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We’re Hiring: Global Youth Work Trainer

Are you passionate about Global Citizenship Education, Global Youth Work and working on global issues? Have you experience working as a Trainer on Global Youth Work […]

Youth Council Urges Over 700,000 Young People to Register to Vote Before 20th May Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming local and European elections is today (Monday 20th May) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging all eligible young voters in Ireland to register before today’s deadline passes. The NYCI is also highlighting the simplicity of online registration as an important factor in ensuring young voices are heard in the democratic process.

We’re Hiring: Global Youth Work Policy, Advocacy, and UN Youth Support Officer

Are you passionate about Global Youth Work and working on global issues? Have you experience working on Global Youth Work policy and advocacy nationally and internationally? […]

Happy Traveller Pride 2024 from NYCI

Happy Traveller Pride week from all of us at NYCI!

Develop your Policy and Guidelines in Sexual Wellbeing

Sexual health is a major component of a young person’s health and wellbeing as, behaviours, attitudes, norms, relationships, and practices are developed during adolescence. It is […]

Empowering unemployed youth through Skills Summary

Skills Summary is an excellent tool for supporting youth who are not in employment education or training (NEET).

2024 One World Week Seed Fund Now Open

Our Global Youth Work team in association with Irish Aid is delighted to invite applications for our Seed Fund Grants worth up to €400. The OWW […]

Building Blocks for Wellbeing is Back!

In celebration of World Health Day on 7th April, we were delighted to relaunch our new and improved Building Blocks for Wellbeing series; a 6-part video […]

Meet Ireland’s Next Climate Youth Delegate for 2024

We are delighted to announce that Beth Doherty has been selected to be part of Ireland’s national and international climate change efforts for a term of […]

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

This new research by Ipsos B&A for NYCI examines the significant challenges faced by young Irish people today, with housing and the cost of living cited as particularly concerning issues by young people.

Majority of Young Irish Concerned Over Housing and Cost of Living, NYCI Report Finds

A new NYCI report conducted by IPSOS B&A, reveals that the most pressing concerns for young people in Ireland are housing and the cost of living, with 67% and 62%, respectively, citing these issues.

COP28 – Reflection by Jennifer Salmon

In December, Ireland’s Climate Youth Delegate 2023-2024, Jennifer Salmon, travelled to Dubai to attend COP28, the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Below, Jennifer has reflected on her experience and on the outcomes of COP

Launch of landmark research on young people

Insights on the financial, social, and other substantial challenges young people face, alongside their views on opportunities in Ireland. T

International Romani Day

On 8th of April we are celebrating International Roma day, a day dedicated to Europe’s largest ethnic minority and who have faced the most severe forms […]

Youth homelessness: NYCI responds to 128% rise since Government assumed office

The latest figures for February show that the number of people aged 18-24 accessing emergency accommodation in Ireland has more than doubled since this Government took office in June 2020, and compared to February last year there has been a 14% increase.

Intro to STEAM Taster Sessions

We're excited to announce our upcoming taster series "Intro to STEAM” Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, join us as we look at how […]

Free STEAM Activity Kits

Would you like to enhance your skills in engaging young people? Or looking for new activities that will foster their curiosity and creativity? As part of […]

Finglas Youth Resource Centre awarded Gold Health Quality Mark  

Finglas Youth Resource Centre was awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work […]

Cork Foyer awarded Silver Health Quality Mark

Cork Foyer was awarded a Silver Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health […]

Youth Democracy Festival Dublin 2024

Written by Jess Donohue Co. Galway   A large crowd gathered at North Circular Road, Dublin, for the 2024 youth democracy festival. From Spain to the […]

Harness your power to ACT during March Anti-Racism month

Each year during the month of March we celebrate Anti-Racism month, a month in which organisations and people in Ireland and around the world committed to […]

New Edit of Beyond Hate Activity Pack launched

NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme, together with Dannielle McKenna, Project Manager at Rialto Youth Project, are delighted to bring you this newly edited copy of Beyond Hate, […]

NYCI is calling for youth work organisations to partner with on a range of STEAM projects

Project payments of €2.5k available to each participating youth work organisation! We are looking for partners to work with us on delivering a range of STEAM […]

CONTRACT FOR SERVICES! Tender for website and advertising

NYCI is seeking tenders suitably qualified individuals or organisations to undertake a mid-term evaluation of NYCI’s Youth 2030 Global Youth Work Programmme.    Could this be […]

New NYCI research shows role of youth work near universally valued by public

More than 9 in 10 adults believe youth work plays a role in helping young people integrate into communities. Research carried out by RED C on behalf of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), shows a near universal belief among the public that youth work organisations provide important non-formal education for young people in communities.

We’re hiring: Director of Policy and Advocacy

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team, to champion the best interests of young people and the youth sector, and to influence policy-makers, politicians and the general public.

NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum

Applications are now closed   Are You One of the next NYCI reps to the European Youth Forum? NYCI is delighted to call for a new […]

Join Ireland’s National Climate Delegation: A Unique Opportunity for Young Climate Advocates

NYCI, in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, is excited to offer an incredible chance for one passionate young individual, aged 18-25 and living in Ireland, to become a key player in Ireland’s National Climate Delegation from April 2024 to late 2025.

Big News: 2024 Youth Arts Grant Scheme Launches 🚀

The 2024 Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme is now open for applications! Whether you’re looking to kickstart a youth arts project or take your […]

Apply Now to Become Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegate 2024-2025

Young people from every county invited to apply for chance to represent young people living in Ireland, at the UN

Deadline: 18th of March 2024

Local Champions initiative open for applications

Applications for this year's initiative are now closed   We are expanding our “Local Champions” initiative, and are recruiting new young people who have benefited from youth […]

Youth Council Urges Over 700,000 Young People to Register to Vote Before 20th February Deadline

NYCI highlights importance of youth vote ahead of critical year of electoral events The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is urging all eligible young voters […]

Priory Youthreach Tallaght awarded national Health Quality Mark

Priory Youthreach Tallaght was awarded a Silver Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on […]

Limerick Youth Service awarded national Health Quality Mark 

Limerick Youth Service (LYS) was awarded a Bronze Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM)  event by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their […]

Save the date! STEAM Spring School: April 27th & 28th

Join us for an immersive STEAM Spring School experience exploring the science behind light and sound! This hands-on program combines online sessions with a 2-day residential […]

Eimear Manning, NYCI, Appointed to The Water Forum!

