Almost 50 young people aged 18-30 participated in the NYCI seminar ‘Engaging with Youth and the World: From Policy to Practice. The seminar took place in the Emmaus Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April 2010.
The young people explored the new European Youth Strategy, focusing particularly on the field of action Youth and the World. Over the two days they interacted with policy makers from Ireland and Europe, developed new skills through interactive workshops and made concrete recommendations around implementing the youth and the world field of action.
A big thank you to all the participants who made the seminar a great success and to the facilitators, note takers and everyone that helped organise the event. Thanks must also go to the policy makers for contributing their expertise: Nessa Childers (MEP); Jim O’Donovan (Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs); Hans Zomer (Dóchas); Carmel Madden (Irish Aid); Christoffer Grønstad (European Youth Forum); Matthias Fiedler (Irish Development Education Association) and Michele Grombeer (Executive Agency, Youth in Action).
(Photos: Emmet Sheerin)
Finally, NYCI would like to thank the European Commission and Irish Aid for funding the seminar and Léargas for their support throughout.
The conference consisted of the following distinct elements: