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Call for Participants; Youth work with young people in International Protection; A Network for Youth Work Practitioners

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm IST

Are you a youth worker supporting young people in the international protection system (young asylum seekers or refugees)? If so, our new network for youth work practitioners will be of interest to you.  

Over the last 18 months, the number of young asylum seekers in our communities and in our youth services has dramatically increased. Alongside the traditional challenges facing young people, living in IPAS accommodation brings many additional challenges. Young people may have experienced trauma before arriving in Ireland and later within the international protection system. Young asylum seekers can struggle to achieve a sense of belonging and connection while living with uncertainty about their future.  

We want to create a network of youth work practitioners to share information, practice and insights and that can draw in expertise to build capacity. We also want to connect projects to build links for young people who are transferred to other areas of the country. 

To express interest in joining the network please fill out the form below. The network will meet 6 times a year online, with occasional offers of in-person events or training.

Our first in-person event will take place in Dublin city on 13th September. You can join the network even if you cannot attend this event.


Date & time

September 13th  10am to 4.30pm



This event is for network members only and there is no cost to attend. If you are a volunteer and need transport costs to attend please contact kateoc@nyci.ie



The network will meet 6 times a year online, with occasional offers of in-person events or training. 

Designed for

Anyone keen to join the network of youth workers working with young people in the International Protection system. There is no cost to attend the workshops 

Network meeting Day 1: 13th September

An in-person day for networking and sharing and workshops on the importance of creativity when working with with young people in the international protection system and the primacy of self-care for youth workers working with young people who have experienced trauma. 

Extra information

For further details on the workshop or the network please contact kateoc@nyci.ie or anne@nyci.ie  

Delivered by

Equality and Intercultural Programme, National Youth Council of Ireland, 3 Montague Street, Dublin

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September Workshops

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September 13
10:00 am - 4:30 pm IST
Event Category:


National Youth Council of Ireland
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