We are delighted to announce that Eimear Manning from our Youth2030 team has been appointed to An Fóram Uisce / The Water Forum by Darragh O’Brien, […]

Safer Internet Day 2024: Tech in our World

NYCI is delighted to support Safer Internet Day this Tuesday 6th February! We all have a role to play in helping to empower and support children […]

Research: Fostering young people’s creativity through youth work

Are you interested in contributing to a research project on youth work and creativity? Share your valuable insights to shape the future of youth work policies and practices in Ireland.

We’re hiring: Development Officer – Higher Education and Research

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Global Youth Work team wishes to recruit a Development Officer: Higher Education and Research. This new role requires understanding of academic […]

5 Takeaways from the International Inclusion Youth Event

By Aisling Maloney, Irish Delegate Twenty-four youth delegates from twelve National Youth Councils throughout Europe came together in Dublin recently for an international youth event where […]

Youth Worker Media Panel

We are recruiting a Youth Worker Panel to speak to the media on issues related to youth work and young people

New Research Launched: Balbriggan’s black young people look out for each other

On Tuesday 5th December around 40 young people and community members gathered in Bracken Court Hotel for the launch of new research on the experiences of […]

SPARK Youth Arts Festival 2024

We are delighted to announce that the SPARK Youth Arts Festival 2024 will take place from February 19th – 24th! SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a […]

SPARK €300 Mini Grants

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Programme is delighted to invite applications for our SPARK Mini-Grant worth €300

Request for tender for Lead Facilitator and Trainer

NYCI is seeking tenders for the EU Youth Dialogue lead facilitator and trainer to work with NYCI for engagement of young people in the EU Youth Dialogue process.

‘Role of youth work in bringing our communities together more important now than ever,’ conference told

The Vision for Youth Work, developed together by stakeholders across the youth sector, sets out a vision for the future direction of youth work in Ireland over the next 10 years, where ‘All young people living in Ireland have access to high-quality, well-resourced youth work services, which meet their expressed needs, delivered by paid professionals and well-supported volunteers.’

We’re hiring: Equality and Intercultural Programme Officer

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Equality & Intercultural Programme wishes to recruit a full-time Equality and Intercultural Programme Officer. The successful candidate will work towards […]

Reflecting on Youth Skills Fest- Making Our Skills Count, Shaping Inclusive Societies

Article by Fatima Elzahra Ismail   To mark the European Year of Skills, A powerful event spotlighting the impact of youth work was organised by the […]

NYCI Summer School 2024: Register your Interest!

Join us in May 2024 to explore climate justice through youth arts practice!   The Summer School will support you to use youth arts as a […]

NYCI’s Strategic Plan 2023-2027 unveiled!

We are delighted to share the exciting developments from the launch of NYCI’s new strategic plan for 2023-2027, which took place on the 16th of November. […]

NYCI Welcomes ‘The Future of Youth Work’ Report by Joint Oireachtas Committee

NYCI warmly welcomed ‘‘The Future of Youth Work’ report, recently published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth in July 2023. Key […]

NYCI welcomes broad Seanad support of Vote at 16 Bill, but disappointment at delay

NYCI welcomed the widespread support garnered by the “Vote at 16” Bill, as it was discussed in the Seanad. The proposed Bill, introduced by Senator Malcolm Byrne, aimed to extend the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds for Local and European elections, a move that has gained momentum in recent years.

Connect with your Community In Person this One World Week!

Numbers for our in-person One World Week events this year are limited, so make sure to register as soon as you can! We have events for […]

ESRI report sparks call to end youth rates of minimum wage

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) today welcomed the publication of an ESRI-Low Pay Commission report on Sub-Minimum wages in Ireland, saying the report provides further impetus for the abolition of sub-minimum rates of the minimum wage for young workers.

Youth Homelessness Figures: Youth Council Reaction

NYCI has renewed calls for the National Youth Homelessness Strategy to be properly funded and implemented.

What does Budget 2024 mean for young people and youth services?

While we welcomed some of the measures to support young people with the cost-of-living crisis announced in Budget 2024, more supports are needed, especially for young workers, those out of work and youth work organisations.

Some positive measures but inadequate funding for youth services in Budget 2024

Missed opportunity to support essential youth services and young people most in need The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed some of the measures […]

Youth Arts SPEAKS – Call to Participate

Are you aged 18 to 25 and passionate about youth arts and creativity? Join our Youth Arts Speaks group and have your voice heard! Youth Arts […]

Budget 2024: Thank you for over 5000 signatures!

Our Youth Work Changes Lives open letter campaign recently came to a close and in total an amazing 5,565 of you added your names to our […]

Climate Youth Delegate (2022-2023) End of Term Reflections

Oileán Carter Stritch served as Ireland’s Climate Youth Delegate (2022-2023). Below she reflects on her term and explains her “why” in the work she does. Each […]

One World Week 2023: registration now OPEN

One World Week is back, and following on from last year’s theme, we’ll be tackling one of the biggest challenges of them all: Globalisation.

Climate Youth Delegate Survey

Jenny Salmon, Ireland’s Climate Youth Delegate for 2023-2024, will shortly be accompanying the Ireland’s official delegation to Dubai for the annual United Nations Framework Convention on […]

Children First Awareness Week 2023

It is National Children First Awareness Week from 25th September – 1st October 2023. Children First promotes the protection of children and young people from abuse […]

Request for tender to support EU Youth Dialogue process in Ireland

NYCI is seeking tenders from qualified individuals, organisations or institutions to undertake a consultation process, as part of a team and produce reports on the outcomes […]

Youth Council calls for introduction of “Culture and Media Card” in Budget 2024

Scheme based on experiences of other EU member states would benefit arts sector and help young people reengage with cultural activities post covid

Budget 2024: “Youth work has opened up new doors for her”

We're nearly at 5,000 signatures with our open letter calling on government to support young people and invest in youth work in Budget24! We need to […]

Tánaiste Announces Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates for 2023-2024

This is the ninth year that the Department of Foreign Affairs has sponsored the UN Youth Delegate Programme, in partnership with NYCI.

