Advocacy

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

OUR PRIORITIES AND POLICIES

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.

NEWS

Budget 2021: NYCI disappointed with measures to address youth unemployment

With 36.5% youth unemployment, 55,000 young people under 25 on PUP and almost 29,000 on the live register, more needs to be done The National Youth […]

Youth Council welcomes increased investment in youth services

Budget ‘recognises impact of Covid-19 on young people’ The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide […]

PUP: new figures show young hardest hit by cuts

Youth Council: ‘Hammer of Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) cuts falling heaviest on young workers’ 6 out of 10 young people on lower rates (€203 and €250), […]

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