On Wednesday, October 8th 2014, the National Youth Council of Ireland held a Roundtable discussion on Development Education (Global Youth Work) and Youth: Young People: Connected, Respected & Empowered.
The Roundtable gathered together approx 120 people to discuss key issues with the view to mapping the way forward for Development Education (Global Youth Work) and the youth sector in Ireland. The event was aimed at management and practitioners in youth work. It was open to youth organisations, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, youth work students, development education and development organisations, those involved in policy making, funders, and young people. The event was addressed by key youth work personnel, policy makers, academics, and young people.
Amongst some of the key messages from the Roundtable are:
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What follows are the detailed recordings and presentations from the day.
Mary Cunningham, Director, National Youth Council of Ireland
Sean Sherlock T.D., Minister of State at Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation.
Ms. Margaret Ryan – Irish Aid
Mr. Michael Doorly – Concern
Mr. Frank Geary – Irish Development Education Association
Ms. Elaine Nevin, ECO-UNESCO
Sincere THANK YOU to everyone who made this event the success it was.
Thanks to each of the presenters for giving of their time and expertise. Particular thanks to Mary Cunningham, NYCI and Dr. Hilary Tierney, Maynooth University.
Thanks to our wonderful facilitators: Tammy Tallon, Crosscare; Stephen Farley, Trocaire; Karol Quinn, Scouting Ireland; Leti Gorini, Youth Work Ireland; Dermot O’Brien, Celtic Youth Bray; Alan Hayes, Jedi Training; Feidhlim Ó Seasnáin, ECO-UNESCO; Maggie Ryan, NYCI; Fionn Scott, NYCI; Jean-Marie Cullen, NYCI; Johnny Sheehan, NYCI; Anne Walsh, NYCI.
Thanks to Think Visual for graphically harvesting the Roundtable and to Niall Sheerin for photography and videography.
Thanks to NYCI Staff for administration, web, and communications support – Lisa Hyland, Rosie Boyle, Aurica Cozneac, Elaine Lowry, Laura Geraty, Martina O’Brien, Geraldine Mahon, Daniel Dunne, and Daniel Meister.
We are very grateful to Irish Aid, Concern, Leargas, and Maynooth University for assisting us in making this event happen.