Meaningful Inclusion of Youth in the Voluntary National Review Process: Lessons from the High-Level Political Forum

Today marks the last day of David Giles and Jessica Gill's term as our 2022-2023 UN Youth Delegates. Part of their work as delegates included travelling […]

Launch of new Shared Island Youth Forum

80 young people from across all communities to set out their vision and values for a shared future on the island of Ireland. As part of […]

Budget 2024: “I’ve met some of my closest friends, I have a confidence I lacked before, and I am not embarrassed of myself or my religion”

Over 3,000 people have now signed our open letter calling on government to support young people and invest in youth work in Budget24! We need to […]

Budget 2024: “I am not alone. There are others like me”

Over 3,000 people have now signed our open letter calling on government to support young people and invest in youth work in Budget24! We need to […]

Work on our international programme

NYCI is seeking tenders from qualified people to support our International programme, including the EU Youth Dialogue and the Shared Island Youth Forum.

Applications now open: STEAM in Youth Work public engagement programme

Six places will be offered to organisations delivering STEAM-related public engagement programmes depending on diversity

Budget 2024: “Youth work showed me that there were still good adults out there”

Our open letter campaign to ensure youth work is resourced in Budget 2024 is really building pace. We need to get as many names as possible […]

Young People’s Committee 2023 – Apply now!

We are very excited to announce the fourth year of the ‘Young People’s Committee’. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Youth 2030: Global Youth […]

DCEDIY Youth Consultations

Calling all youth workers and volunteer youth leaders! Are you a Youth Worker(DCEDIY funded) or Volunteer Youth Leader – please join us at the Consultations on […]

Budget 2024: “My youth worker, Cate, has always had confidence and faith in me”

Our open letter campaign to ensure youth work is resourced in Budget 2024 is really building pace. We need to get as many names as possible […]

Budget 2024: Have you seen Nike’s powerful story?

Could you please read and share this story about how Nike, who was trafficked to Ireland, had her life changed by youth work?

Reflections on UN Climate Change Conference – Jennifer Salmon

In June, Ireland’s two Climate Youth Delegates, Oileán Carter Stritch (2022-2023) and Jennifer Salmon (2023-2024), travelled to Bonn, Germany to attend the Subsidiary Body for Scientific […]

Reflections on UN Climate Change Conference – Oileán Carter Stritch

In June, Ireland’s two Climate Youth Delegates, Oileán Carter Stritch (2022-2023) and Jennifer Salmon (2023-2024), travelled to Bonn, Germany to attend the Subsidiary Body for Scientific […]

Budget 2024: NYCI needs you to take action

Sign the open letter calling on Government to support young people in Budget 2024 – by investing €9.4 million in young people and youth work.

Contract for Services Good Practice Guidelines

NYCI is seeking tenders suitably qualified individuals or organisations to support our Global Youth Work Programme to develop and pilot Good Practice Guidelines in Global Youth […]

We’re hiring: National Child Protection Programme Administrator

Our National Child Protection Programme is looking to hire an Administrator.

Deadline for applications is 2pm, Friday 1st September 2023.

Invitation to tender: Evaluation of the STEAM in Youth Work Programme

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) invites tenders from individuals/organisations with the expertise needed to design, develop and implement a robust project learning and evaluation […]

New Edit of Transforming Hate in Youth Settings manual launched

The NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme, together with Dannielle McKenna, Project Manager at Rialto Youth Project, are delighted to bring you this newly edited copy of Transforming Hate in Youth Settings manual.

Youth Work with LGBTQI+ Young People: purpose, principles and practice

On 18 May 2023 North-South Youth Work Sector Practice Development Hub hosted a one-day conference to demonstrate and increase understanding of the value and contribution of […]

WE’RE HIRING: Youth 2030 Programme Administrator

We’re looking to hire an amazing Administrator.  Could this be you?   Deadline for applications is 2pm, Friday 8th September 2023.   The National Youth Council of […]

Contract for Services: Evaluation of Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education

NYCI is seeking tenders from qualified people to independently evaluate the Maynooth University NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education, which is a Level […]

Letterkenny Youthreach awarded Bronze Health Quality Mark

Letterkenny Youthreach was awarded a Bronze Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health promotion […]

Local Champions announced!

NYCI has launched its Local Champions initiative, bringing together inspirational young people in a campaign aimed at ensuring increased investment in young people and youth work locally and nationally.

‘Leaving No One Behind’ …and why it’s important

Today, we are delighted to be launching a new interactive online learning module on Global Youth Work, in collaboration with Maynooth University.

Save The Date – Our National Conference Returns

To support the collective effort to realise the Vision for Youth Work, we are excited to announce our National Conference on the vision.  Date: Friday 8th […]

NYCI Annual Report 2022 published

We’re very proud of what we achieved for the youth sector in 2022. With our members, we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised […]

Youth Council calls on Government to ‘renew social contract with young people’

Three in four youth work organisations have seen increase in deprivation among young people in communities they work in   The National Youth Council of Ireland […]

Traveller Pride 2023- Celebration of Culture, History and Identity

Happy Traveller Pride week from all of us at NYCI! In this blog post, Rachel Coffey, proud Traveller* and newest member of NYCI’s Equality and Intercultural team, shares how youth workers can best support the Traveller community

NYCI at Dublin Pride 2023

We have some exciting news! NYCI will be marching in the Dublin Pride parade this year, on Saturday, June 24.   This will be the first […]

Tell Your Story – Call for young people for interviews

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

Tell Your Story – Call for Youth Workers for Interviews

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

DCEDIY Youth Action Plan

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is developing a new Action Plan for Youth Services to support strategic youth service development and to […]

Global Youth Work – new online learning module

Today, we are delighted to be launching a new interactive online learning module on Global Youth Work, in collaboration with Maynooth University.

Young Voices – Core Group Delegates

DESCRIPTION Are you interested in joining the exciting new Young Voices Core Group?    We are looking for young people who will bring Young Voices – […]

Climate Youth Delegate programme 2023

The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, working in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), have established the annual Climate Youth Delegate Programme . […]

NUI Certificate in Youth Arts now open for applications!

