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Stay up to date with the latest news and information on our work in the youth sector in Ireland

New “Local Champions” initiative launched

Are you under 30? Are you, or have you been, involved in youth work? Are you interested in learning more about sharing how great youth work […]

One World Week Seed Fund – now accepting applications!

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Global Youth Work team in association with Irish Aid is delighted to invite applications for our Seed Grants worth […]

Youth Arts SPEAKS – Call to Participate

Are you aged 18 to 25 and passionate about youth arts and creativity? Join our Youth Arts SPEAKS project and have your voice heard! Building on […]

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Making Links With Minority Ethnic Youth Groups

COURSE DESCRIPTION NYCI's Making Links Project brings together minority ethnic youth work leaders who work with minority ethnic young people. It seeks to create a network […]

Understanding Young People and Pornography – Donegal

This interactive one day training aims to support practitioner’s understanding and knowledge of the topic of pornography and its implications for young people. Current research, legislation, the impact of media and good practice guidelines for organisations are some of the issues discussed on the day.

Mindout: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing – Drogheda

Young people have the right to realise their full potential, to grow and flourish within today’s society. To realise that right, we must support young people to enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. MindOut was developed to support the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people.


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

Youth Arts


Be part of our work for young people and the youth work sector. There are so many ways you can get involved and make a difference.

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.

Equality & 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.

Global Youth Work & 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.

Youth Health


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 Engagement Programme


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



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.


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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

Get Involved


Make an impact by joining The Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) or The International
Advisory Committee (IAC)


Uniting 43 national youth organisations who are full member of the NYCI. 10 organisations have corresponding or observer status


The National Youth Council of Ireland supports a number of campaigns aimed at improving the lives of young people in Ireland

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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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

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