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.


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

Let’s talk about Consent – new research and guidance launched

‘How to ask? When to ask? Shyness in talking about the issue and their experiences …not having the language to ask for consent during sex’.

STEAM* in youth work, youth arts and non-formal education settings, Laois & Offaly

This excellent package is open to youth workers, arts practitioners and other educators actively working with young people in Laois and Offaly, who want to enhance their STEAM offer to young people.

How do I work with young people on the issue of racism?

We have seen a wave of reaction to the death of George Floyd that all of us working with young people are trying to get to grips with. We are asking: What can I do? What can I say? How can I support the young people of colour in my youth group?


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*The majority of our events currently take place online. A small number of trainings are delivered in-person. Check individual 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.

Understanding Young People and Pornography

This interactive one-day training aims to support practitioner’s understanding and knowledge of the topic of pornography and its implications for young people.

One World Week Training: Power and YOUth 

This year’s free One World Week workshops are aimed at young people and youth workers and focus on the theme of ‘power’.

STEAM training for Youth Workers, Arts practitioners and other educators – Laois/Offaly

During this innovative course, you will undertake a range of STEAM* activities that you can build into courses, programmes and projects for young people in a variety of non-formal and formal educational settings.


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

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


#SkillsSummary is an online tool that captures young people's essential skills so that they can better communicate the value of these essential skills to future employers. @SpunOut @voluntireland @DeptDCYA @Accenture Join us to learn all about it!

We have an upcoming #SkillsSummary introductory session on October 1, so if you've been meaning to learn more about it, this is your chance! @SpunOut @voluntireland @DeptDCYA @Accenture Book now:

#GameChangers is a new CPD starting next month. Participants will learn about games in youth culture and be equipped with games design skills. @trocaire @Concern @MaynoothUni @Irish_Aid

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