Our new NUI Certificate in Youth Arts is now open for applications. We're delighted to be partnering with Maynooth University to deliver this exciting new Level 7 NUI […]

NYCI announced as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champions for 2023-2024

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has been appointed as one of the 26 organisations chosen by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, […]

The search for Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegates

The search for Ireland's next UN Youth Delegates Young people from every county invited to apply for chance to represent Ireland at UN Applications close May […]

Highlighting Youth Work issues at the Committee on Children and Youth

NYCI addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on Tuesday 18th April to highlight issues around Youth Work, alongside other stakeholders in the sector. 

WE’RE HIRING: Health Promotion Officer

Do you work and have experience in the field of health promotion? Our National Youth Health Programme are seeking to recruit a Health Promotion Officer. The […]

We’re hiring: Development Officer – Capacity Development and Training

Do you have experience in training and capacity building with youth organisations? Our Global Youth Work team wishes to recruit a Development Officer – Capacity Development […]

Graduation of the NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education

It was all sunshine and smiles on the beautiful south campus of Maynooth NUI for the 2022 NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education graduation ceremony, on the 25th of March 2023.

New Reports on STEAM and Digital Youth Work in Ireland and Europe

Youth work stakeholders from all over Europe are coming together today in Dublin at the “Digital Youth Work - State of Play - Moving Forward” Conference […]

We’re hiring: STEAM Programme Manager

Do you have a passion for promoting STEAM education among young people? Our STEAM Engagement Programme is searching for a STEAM Programme Manager to join our […]

Are you tackling racism in your youth setting?

March is Anti-Racism Month, and with the increase of far-right agitation and greater levels of racism circulating on social media young people are more exposed than […]

Skills Summary: Invitation to Tender for UX Designer

Invitation to Tender for UX Designer to Facilitate Registrations and Enhance User Experience SkillsSummary.ie is a website that provides resources and support for young people, youth […]

Cavan Monaghan Youth Arts Bursary

The Cavan Monaghan Youth Arts Bursary 2024 is open for applications! The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Programme is delighted to invite applications for […]

We’re hiring: Development Officer – Training and Membership Engagement

Do you have experience in training and capacity building with youth organisations?  Our Global Youth Work team wishes to recruit a Development Officer - Training and […]

We’re hiring: Development Officer – Higher Education and Research

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Global Youth Work team wishes to recruit a Development Officer: Higher Education and Research. This new role requires understanding of academic […]

We’re Hiring: Project Officer – STEAM in Youth Work

Looking for a new opportunity? NYCI’s STEAM Engagement Programme is looking for a Project Officer – STEAM in Youth Work.

Applications Now Open – Climate Youth Delegate programme

The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications are delighted to announce a call for applications for one young […]

Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme

Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but require the funding to work with an artist?

The Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme 2023 is open for applications

Apply for the Youth Arts Explorer Grant €1500 or Artist and Youth Work Full Residency Grant €5000!

Help shape the future of NYCI! Take our Strategic Plan Survey

NYCI is currently developing a new Strategic Plan, and we would like your input to help shape the future of how NYCI supports our members, the wider youth sector, and young people.

Electoral Commission welcome – extension of franchise to 16 and 17 year-olds priority

Youth Council welcomes establishment of Electoral Commission, reiterates call for extension of franchise to 16 and 17 year-olds The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – […]

Safer Internet Day 2023

NYCI is delighted to support Safer Internet Day! We all have a role to play in helping to empower and support children and young people to […]

The future of the media – young people, access and inclusion

NYCI addressed the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media on Wednesday 1st February 2023 to discuss ‘the future business model plans and long-term […]

We’re hiring: Policy and Campaigns Manager

We're Hiring! NYCI are on the lookout for a Policy and Campaigns Manager. This is a key role within NYCI’s Policy and Advocacy Team, which will […]

New Health Promotion Programme eLearnings Launched!

One way in which the National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) supports the sexual health needs of young people in Ireland is through the provision of a […]

SPARK Youth Arts Festival 2023 – Registration now open!

SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Take part and spark […]

SPARK €300 Mini Grants – Call for Applications

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Programme is delighted to invite applications for our SPARK Mini-Grant worth €300

We’re hiring: Equality and Intercultural Project Officer

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Equality & Intercultural Programme wishes to recruit a Part-time Equality and Intercultural Project Officer. The successful candidate will work towards […]

Managing Complaints and Allegations Resource Launched

Today, our Child Protection Programme is launching our new resource: Guidance for the Youth Work Sector on Managing Complaints & Allegations Against Staff & Volunteers. The […]

SPARK Youth Arts Festival – Save the Date!

SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Take part and spark your interest in developing youth arts activities with young people and embedding youth arts practice in your work!

Three things we learned from the Climate Justice Conference

Last Wednesday, young people, youth workers, educators, and youth organisations from across the country came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. Through workshops, plenaries, and […]

Artist in Residence with Dept. of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University 2023

The National Youth Council of Ireland, on behalf of its project partners the Dept of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts Service, […]

New “Local Champions” initiative launched

Are you under 30? Are you, or have you been, involved in youth work? Are you interested in learning more about sharing how great youth work […]

Live events are BACK this One World Week

Update: Our in person events for this year's One World Week are now fully booked! But the good news is you can still join us online […]

Games in Youth Work – Free equipment kits & online tutorial available

NYCI and the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) are delighted to launch the freshly revised toolkit `Using Games in Youth Work for Development Education`. Explore […]

Youth Council welcomes introduction of voter pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds

NYCI calls for Government to extend franchise to 16 and 17 year olds by 2024

COP27 will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh this year. Decisions made there will affect us all.

There is a long stretch of road near where I live in Clondalkin which is lined with acres and acres of fairly untouched land…

Request for Expressions of Interest – development of NYCI strategic plan

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) invites expressions of interest regarding Strategy Planning Exercise.

NYCI Elects New Board

Following our AGM on Friday 7th October, NYCI has a new Board, with new officers and members.

One World Week registration now OPEN

One World Week is back, and this time we are tackling one of the biggest challenges of them all: Globalisation.

Virtual Showcase of STEAM in Youth Work

Get inspired by what other youth groups are doing    Over the past two years, NYCI has been supporting groups to explore how STEAM can be […]

New One World Week toolkit helps you tackle the big issues

This resource is designed to take the fear factor out of looking at the complex issue of Globalisation with your group. No matter if you are short on time, or don’t feel you have enough knowledge – there is something in here for you!

