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.

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.

Updated Covid-19 guidance in line with phase 3

Updated Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19.


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*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.

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.

Skills Summary Online Video Session 7th JULY

This brief online session is for all who would like to get familiar with the digital Skills Summary tool. The session offers an overview about the features of the tool and introduce supplementary resources to support your work practice.

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.


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


Things are changing fast - keep up to date as services resume in line with the overall national roadmap. This is version three of the guidance. @DeptDCYA

Let's talk about #ClimateJustice! Just us for training dates in July:


We are launching our Youth Manifesto on Climate Justice!! Join us online (July 22nd - register below) as we create a space for young people to continue the conversation on the importance of Global Climate Justice in our response to Climate Change. ⬇️

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