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.

Call for collaboration – Working with youth work organisations for equity and inclusion in STEAM

Free support for organisations working in STEAM-related public engagement People’s experiences with STEAM* – the way we engage with it, use it and learn it – […]

National Child Protection Manager

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is seeking to recruit a National Child Protection Manager.

Europe for YOUth YOUth for Europe Space for Democracy and Participation EU Youth Conference Report and Implementation Toolbox

This report presents an overview of the second conference of the 8th Cycle of the European Union (EU) Youth Dialogue, under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


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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.

Heavily subsidised STEAM training, resources and equipment for Youthreach staff! Da Vinci’s Self-Supporting Bridge

Develop an appreciation of the potential of STEAM education in Youthreach by experiencing this hands-on approach to cross-curricular learning using da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge design.

Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work

This tailored training is designed in partnership with Dublin Circus School to enhance your youth work ‘toolkit’ by adding a range of beginner circus skills.

Creating a Youth Arts Policy for your Organisation

This training provides participants with the skillset to develop a Youth Arts Policy within their organisation, contextualising it within the wider policy environment with a focus on building on existing practice.


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


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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

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