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Understanding the ‘Spark’ – research and practice sharing workshop report

This report provides a summary of the workshop and the main inputs, it sets out key points of the discussion on the day as attendees reflected […]

Vision for Youth Work NYCI National Conference Report 2023

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This report provides a summary of the inputs from the keynote speakers, a summary of the engagement with the eight aspects through the workshops, roundtable, and […]

Ireland’s Youth Pact for the Future

This pact provides insights into the priorities of young people in Ireland ahead of the UN Summit of the Future September 2024 and beyond. A youth […]

Annual Report 2023

We're very proud of what we've achieved together with our members over the past year. Our 2023 Annual Report highlights our efforts to empower young people, […]

Pre-Budget Submission 2025

Explore NYCI's proposals for Budget 2025, focusing on a €15m increase in youth work investment, including essential funding for targeted and universal youth work, capital funding […]

State of our young nation: A report into the lives of Irish 18-29-year-olds

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This report provides in-depth insights on the financial, social, and other substantial challenges young people face, alongside their views on opportunities ahead; from housing and mental health, to work and study, and considerations about staying or leaving Ireland. Its aim is to provide a solid evidence base for NYCI’s policy and advocacy work moving forward.

RedC/NYCI – Youth Work Organisations Research

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Irish people value youth work, and wish to see greater funding. That’s one of the key takeaways from this research carried out by RED C on […]

Looking out for, looking after, looking to each other Research Report

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Perspectives from and about Black young people in Balbriggan, County Dublin. Developed by the Centre for Youth Research and Development and the Department of Applied Social […]

Dear Poverty – A resource exploring poverty through an intersectional lens

This resource has been designed by young people for other young people, youth workers, educators and youth leaders to explore the concept of poverty through the […]

NYCI Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027

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Our Strategic Plan for the period 2023-2027 is an ambitious roadmap that paves the way for a future where young people in every community are empowered through excellent youth work to realise their potential and actively participate in an inclusive society.

NYCI Budget 2024 Round-up

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In Budget 2024 we called for a total package of €264m to address challenges facing young people including the cost-of-living crisis, accommodation shortages, youth homelessness and the need for increased youth work supports. See our analysis of what Budget 2024 means for young people and youth work.

NSETS Professional Focus Guidance Note

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The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide specific additional/supplementary information on ‘Professional Focus, Coherence and Structure’. This guidance should provide those educational institutions who […]

NSETS Practice Placement Guidance Note

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The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide specific additional/supplementary information on the ‘Length and Nature of Practice Placements’. This guidance provides those educational institutions […]

Child Safeguarding Policy Development Toolkit

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This updated Policy Toolkit supports youth work organisations to develop and review your child safeguarding policy and procedures that describe all the safeguarding measures in place […]

Promoting Health in the Youth Sector

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Over the past few years, there has been significant developments at policy and strategy levels, both internationally and nationally, which provide a strong rationale for promoting […]

Young Voices Report 2023

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This report was compiled through a consultation with young people, as part of the Young Voices - EU Youth Dialogue process in Ireland. The focus of […]

Submission to the Low Pay Commission on the Sub-Minima Rates of the Minimum Wage July 2023

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NYCI has long advocated for an end to sub-minima rates of the National Minimum Wage based on age, and we outline the reasons why in this […]

NYCI Audited Accounts 2022

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022 The directors present the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2022. See complete Annual Report at […]

National Climate Justice Conference

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Seventy-seven members of the broader youth work sector came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. The overall aim of the conference was to support attendees […]

NYCI Prebudget Submission 2024

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Our pre-Budget Submission 2024 outlines a total package of upwards of €264m to address challenges facing young people including the cost-of-living crisis, accommodation shortages, youth homelessness […]

Vision for Youth Work

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The Vision for Youth Work, developed together with our membership and the wider youth sector, sets out a vision for the future direction of youth work […]

NYCI Annual Report 2022

With our members, we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised and valued; to build knowledge, skills and capacity throughout the sector; to influence public policy and to highlight youth work and youth issues on a national and international level. Take a read through our work in 2022 in our annual report to find out more and discover the inspiring stories of positive changes our members have brought to the young individuals and communities they serve.

Action Plan for Youth Services session plan

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This session plan aims to help youth workers to deliver a short 15–30-minute session to prepare young people to share their views. Why is this important? […]

NYCI Amended Constitution 2022

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