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.

SPARK Youth Arts Festival – Save the Date

We are delighted to announce the SPARK Youth Arts Festival! Join us online and in-person from February 14th – 18th 2022 for a celebration of youth arts!

15 places added to our Developing Digital Media Literacy Course with CyberSafeKids

In partnership with the NYCI Child Protection Programme, CyberSafeKids is offering this free course comprising 4 x one-hour workshops exclusively to those in the youth work sector.

Registering to Vote

The deadline for registering to vote Thursday 25th November 2021. This is of particular importance to young people who have turned 18 or will be 18 […]


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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.

How is the YOU doing in Youth Work?

This is a supportive online space which offers you the opportunity to stop for a moment and take stock – to give you a little time to reflect on how you are in all of this – the positives, the challenges, how you are supporting yourself and being supported – and what you would like in terms of support.

Developing Digital Media Literacy Course from CyberSafeKids | January-February 2022

CyberSafeKids has partnered with the NYCI Child Protection Programme to offer individuals in the youth work sector the opportunity to enrol in a free 4-session course. The course focuses on developing the increasingly vital skills of digital media literacy in your work.


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