In 2017 NYCI produced a research report called Make Minority a Priority on the experiences of 50 minority ethnic young people growing up in Ireland. It highlighted the lived experiences of minority ethnic young people for the youth work sector to better understand and meet these young people’s needs.
In 2019, NYCI partnered with IHREC, to run the Be Heard consultation with 80 minority ethnic young people on their experiences of racism in Ireland. Their voices were represented at the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) when Ireland was examined on its (too slow) progress to end racial discrimination in our country.
Now in 2021, IHREC are keen to build on these two reports with a research project being led out by Dublin City University. This is an opportunity for minority ethnic young people aged 18-24 to tell it as it is. NYCI are inviting young people to reach out and take part in this research to add your voices to the growing evidence base we need to make Ireland the best place it can be for all our young people.
Dr Maria Barry and Dr. Malgosia Machowska-Kosciak of Dublin City University are carrying out a piece of research that aims to gather and examine the opinions, experience and future intentions of minority ethnic young people in Ireland aged 18-24. We are looking for young people who might identify as second generation Irish (a child of one or more parents or care givers who were born overseas or are 1st generation immigrants) to participate in an online focus group with us and 3-4 other young people.
Over one hour, we will ask questions about
Or register your interest on www.dcu.ie/commsteam/news/2020/dec/new-research-explore-issues-facing-second-generation-minority-ethnic-young.
The study has been approved by DCU’s Research Ethics Committee and is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.