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.

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.

Contacting our team

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.

NEWS

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

The youth work sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: take part in the independent review now

We are calling on youth workers and youth organisations to take part in an independent review we have commissioned to capture the youth work sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reaction to latest CSO live register figures:

We have expressed concern and disappointment over the lack of urgency and focus on youth unemployment in the Programme for Government. There is no reference to ‘youth employment’ or ‘youth unemployment’ in the 125 page text.

Skills Summary: new online activities resource launched

In response to the increasing online presence of youth work, we have developed a new activity resource to accompany the Skills Summary tool when working online with young people.

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BOOK UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES & EVENTS

*In person events and trainings currently suspended. Where possible remote/online alternatives will be provided. Check individual event listings below for details*

Click on any of the events below to find out more about them, or click here to see all available training and events that you can book online.

Skills Summary in Youthreach – Online Training 9th July

This 2 h online training is for Youthreach staff who would like to explore the potential of the digital Skills Summary tool for working with young people in Youthreach – face to face & online. The session will help you to support your young people in realising the strengths they have and in finding a language around their transferable life skills.

Online Safety and Awareness: Live Webinar for Youth Workers

The NYCI Child Protection Programme is partnering with CyberSafeIreland to offer a live webinar for youth workers, to raise awareness of what children and young people are doing online, and the associated risks and safeguards.

Youth Work can make a difference in how we address the Climate Crisis – Phase 2 – 14th July

In this Phase Two Climate Justice training, we will focus on resources and tools to support Youth Workers and Volunteers in bringing a global view of Climate Justice to the young people they engage with.

PROGRAMMES

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

Become a member of the NYCI

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

TWITTER

What’s it really like for children living in Direct Provision accommodation?

We spoke to 12-17 year olds in centres across Ireland to get their views and experiences.

Read more in our new report #DirectDivision

https://www.oco.ie/directdivision/direct-division-report/

We are calling on youth workers and youth organisations to take part in an independent review we have commissioned to capture the youth work sector’s response to the #Covid19 pandemic: http://bit.ly/3iF8R7F

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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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