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Young Voices – Minority Voices: making yourselves heard!

May 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm IST


Are you a minority ethnic young person – aged 15-25 – with something to say about how the youth work sector can best support you, and others, from diverse cultural backgrounds?


NYCI’s Young Voices Programme is inviting minority ethnic young people to attend a special event on Saturday 7th May 10.30am to 3.30pm in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. Transport and lunch will be provided.


The Young Voices – Minority Voices event is about bringing young people together to make recommendations to Irelands youth organisations:

  • What would you say about the youth spaces you want to have access to and the supports you need in those spaces?
  • What training and education is needed to make youth spaces inclusive?
  • What would support you to be a leader?
  • What resources do you think need to be in place to support you to engage?
  • What gaps in our knowledge and practice need to be filled?

During the event you can also:

  • Join in discussions on ensuring an Inclusive, and Greener, Europe.
  • Engage on the 25 Percent project, where we collect and share your ideas on the Future of Europe
  • Every Participant will get a Youth Participation Empowerment Deck of Cards.




Free of charge


Saturday 7th May

10.30am – 3:30pm

10:00am registration
Deadline for Application May 2nd


At this Event we aim to:

  • Raise the voices of minority ethnic young people and have your ideas shared with the youth work sector, and with national and European stakeholders.
  • Bring the Ideas from Young Voices to the Conference on The Future of Europe. Share ideas and solutions to the 25% project platform to unite with young people from all over Europe.
  • Use the Young Voices empowerment deck to get inspired and create networks of young voices to learn, share and advocate for the causes they care about.


  • Minority Ethnic Young People 15-25 yrs who want to be more involved in shaping society and who want to have their voices heard!


  • NYCI Equality, Intercultural and International Team


Participation Consent Form for under 18yrs: On registering you will receive a link to a participation consent form that will be required to attend the event. Please send this consent form to megan@nyci.ie and bring the original on the day.

Measures in place to minimise risk in relation to the ongoing COVID 19 situation:

NYCI is committed to taking the necessary precautions to maximise the health and safety of the participants and facilitators. Your decision to attend a face-to-face event must take into account Government guidance and your individual circumstances.

We will send a reminder email closer to the event and remind all those registered to NOT attend if you are showing any symptoms of COVID 19.

Use of Masks: Participants are welcome to wear masks during the event if they so wish, this is voluntary so please be aware other participants may not be wearing masks.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the event.

Reimbursement: Bring your return public transport ticket to the event and we will reimburse you on the day. If you are unable to use public transport, please contact international@nyci.ie in advance of event to ensure that you will be reimbursed.

For more info on NYCI’s Equality and Intercultural Programme Equality & Intercultural – National Youth Council of Ireland

And info on Young Voices Young Voices – National Youth Council of Ireland

Make Minority a Priority is a 2017 research report on the lived experience of minority ethnic young people growing up in Ireland. The 5 key themes that emerged were Identity and Belonging, Parental and Community Relationships, Racism and Exclusion, Leadership Skills and Integration.

We want to hear your thoughts and recommendations on these issues in light of your experiences and events and changes in Ireland since the research report was written.

Full report MakeMinorityAPriority_Complete_Research_Final.pdf (youth.ie)

Summary report NYCI-Migration-SUMMARY-report-digital.pdf (youth.ie)

Youth Participation Empowerment Tool. Young Voices – EU Youth Dialogue deck of cards captures the essence of how they do youth participation and supports young people who want to be involved in positive change.

The 25 Percent project aims to support young people to learn, share and advocate for the causes they care about, and be inspired to take action. We will collect 15,000 ideas about the future of Europe which will consolidated into a set of 15 proposals by the 150 young participants at the final international event. These proposals will be presented to the Conference on the Future of Europe and other decision makers.

2022 is the EU Year of Youth. This event will be part of the Year which is about having opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people and engage in activities all over Europe. What is the European Year of Youth? | European Youth Portal (europa.eu)

Contact megan@nyci.ie with participation consent form and any queries.


NYCIYoung Voices EU Youth DialogueThe 25 PercentEU Year of Youth logo


May 7, 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm IST


National Youth Council of Ireland
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Gresham Hotel
23 O'Connell Street Upper
Dublin, D01 C3W7 Ireland
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