NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
- December 1, 2016 - 2:00pmYouth Council: Decrease in young people signing on welcome, but over 13,500 under 26s long-term unemployed still far too highThe National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has voiced concern at the number of long-term unemployed aged under 26. New figures released today (01.12.16) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the number of those aged under 25 signing on the Live Register in November 2016 was 30,851. This represents a decrease of 1,408 compared to the October 2016 figure of 32,259.*Concern at long-term unemployed young people
- November 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Concern/NYCI Youth Summit on migration is the flagship event of this year’s One World Week
Naval Services and UN Delegate share experiences of rescues on Libyan coastline and of working on the UN migration summit in New York
- November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance democracy in Ireland UCC/NYCI seminar told
Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance, expand and enrich the democratic system in Ireland. That was the key message emerging from a seminar on voting rights organised by University College Cork (UCC) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Dublin today (16.11.16).
RESOURCES FROM THE EVENT:
Presentations from 'Perspectives from the statutory sector' session:
- Ms Bernie Mc Nally, Assistant Secretary at the Department for Children and Youth Affairs
- Mr Jerry Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive, Pobal
- Mr David Treacy, Education Officer, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
- Including preview of 'Youth Work Changes Lives' campaign materials and Youth Arts Advocacy presentation.
- Video: Youth Work Changes Lives - #IUsedToBeQuiet - Youth Arts Advocacy group
- November 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
Calls for TDs to support motion to bring 200 young people to Ireland immediately
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - is today (01.11.16) calling on all 158 TDs to support the motion to bring 200 children and young people to Ireland with immediate effect, ahead of a Dáil debate on Wednesday.
Valerie Duffy, head of NYCI’s Development Education programme said: “NYCI is calling for immediate action to care for the children and young people at the Calais camp.
- October 19, 2016 - 3:45pm
Report findings also welcome.
Radical reform of work experience programme long overdue – vital to ensure there is no JobBridge ‘Mark Two’
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide - has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar that the JobBridge scheme is to be abolished, made yesterday (18.10.2016) at the launch of a review of the scheme.