We build solidarity in the youth sector

NYCI is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland. We use our collective expertise to act on issues that impact on young people.


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The Covid-19 outbreak represents a major challenge for the youth work sector

It changes the way we all must work. With that in mind, we’re bringing together resources, training and advice to support you through this time.

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We are working remotely as much as possible at the moment. The best way to contact us is by email: you’ll get our staff contact details here


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Invitation to tender: Research Exploring ethnic diversity amongst youth workers

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) invites research tenders on the Profile and Experiences of Minority Ethnic Youth Workers and Volunteers working in the Irish Youth […]

Tell Your Story – Call for young people for interviews

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

Tell Your Story – Call for young people to share their stories of how youth work changes lives

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

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Child Protection Awareness Programme 8th of September (Delivered Online)

EVENT DESCRIPTION This is a 4-hour training programme delivered by the NYCI Child Protection Programme. This child protection awareness training is aimed at staff and volunteers […]

Youth Mental Health Hub: Sharing Practice & Showcasing Event: (Ulster)

DESCRIPTION The NYCI National Youth Health Programme would like to introduce & invite you to participate in the NYCI Youth Mental Health Hub, which is coming […]

Young Voices – Core Group

DESCRIPTION Are you interested in joining the exciting new Young Voices Core Group? We are putting together a group of young people who will bring Young […]


Our programmes provide expert guidance, practical training and user-friendly resources to support your work with young people

Youth Arts

The NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme is a strategic partnership of The National Youth Council of Ireland, The Arts Council and The Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts in Ireland.

Child Protection

The Child Protection Programme is based in the National Youth Council of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Global Youth Work And Development Education

Global youth work is essentially good youth work, which responds to young people’s changing circumstances. Global youth work is about discovering global issues with young people through non-formal education. The aim is to explore a young person’s role in their local community, and within a globalised world.

Equality and Intercultural

The Equality and Intercultural Programme at NYCI is here to support you to embed equality, inclusion, diversity and interculturalism in your youth work setting. We provide a unique and innovative suite of training programmes, resources, policy development, advice, and networking opportunities.

Youth Health

The NYHP is dedicated to developing and promoting a culture within the youth sector which focuses on health and wellbeing by building the capacity of the youth workers and volunteers.


We aim to facilitate and promote the involvement of youth organisations and young people in international activities and to encourage youth organisations to include an international dimension to their youth work.

STEAM and Digital Youth Work

We use innovative methodologies to increase the use of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) to support the achievement of youth work outcomes and train youth workers to support the young people they work with to deal with living in an increasingly digitalised world.

STEAM Engagement Programme

Ensuring STEAM is used to improve the lives of young people and inspire their curiosity.


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Become a member of the NYCI

Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation

NYCI complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland

NYCI supports Sustainable Development Goals

NYCI Supports Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice

NYCI is a signatory of the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages