2015- Playing our Part, the youth sector’s contribution to the implementation of the National Youth Strategy
NYCI’s 2015 Annual Conference focused on the topic of Playing our Part, the youth sectors contribution to the implementation of the National Youth Strategy. The conference addressed managers, staff and volunteers in the youth sector and to other stakeholders from Government Departments, State Agencies and the wider community and voluntary sector all of whom have an important role to play in building collaborative relationships and ensuring effective connections between the new National Youth Strategy and local planning and service delivery.
Outcome 5: (connected, respected & contributing) (Download)
Hook Ups and Shake Ups Young Social Innovators
See ‘The Year is 2025…’ intro presentation here (hit autoplay with 4 sec delay to view as clip).
The ‘Hypothetical’ was one of this year’s conference highlights. The novel format of this plenary session, involving a panel of experts from business, statutory and the youth sectors both entertained and informed delegates about how to respond to the current challenges in implementing strategy and changing how we respond to young people. Set in the year 2025, the Hypothetical debated and discussed an imagined future scenario where the lives of young people have improved dramatically and where the services they need are working effectively and efficiently. The big question put to the panel is How Did We Get Here?. This unscripted moderated panel discussion was followed by an extended Q&A session with lively participation from the delegate audience. This innovative plenary session was moderated by Conall O Móráin, who currently hosts the Sunday Business Show on Today FM and will use his extensive interviewing skills to get behind the issue and to facilitate a lively, informative, stimulating and interactive session.