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.

Special call for grant applications for pilot activities responding to local needs arising from the COVID-19

Please find a special call for Grant applications for pilot activities published by the European Youth Foundation here. It is a special call for local or […]

Take control with Stress Control

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

STEAM in Youth Work

NYCI is delighted to be able to offer a range of free support to youth workers and other educators who has been trained through NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project within the last three years.


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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.

Youth Workers Check In Session – Zoom meeting

To open conversations with youth workers on how they are managing youth work in this new environment, to see what supports NYCI might be able to offer or signpost you to others.

Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self-Care – Online (Zoom)

In the circumstance in which we all find ourselves in today, this training is extremely important for supporting the youth workers and those working with young people.

Photography Techniques When Working with Young People

To explore photography as a creative and exciting medium for engaging young people.


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


The @UN and Kahoot! announce innovative educational games to engage #youth in the #UN75 global conversation on shaping the future we want.

Let’s play! @GetKahoot #TogetherAtHome

Researchers at @DCU & @nuigalway are asking everyone in Ireland to complete a survey before 6am tomorrow (Thursday) to help them understand how we are coping with the restrictive measures of the #COVID19 pandemic.

Complete the survey now at

How are teenagers in Ireland coping in the midst of #COVID19? We want to know. If you are aged 16-19, take this quick survey and share how you are and what you are doing #YouthVsCovid19 #coronavirus #youthvoice

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