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NYCI as a Representative Body

The National Youth Council of Ireland is the representative body for the youth work sector in Ireland. This is recognised through the Council’s status as the Representative Body for Youth Organisations under the Youth Work Act and as a Social Partner.
NYCI maintains contact with a diverse range of external bodies. Representatives are nominated to a number of key national policy-making and Government bodies. NYCI regularly presents submissions to national commissions and statutory task forces, and is regularly invited to participate on consultative groups and official bodies.

NYCI has the right to nominate people for consideration as members of:
  • Seanad Éireann
  • An Bord Pleanála
  • Environmental Protection Agency

NYCI directly participates on or supports the following bodies’ work:

  • Africa Europe Youth Platform
  • Association of Health Promotion Ireland – Executive Committee
  • Ballymun Youth Guarantee Pilot National Steering Group
  • Boardmatch
  • Causeway Management Group
  • Challenging the Crisis Advisory Group (IDEA)
  • Children First Implementation Committee for Youth Work
  • Children’s Mental Health Alliance
  • Child Protection Network
  • Community and Voluntary Pillar of Social Partnership
  • CPP Advisory Group
  • EAPN (Europe 2020 Group)
  • EU Commission Working Group on role of Youth Work in addressing Youth Unemployment
  • European Youth Forum-Council of Members
  • European Youth Forum Taskforce on Post 2015
  • Five Nations Group
  • FNYPAR (foreign national young people at risk working group)
  • Irish Traveller Movement – member of the advisory committee for the Yellow Flag Programme
  • Leargas Board
  • Leargas-Grants Committee for Erasmus+
  • Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies Professional Programmes Advisory Group
  • Men’s Health Forum
  • National Children and Young People’s Advisory Council
  • National Economic and Social Council
  • National Healthy Settings Forum
  • National NQSF Implementation Sub-Committee
  • National Reference Board for the European Year of Development
  • National Women’s Council Y Factor programme
  • National Working Group for Structured Dialogue.
  • National Youth Strategy Task Group
  • National Youth Work Advisory Committee
  • North/South Education and Training Standards Committee
  • North/South ICT Working Group
  • Quality Standards Training & Resource Development Task Group
  • The Equality Authority
  • The Wheel
  • UN Youth Delegates from Ireland