- Less than €1.25 a week per young person currently invested in youth work
- Total youth work funding still 20% below 2008 levels, despite growing youth population
- Number of those aged 10-24 to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025
NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
- October 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
- October 8, 2018 - 12:45pm
Interested in the use of tech for good? Want to be involved in an innovative project that helps young people highlight their skills for potential employers? SkillsSummary is an exciting new IT solution developed with Accenture and funded by DCYA. It supports young people, some of whom may find traditional academic learning challenging, by helping them to map the learning acquired through their participation in youth work and other non-formal settings to a set of competences.
- October 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Youth Council renews calls to invest €2m in Access to Apprenticeships Programme to support youth employment
We need the development of, and investment in, an access apprenticeships programme to support young people with fewer opportunities and qualifications. That was the message from James Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Deputy Director, speaking in advance of Budget 2019.
- October 3, 2018 - 4:45pm
We're delighted and proud that two young people Aisling O’Boyle (22) from Dundrum, County Dublin and Jamie Moore (26) from Dungarvan in County Waterford addressed the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on October 3rd.
- October 1, 2018 - 2:30pm
NYCI to roll out programme that improves mental wellbeing and coping skills in young people launched by Minister Catherine Byrne today