New Training – Racial Justice in Youth Work

This new one day training is being offered on in Dublin city on Thursday 24th August

“Deep disappointment” as youth work and many young people overlooked in Budget 2023

“Youth work organisations are already running to stand still, and this increase will not allow them to meet inflationary pressures.  We have warned against young people being ignored in this Budget. Such a limited increase when core inflation will be 5.25% for 2023, shows youth work has been overlooked and is facing an effective cut.”

One World Week 2022: Training Workshops

From September through to January, we will be providing One World Week training workshops. These will be aimed at young people and youth workers, and will […]

Youth Council calls for €12 million investment in young people in next week’s Budget

Over 3,000 people have signed a  National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) petition calling on the government to provide much-needed funding for youth work in Budget 2023, so youth groups across the country can continue to deliver essential services during a cost-of-living crisis that is affecting their ability to reach young people.

Young Voices EU Year of Youth Residential – Empowerment and Participation

Residential bringing Young Voices together for young people from 16-30yrs. This event is a two-night residential taking place in Kippure Estate, Wicklow from the 28th- 30th of October 2022. Collection at 1pm Dublin, departure Sunday after lunch.

Add your voice to our call to invest €12 million in young people and youth work

Today we launch our call on Government to fund youth work in Budget 23. Add your voice and call on our Government to support young people […]

UN Youth Delegates for 2022-2023 Announced

Ireland represented at the UN Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs   “Climate action and gender equality are our key priorities as […]

Sense and Sexuality Manual

NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme are delighted to launch their new support pack Sense and Sexuality 2.0.   This aim of the support pack is to […]

Young people considering emigration for better quality of life than in Ireland

National Youth Council of Ireland calls for action from Government so young people aren’t overlooked in Budget   More than 7 in 10 young people aged […]

Call for Climate Youth Representative for Ireland’s Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference – November 2022

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for one young person from Ireland aged between 18-25 years to be part of Ireland’s delegation to COP27 taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6th – 18th 2022.

Connected: Our New Digital Media Literacy resource

In partnership with Webwise, we have adapted their resource Connected: An Introduction to Digital Media Literacy, for use by youth workers and those working with young […]

Announcing Ireland’s new UN Education for Sustainable Development Youth Platform Representative!

We are delighted to announce that Eimear Manning from our Youth2030 team has been appointed as Ireland’s representative to the UNECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)’s Youth Network.

Free STEAM Equipment Kit and Tutorial – Having a Blast with STEAM

This tutorial has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.   `Having a Blast with STEAM` – available for `female […]

Invitation to tender: Research Exploring ethnic diversity amongst youth workers

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) invites research tenders on the Profile and Experiences of Minority Ethnic Youth Workers and Volunteers working in the Irish Youth […]

Skills Summary support for young people: How to ask for a reference/endorsement

We have an exciting new resource available to young people on Skills Summary’s Career ABC: References and Endorsements

Tell Your Story – Call for young people to share their stories of how youth work changes lives

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

Happy World Youth Skills Day from NYCI

In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, our Skills Summary resource may be of interest to you.

Discover what Skills Summary offers young people in our new video!

Have you seen the new video on Skills Summary detailing how to navigate and make the most of our website? Your young people are ready for […]

Voting at 16 Bill Welcome

Youth Council welcomes Bill to extend voting rights to people aged 16 and over Over 130,000 young people aged 16 and 17 in Ireland could vote […]

New E-Learning Hub Launched!

We’ve got an exciting development our team has been working on to share with you: the new NYCI e-learning Hub >> When we first dipped our […]

Young People’s Committee – Apply now!

We are very excited to announce the third year of the ‘Young People’s Committee’. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Youth 2030: Global Youth […]

Working with Autistic young people – a new chapter for Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit

The NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme is delighted to share the next addition to our Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit with you: Working with Autistic young people. […]

Men’s Health Week 2022: Check out ‘Your Wellbeing Hub’

Join us in celebrating Men’s Health Week (MHW) from Monday 13th until Sunday 19th June 2022 The theme for 2022 is: ‘Mission isPossible’ and everyone is […]

Invitation to Tender: support our Climate Justice work

NYCI is currently seeking tenders from qualified individuals to support our Climate Justice work on the NYCI Global Youth Work Programme for completion by end of […]

Graduation of the Inaugural NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education

The cherry blossoms were ablaze through the beautiful north campus of Maynooth NUI for the inaugural NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education graduation […]

UN Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2022-2023

Application Process & Rules  The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, are delighted to announce the call for applications for […]

Global Youth Work – Local to Global Training

Are you a youth worker looking to explore the happenings of the world in your youth space? Are you interested in exploring issues such as justice, […]

One World Week 2022 – Save The Date

It’s official: #OneWorldWeek22 takes place from November 19th – 26th this year! Watch this space for news of the amazing week of youth-led awareness raising, education […]

Our new look! + Young illustrators competition winners announced!

NYCI is changing its look! As part of our rebrand, we invited young illustrators to create illustrations which celebrate the diversity of our member organisations and […]

Recipients of the 2022 Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme Are Announced!

We will be funding 15 youth arts projects around the country through our Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme. The scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations.

Invitation to tender: Content creation for Skills Summary

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is seeking a person (18+) to work on content creation for marketing and promotion of Skills Summary and user support, […]

Call for Free STEAM Summer Programme Equipment Kit and Tutorial

This tutorial has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.   `Building Things & Exploring Light`  Get ready for Summer […]

‘SAME RULES APPLY’ ONLINE SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Webwise and the National Parents Council is calling on everyone to #TalkListenLearn.

Talking Global Podcast Series Launched

The Youth2030 Global Youth Work programme are launching a brand new Global Youth Work podcast series!

Community Is You: Volunteer Engagement Campaign

We’ve been running a national campaign to recruit local volunteers in towns and villages across Ireland.   As the world around us is changing—it takes all of us, […]

Competition for Young Illustrators

Are you a young person aged 16 to 25 who enjoys drawing, illustrating, or digital art? If so, this is an opportunity for you! As part […]

Young People Shape the Future of Europe Virtual Event

By Amy McAuley   I and nine other young people represented NYCI at the “Young People Shape the Future of Europe” virtual event. The key message […]

NEW FREE E-LEARNING: SKILLS SUMMARY

Learn about Skills Summary in your own time through this free short and meaningful online course. Skills Summary is the tool that helps young people recognise and capture the skills developed through non-formal education and youth work and helps you measure the impact of your projects.

