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Policy, Reports and Submissions

  • This qualitative study explores the perspectives and experiences of 50 young minority ethnic people aged 15 to 24 years who have grown up in Ireland. The study by the NYCI aims to spark evidence informed debate in the youth sector and recommends new ways for youth organisations to work with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

  • This qualitative study explores the perspectives and experiences of 50 young minority ethnic people aged 15 to 24 years who have grown up in Ireland. The study by the NYCI aims to spark evidence informed debate in the youth sector and recommends new ways for youth organisations to work with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

  • Review of Irish Aid Programme: Read the Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence  made by the National Youth Council of Ireland on the  review of the Irish Aid Programme.

  • Budget 2018 was limited and modest in scope and ambition. From the perspective of young people it did little to address long youth unemployment, youth homelessness, inadequate mental health services, the cost of third level education and nothing to reverse the reduced and age discriminatory jobseekers allowance payments to young persons under 26 years. There are however, some budgetary provisions that are welcome and are important to acknowledge. This NYCI Post Budget 2018 Analysis outlines some of the main changes affecting young people and youth issues.

  • Youth Check is an impact assessment tool designed to consider the impact on young people and children of  any new Policy or Legislation that is relevant to them.

  • NYCI's  submission to the Citizens Assembly outlines recommendations on how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change.

  • Ireland's youth population will increase by 11.6% between 2015 and 2025, rising to just over 1,000,000. NYCI's Pre-Budget Submission (2018) 'A Million Good Reasons: preparing Ireland for a growing youth population' outlines costed recommendations for Budget 2018 for investment in youth work services, employment, education and social protection supports, and measures to promote positive mental health, equality and to prevent homelessness. Download your copy at the link below.

  • Budget 2017 did nothing to redress the inequitable and age discriminatory policies adopted during recession in response to youth unemployment. In fact, the decisions taken in this budget reaffirmed the intergenerational inequality reflected in public policy in response to young people of work age. The policy decision to award a lower level of increase in Jobseeker’s Allowance to young jobseekers in Budget 2017 was mean-spirited and reinforces the continuation of a regressive and inequitable policy.

  • In this submission NYCI recommends to Government a number of priorities for investment in Budget 2017

    • Invest in Youth Work Services
    • Reduce Youth Unemployment  
    • Incentivise education, training and work for young jobseekers
    • Reduce Youth Homelessness
    • Enhance Youth Mental Health Supports and Services
  • NYCI organised a Collaboration Workshop for the youth sector in March 2012.

    The workshop was facilitated by John Crimmins and Pedro Angulo of Prospectus.  This report outlines the presentations, understanding and discussions of presenters and participants.

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Policy, Reports and Submissions