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.


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Sign up to our new Meditation Sessions series for youth workers

Announcing the ‘Meditation Sessions’ a free month-long meditation journey focused on you and your wellbeing. To mark the arrival of spring and the end of what […]

Call for the submissions to the What’s the Story?: Narrative in Youth Work and Youth Studies conference

NYCI, in partnership with Leargas and NUI Maynooth, are launching the new International Youth Work module on International Youth Work in a European programmes context, at the What’s the Story?: Narrative in Youth Work and Youth Studies conference. This is the 4th Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference and takes place online on 24-25 June 2021.

Youth 2030 Young People’s Committee – Apply now!

We are very excited to announce the second round of the Youth 2030 Young People’s Committee. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland, Youth 2030 […]


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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.

Sustainable Development Games

Online training programme that will enable youth workers to use games to strengthen their practice while focussing on the Sustainable Development Goals and development education* issues of concern to the young people they work with.

Child Protection Awareness Programme (Delivered Online)

This child protection awareness training is aimed at staff and volunteers in the youth work sector working with young people (ages 10 – 24).

Developing a Sexual Health Policy: Best Practice in Sexual Health Promotion

COURSE DESCRIPTION This one day course is a follow on from the Delay/B4udecide training or other sexual health courses. It aims to strengthen the organisational environment for […]


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