European Year of Youth Micro Grants Application Process

The European Union has designated 2022 the European Year of Youth. This year will bring many exciting opportunities for young people and those who work with them across a variety of sectors.

Youth Arts Summer School 2022

NYCI’s Youth Arts Summer School for 2022 will focus on digital music, song writing & recording.

8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work – new resource launched!

New updated 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work available now – build best quality inclusion practice into your youth settings.  

Your Wellbeing Hub: Developed with Your Needs in Mind

Today, NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) launched their Wellbeing Hub, a collection of easy accessible supports for youth workers and those working with young people. […]

Discussing War with Young People

How to Discuss War with Young People. Youth work has an important role to play in unpacking issues of peace and conflict.

Wellbeing Hub Launch

NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) is delighted to launch their Wellbeing Hub, a collection of easy accessible supports for youth workers and those working with […]

European Youth Forum: Supporting people in Ukraine – what can you do?

European Youth Forum Statement on Supporting People in Ukraine   We’ve all been horrified by the events unfolding in Ukraine over the last days and weeks, […]

Skills Summary iPad draw winners

We’re excited to announce that the iPads have finally reached their new owners!

Sign up to Ireland’s first Climate Justice Charter!

Today we launched a brand new Climate Justice Charter! The Climate Justice Charter is a tool that supports youth organisations to contribute to the systemic change […]

5 Reasons why your organisation needs to sign the Climate Justice Charter

We need to urgently transition to a greener, low carbon society if we are to beat climate change. But, existing social justice issues make this transition […]

CLIMATE JUSTICE CHARTER LAUNCH – SIGN UP NOW!

The Future Generations Project is delighted to launch Ireland’s first Climate Justice Charter! Join us on the 23rd of February for the official event.  During the […]

Safeguarding Human Rights Online for Future Generations

Enforcing human rights in the digital space💻 is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring a sustainable long-term approach to a secure digital world […]

Safer Internet Day 2022

Webwise and the National Parents Council is calling on everyone to #TalkListenLearn.

Covid-19 guidance update: 02.02.22

Please see below a link to the letter from the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman,  formally withdrawing the Guidance for Youth […]

The Importance of Being (Digitally) Literate

NYCI is delighted to support Safer Internet Day 2022

We’re Hiring a Global Youth Work Development Officer!

Are you passionate about Global Youth Work and working on global issues?

Working Safely in a Youth Club

This updated resource Working Safely in a Youth Club is designed to offer guidance to youth leaders on ways in which they can provide a safe environment for their young people.

BOOSTING THE IMPACT OF PEACE WITH THE YOUTHPACT PROJECT

Over the last four years the EU funded ‘YouthPact’ project – of which NYCI was a partner – has been busy supporting and working with eleven […]

SPARK Youth Arts Festival – sign up now!

We are delighted to announce the SPARK Youth Arts Festival! Join us online and in-person from February 14th – 18th 2022 for a celebration of youth arts!

Regularisation Scheme for Undocumented People is Opening on 31st January

NYCI is delighted that the regularisation scheme for undocumented people living in Ireland has opened

NYCI is inviting tenders for an assessment of the value of STEAM and Digital Youth Work

NYCI now invites tenders from qualified individuals and organisations to conduct the action research within Ireland and to guide researchers conducting comparable projects in Finland and Iceland.

NYCI is calling for youth work organisations to partner with on a range of STEAM projects!

Project payments of €2.5k available to each participating youth work organisation!

One World Week Training Workshops available until March 2022!

To meet demand following the success of One World Week last November, we will be providing additional One World Week training workshops until the end of March 2022. These are aimed at young people and youth workers, and will facilitate discussions around the theme of “Global Identity: Collective Actions.”

Regularisation Scheme for Undocumented People 2021

NYCI is delighted with last week’s announcement of a regularisation scheme for undocumented people living in Ireland. The scheme, although limited to the next six months, brings rights and justice to about 17,000 residents, including 3,000 children and young people, who all call Ireland home. For many, it is their only home.

15 places added to our Developing Digital Media Literacy Course with CyberSafeKids

In partnership with the NYCI Child Protection Programme, CyberSafeKids is offering this free course comprising 4 x one-hour workshops exclusively to those in the youth work sector.

Registering to Vote

The deadline for registering to vote Thursday 25th November 2021. This is of particular importance to young people who have turned 18 or will be 18 […]

Are you on the map? Development Education and SDG work nationwide

NYCI have created an interactive online map that highlights current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across Ireland.

We’re hiring: Education and Engagement Officer – STEAM in Youthreach

‘Full STEAM Ahead! A Partnership Approach to STEAM in Youthreach’ is a two-year project (2021- 2023) that is supporting three Youthreach Centres to design and deliver cutting-edge STEAM education and public engagement initiatives. Learning will be used to develop a range of educational management, teaching and extra-curricular resources that will be shared with the wider Youthreach sector.

Children First: A Guide to the Implementation of Children First in the Youth Work Sector

Do you want to know more about your responsibilities in child safeguarding and child protection under Children First as a youth service manager, senior youth worker, or volunteer?

Tell Your Story – Call for Volunteers for Interviews

We’re gathering stories from individual volunteers to highlight the life-changing impact of youth work volunteering.

One World Week Festival Announced!

It’s official: #OneWorldWeek21 takes place from November 20th – 27th this year! Watch this space for news of the amazing week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action we have lined up for you this year!

NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education 2022

Have you ever thought about a Global Youth Work approach and how relevant that is to your youth work practice in today’s globalised world? Have you thought about gaining a recognised qualification in this area?

Covid-19 guidance update: 22.10.21

Today, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) have announced changes to the Covid-19 Guidance for Youth Organisations. One key change that was […]

Minister Coveney meets with Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates for 2021-2022

This is the seventh year that the Department of Foreign Affairs has sponsored the UN Youth Delegate Programme, in partnership with NYCI.

