NYCI calls on all parties and candidates in the upcoming General Election, if elected to Dáil Éireann, to commit to policies and actions to address the social injustices and economic inequalities affecting young people. We urge members of the Oireachtas to take the urgent climate change decisions and implement the required policy measures to save our planet. We are also calling on all candidates and parties to invest in services and in particular, youth work services, which are making such a positive difference in the lives of so many young people.
If the next Government make the right decisions, such as the decision to invest in young people and youth work, Ireland has a bright future. The next decade is an opportunity for Ireland to aim high and to deliver economic equality, social justice and environmental sustainability. This election manifesto is entitled “The Soaring Twenties” and is a clarion call for all parties and candidates running for election to adopt and support policies and proposals in the next five years to support our country and our young people to aim high and reach their full potential.
This election manifesto puts forward a range of proposals to improve the lives of young people, to support them to achieve their full potential and ultimately, to ensure Ireland’s long-term social, environmental and economic prosperity and security.
This is a summary of the NYCI proposals for the next Programme for Government:
Social Protection for Young Jobseekers:
Youth Employment and Access to Apprenticeships:
Voting Rights and Electoral Registration:
Climate Action and Social Justice:
Access to Higher Education: