NYCI advocates on issues which impact on young people, on our member organisations and on the youth work sector.

We also use the collective experience of our member organisations to advocate on and seek to influence policy which impacts on the lives of young people.

Our policy and advocacy priorities are guided by our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Committee Submission


On an annual basis our priorities are determined by the Board of NYCI. Our current three priority policy areas are youth work, social inclusion and active citizenship.


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