COP ON! Why Should Young People Care About Our Planet and COP 26?

On September 25th 2021, the NYCI-led Future Generations Climate Justice Project together with Friends of the Earth Ireland held an event with the aim of explaining how the UN climate talks work, who is involved, and how young peoples’ voices fit within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and COP26.

Youth Council welcomes increased €5m investment in youth services

Budget ‘recognises impact of Covid-19 on young people and role of youth work’ The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents groups working with […]

Over 3,000 sign petition calling on the Government to properly fund youth work in Budget 2022

3,085 of you used your voices to call on the Government to properly fund youth work in Budget 2022

One World Week – Save The Date

It’s official: #OneWorldWeek21 takes place from November 20th – 27th this year! Watch this space for news of the amazing week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action we have lined up for you this year!

Share your ideas and win STEAM Equipment Prizes!

As part of ‘Creating Our Future’ NYCI is giving away STEAM equipment worth €2,000

NYCI research highlights continued impact of Covid-19 on youth work services and young people’s engagement

Sixty-nine per cent of youth work sector organisations saw a decrease in the number of young people engaging with their services, with 80,000 less young people […]

We’re calling on our Government to invest an extra €10 million in youth services in Budget 2022. Will you support this call?

Add your voice and call on our Government to support young people in Budget 2022 – by investing €10 million in young people and youth work.

One World Week 2021: Training Workshops

From September through to December, we will be providing One World Week training workshops. These will be aimed at young people and youth workers, and will facilitate discussions around the theme of “Global Identity: Collective Actions.”

Covid-19 guidance update: 20.09.21

Further to last week's Covid-19 Guidance update (included again below for reference), there were a number of outstanding issues that we agreed to follow up on. […]

New opportunity for Youth Workers and Volunteers: Developing Digital Media Literacy Course From CyberSafeKids

In partnership with the NYCI Child Protection Programme, CyberSafeKids is offering this free course comprising 4 x one-hour workshops exclusively to those in the youth work sector.

New Resource Available: Skills Summary in Practice

Have you seen the new Skills Summary resource, Skills Summary in Practice: How Youth Organisations in Ireland are Using the Tool?

Could you be a Champion for Racial Justice in Youth Work?

An exciting development opportunity has come up for youth workers to join a network of Champions on Racial Justice and Diversity in youth work.

New Free E-Learning: Online Safety and Awareness in Youth Work

The Child Protection Programme has developed a new free eLearning to support the youth work sector to help keep young people safe online.

Professional Development STEAM training in your region

We are delighted to announce new STEAM training that we will deliver in-person at your Centre and tailor to meet the specific CPD needs of your staff and the interests of your learners

New interactive online learning module on International Youth Work

National Youth Council of Ireland and Léargas in collaboration with Maynooth University have developed a new interactive online learning module on international youth work.

Youth Work Changes Lives: Budget 2022 Campaign

NYCI in partnership with our member organisations is running a campaign in advance of Budget 2022 to ensure that the Government is aware of the need to increase investment in youth work at this challenging time for young people. 

Call for NYCI representative to the European Youth Forum

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) are delighted to announce the call for applications for the NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum (YFJ) 2021-2022.

UN Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2021-2022

Application Process & Rules The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, are delighted to announce the call for applications for […]

Racism online: almost 4 in 5 young people see it as significant issue

Youth Council welcomes new National Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland Calls for plan to be fully resourced and keep young people to the fore “I’m […]

Call for collaboration – Working with youth work organisations for equity and inclusion in STEAM

Free support for organisations working in STEAM-related public engagement People’s experiences with STEAM* – the way we engage with it, use it and learn it – […]

Europe for YOUth YOUth for Europe Space for Democracy and Participation EU Youth Conference Report and Implementation Toolbox

This report presents an overview of the second conference of the 8th Cycle of the European Union (EU) Youth Dialogue, under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Check out our ANNUAL REVIEW 2020

We’re very proud of what we achieved for the youth sector in the exceptional year that was 2020. 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 level.

Coco’s Law: what you need to know about The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020

Do you want to know more about Coco’s Law, who it affects, and why it’s important?

New NUI Certificate in Youth Arts with STEAM Specialism now open for applications!

Our NUI Certificate in Youth Arts with a Specialism in STEAM is now open for applications. We’re delighted to be partnering with Maynooth University to deliver this exciting new Level 7 NUI Certificate.

New Initiative: Critical Reflection Model in Youth Work Practice

Are you looking for a safe, facilitated space to critically reflect on your work and to see what the learnings are? Are you interested in using reflective practice methods to support well-being at work and to support the exchange of good practice?

New interactive online module on international youth work

The National Youth Council of Ireland have partnered with Léargas and Maynooth University to develop a new interactive online module on international youth work, being launched today (25/6/21) at the What's the Story? […]

YOUNG VOICES – IDEAS TO ACTION!

We’ve done the talking, we’ve done the thinking, it’s time to identify the ideas that will lead to action and to nominate the next EU Youth Delegates!

Launching: International Youth Work online module

NYCI, in partnership with Léargas and Maynooth University are launching an interactive online module on International Youth Work at What’s the Story? Narrative in youth work and youth studies 4th Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference 24th and 25th June.

Men’s Health Week 2021: ignite the best version of yourself with our SoulSpace Seminars!

Come Join us in celebrating Men’s Health Week (MHW) from Monday 14th until Sunday 20th June 2021

Equipment giveaway for STEAM workshops and programmes at your Youthreach Centre! ‘Full STEAM Ahead – A partnership approach to STEAM in Youthreach’

We are delighted to offer equipment grants worth up to €150 towards STEAM workshops and programmes that will be delivered in Youthreach and Community Training Centres (STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).

Men’s Health Week 2021: try our 7 building blocks for wellbeing

Come Join us in celebrating Men’s Health Week (MHW) from Monday 14th until Sunday 20th June 2021

Covid-19 guidance update: residentials

The most up to date version of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) Covid-19 Guidance for Youth Organisations has been issued. Residentials […]

Youth Work Sector’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: 12 Months On

Following on from our independent report on the youth work sector's response to the Covid-19 pandemic published in September 2020, we are asking for your input […]

Why you should be using STEAM in your Youth Work: 5 key takeaways from our new studies

Over the last nine years NYCI has led or partnered in many national and European research and development projects and provided training and equipment to hundreds of youth workers who have, in turn, gone on to deliver STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) programmes with thousands of young people across Ireland.

