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Contacts in Ireland

Leargas - Insight through Exchange

The National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training.
For more information contact:
Youth Work Service
191 - 193 Parnell Street
Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 8731411
Fax: (01) 8731316

European Commission Representation in Ireland

The European Commission Representation in Ireland aims to provide information for young people about the European Union that is relevant and easy to understand.
For more Info:
European Union House
18 Dawson Street
Dublin 2
Tel:   +353 (01) 634 1111
email:   eu-ie-info-request(at)  

European Parliament Office in Ireland

Their website provides information on the European Parliament's role and powers, on the Irish MEPs and their activities, on the work of our office, and on issues currently being considered by the Parliament which are of significance for Ireland and for Europe as a whole. It seeks to provide information on your rights as EU citizens, and to be a resource for Irish schools. There are also links to other key EU web sites.

EU House
43 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6057900
Fax: (01) 6057999

European Movement Ireland

European Movement Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation working to make the connection between Irish people and the EU, campaigning for every Irish person to get involved with the European Union and by doing so, help shape it. Through running a series of campaigns, and education and training programmes, we campaign for Europe to be discussed in Ireland every day not just on referendum day.
For more information contact:
European Movement
6 Marrion Square, Dublin2,

Tel: 01 662 5815,

Fax: 01 662 5817



Useful Websites

European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is an independent, democratic, youth-led platform, representing 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe. The YFJ works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Youth - Partnership

The Council of Europe/European Commission Youth Partnership Portal. This parnership aims to provide a lasting framework for the joint development of a coherent strategy in the field of youth worker training, youth policy and youth research.

Euro-Mediterranean youth platform 

Euromeds aim is to bring NGOs from the European and Mediterranean regions together in an environment of tolerance and mutual understanding by assisting them in networking and capacity building, increasing their participation and exchanging good practice.


Portal for young people.  Europa is the official website of the European Union. It is a good starting point if you are looking for information and services provided by the EU but you don't know your way around our sites.

This site gives you:

  • basic information on how the EU works
  • the latest EU news and events
  • links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies.


EurActiv is the independent media portal fully dedicated to EU affairs. 


Eurodesk is a free information service providing young people and those who work with them with information on EU funding and opportunities to work, study, volunteer and travel in Europe.

Salto Youth

SALTO-YOUTH is a network of 8 Resource Centres working on European priority areas within the youth field. It provides youth work and training resources and organises training and contact-making activities to support organisations, youth workers and National Agencies responsible for the implementation of the European Youth in Action Programme. The network is part of the European Commission's Training Strategy within the Youth in Action Programme. It works in synergy with other partners in the field.

Useful Resources for International Youth Work and Policy

Giudelines for Good Practice

Young Person Safety and Youth Exchange Programme. Published by Leargas.

Youth Opinion

Magazine published by the European Youth Forum providing a platform for the European Youth Forum member organisations, such as NYCI, to voice their opinions.


The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers.
They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions.
T-Kits are produced in English. Some of them are also available in French or German.  Published by Youth-Partnership net.


A magazine about important issues in and around youth work in Europe and beyond. Published by the EU-CoE youth partnership once or twice a year, it is addressed to practitioners, leaders of youth organisations, researchers and policy makers. Articles come from all of those target groups and the magazine is enriched occasionally by outside voices too. Published by Youth-Partnership net.

See European Institutions section for more useful links.