gaff: A new play by the Complex Youth Theatre

    Devised, written and performed by the young people at the Complex Youth Theatre, this new work for audiences aged 14+ is a portrait of that stronghold of teenage resistance and experimentation that materializes during a free gaff. The Complex on 30th June, Friday 7:30pm. 1st July, Saturday 2:00pm and 7:30pm.  2nd July, Sunday 7:30pm. Seats are limited to 35, booking is advised. Find out more.

    Bursary: Diploma in Human Rights and Equality

    The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has announced the launch for the second year of its student bursary scheme for prospective students of the Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality at the Institute of Public Administration. The student bursary scheme will support applications from a wide variety of organisations and individuals working in public sector bodies and civil society organisations. Find out more.

    Irish community voices feature in new Love and Courage podcast

    SpunOut.ie founder and social campaigner Ruairí McKiernan has launched a new podcast featuring in-depth audio interviews with leading social innovators, thinkers and campaigners. Guests include Christy Moore, Sister Stan, Professor Ivor Browne, Senator Frances Black, Siobhán O'Donoghue, Caoimhe Butterly, Eamon Stack, Sunny Jacobs, Senator Lynn Ruane, Liam O'Maonlaí and Dil Wickremasinghe. New episodes are being released weekly in the coming months. The podcast is a community supported initiative and available free of charge. People can download on their iPhone using the podcast App or through Apps such as Podcast Addict on Android phones. Alternatively the podcast can be found on Soundcloud and Youtube. Listeners are invited to be part of the Love and Courage community and support its development by becoming a sponsor or patron. Find out more and sign-up for updates on new episodes at www.loveandcourage.org

    Dormant Accounts Fund

    New call for applications under the following Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF) Measures.
    Measure 2: Life after caring
    Measure 4: Pre-activation support for female Refugees
    The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017.
    Find out more.

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