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JobBridge in need of review and reform, despite positive elements, Youth Council report finds

February 24, 2015 - 11:30am

57% satisfied with their internship but only 27% secure full time employment

Internships have a role to play, but only if properly structured and controlled. The JobBridge scheme requires significant reform to enhance the experience of participants and increase progression into secure employment.

No referendum on voting age: Youth Council expresses disappointment but says campaign will go on

January 15, 2015 - 1:15pm

Voting age can still be extended to 16 and 17 year olds in local and European elections, without referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has today (15.01.15) expressed disappointment at a Government announcement that it will not proceed with a referendum on the voting age, as recommended by the constitutional convention.

Tackling sexism online discussed at major conference in Dublin Castle

November 17, 2014 - 3:15pm

We need to shine a spotlight on the presence and nature of online sexism, conference told

- NYCI Annual Conference: Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work -

Sexism online, body image, sexuality and other gender related issues are still live issues, and those working with young people need to be supported to tackle them. That was the message emerging from Been there, done that… where’s the T-shirt? A Conference on Gender in Youth Work, which took place in Dublin Castle today (17.11.14).

Constitutional Convention: Youth Council welcomes lower voting age recommendation

January 27, 2013 - 1:30pm

Vote@16 campaign successful in convincing the Constitutional Convention

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today (27.01.13) welcomed the Constitutional Convention's vote in favour of lowering the voting age and recommending that the issue be put to a referendum.

“We are delighted with the recommendation that the voting age be lowered, as the Youth Council has led the campaign on this issue since 2009.

Launch of Youth Unemployment Action Plan – ‘Creating A Future for Young Jobseekers’

March 31, 2011 - 9:45am

Today Minister Joan Burton T.D. unveils NYCI’s report ‘Creating A Future for Young Jobseekers’ at 12pm in the European Parliament Offices on Molesworth Street. The report is a result of 18 months of consultation with young jobseekers, experts and stakeholders along with research and analysis of existing actions and policies to date.

Constitutional Convention: Youth Council calls for lower voting age

January 26, 2013 - 1:15pm

At the first meeting of the Constitutional Convention in the Grand Hotel Malahide today (26.01.13), the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) called for a reduction in the voting age to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in National, Local and European Parliament elections. Young people from NYCI’s Vote at 16 campaign were invited to present their arguments to the Convention, which met to consider whether to recommend that lowering the voting age be put to a referendum.



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