We’re hiring a Digital Communications Officer!

Are you passionate about using digital for good? We’re hiring a Digital Communications Officer. You will be central to the delivery and execution of NYCI’s new digital strategy, supporting the development, distribution and measurement of strategic, effective digital promotions and communications to support our work.

Minority Voices Shaping and Creating our Equal and Inclusive Future

As part of our European Youth Week celebrations, NYCI and Léargas will host an event to explore this year’s theme “Our Future in Our Hands”:

Covid-19 guidance update: transport

The most up to date version of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) Covid-19 Guidance for Youth Organisations has been issued. In […]

New NUI Certificate in Youth Arts with a Specialism in STEAM

We are now accepting expressions of interest in the NUI Certificate in Youth Arts with a Specialism in STEAM! This Level 7 NUI Certificate is delivered […]

National Motor Insurance and Young people survey 2021

NYCI are working with the Union of Students in Ireland to conduct research the views of young people aged 17 – 25 years living in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on their experiences of obtaining motor insurance.

Reaching out to minority ethnic 18-24 year olds living in Ireland

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.

Vote at 16 Bill Welcomed by NYCI

Voting at 16: Youth Council welcomes Bill to extend voting rights to people aged 16 and over over 128,000 young people aged 16 and 17 in […]

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 through three STEAM in Youth Work Workshops

NYCI is working with SWAN Youth Service, Ballymun Regional Youth Resource and SWICN Clubhouseto celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 through three STEAM in Youth Work Workshops: […]

NYCI seeks Youth Participation Project Officer

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is seeking a Youth Participation Project Officer to increase the engagement of youth workers and young people in our European youth participation initiatives.

NYCI seeks Health Promotion Officer

The National Youth Council of Ireland National Youth Health Programme is recruiting a Health Promotion Officer to contribute to the development and roll out of the Programme’s strategic plan in line with NYCI’s strategic plan and national policy.

Covid-19 update: working with vulnerable young people

Update re: our ongoing engagement with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DECDIY) regarding the Covid-19 Guidance for Youth Organisations on behalf of the […]

Rethinking Impact: Legacy and evaluation in a global youth work context 

How can we think imaginatively about and broaden the definition of evaluation? How can we move beyond the idea of ‘impact’ and shift to a legacy focus? On March 25, 2021 we held […]

Youth Participation Network

We are currently seeking youth worker’s, volunteers and young leaders to join us in creating a dynamic space for young people to shape their world and be heard at European level.  

Sign up to our new Meditation Sessions series for youth workers

Announcing the ‘Meditation Sessions’ a free month-long meditation journey focused on you and your wellbeing. To mark the arrival of spring and the end of what […]

Call for the submissions to the What’s the Story?: Narrative in Youth Work and Youth Studies conference

NYCI, in partnership with Leargas and NUI Maynooth, are launching the new International Youth Work youthworkandyou.org module on International Youth Work in a European programmes context, at the What’s the Story?: Narrative in Youth Work and Youth Studies conference. This is the 4th Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference and takes place online on 24-25 June 2021.

Youth 2030 Young People’s Committee – Apply now!

We are very excited to announce the second round of the Youth 2030 Young People’s Committee. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland, Youth 2030 […]

Space and Participation for All – make it happen!

The National Youth Council of Ireland has been consulting young people in Ireland through the EU Youth Dialogue process on the topic of “Space and Participation […]

The Art Of Outdoor Wellbeing: NYCI Online Summer School

The NYCI Youth Arts Summer School will take place online this year over three weeks in May. This training will help you gain practical and creative skills in outdoor and visual arts.

Share your vision on how to reach 70% renewables by 2030!

We are calling on young people to share your vision as part of 'Shaping Our Electricity Future' a major online youth assembly we're working on with […]

We’re hiring: National Youth Arts Programme Manager

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is seeking an experienced Youth Arts Manager who has an interest and commitment to supporting quality youth arts practice […]

Full STEAM Ahead – A partnership approach to STEAM in Youthreach

Equipment giveaway for a STEAM summer programme at your Youthreach Centre! To celebrate ‘Full STEAM Ahead’, NYCI and partners are delighted to offer equipment worth up to €150 towards STEAM summer sessions in Youthreach centres. Whether you are brand new to STEAM or you have previously taken part in NYCI’s STEAM training, you are welcome.

Two exciting new STEAM projects announced

The National Youth Council of Ireland is delighted to announce, with a range of partners, we have been awarded grants from the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) for two major new STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Never more than in the last year has the importance of science and technology in our lives been more apparent.

Individual recognition for professional youth workers with 15+ years’ experience

The North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS) has recently approved a process whereby those who do not hold qualifications specifically in youth work (and therefore do not hold an NSETS-endorsed award) but who have been continuously engaged in professional youth work practice for 15 years or more can apply for a statement of individual recognition.

Online Safety and Awareness Training: What do you need?

The NYCI Child Protection Programme is developing a training to support the youth work sector with online safety and awareness, and we would like to have your inputs and feedback as part of this development process.

CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAMME 2021 LIVE WEBINAR SERIES

The NYCI Child Protection Programme is delivering a series of free live webinars in 2021 to support the youth work sector with some of the key […]

Invitation to tender: Evaluation of the STEAM in Youth Work project

NYCI is inviting tenders for the evaluation of our major new two-year STEAM in Youth Work project (2021 – 2022).

We’re hiring: Skills Summary Project Co-ordinator

The Skills Summary project provides a framework to better recognise the value and learning young people gain by participating in youth work and volunteering opportunities so that they can better communicate the acquisition of these essential skills to future employers. The primary audiences for this project are young people who are involved in the youth/non-formal education sector in Ireland.

We’re hiring an Administrative and Financial Assistant

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is seeking an experienced Administrative and Financial Assistant with an interest in supporting the overall running of NYCI programmes and activities support of the youth work sector. The post holder will need excellent administrative skills, strong organisational and planning management as well as an ability to work independently with good attention to detail.

We’re hiring: Garda Vetting Administrator

NYCI is seeking an experienced administrator with an interest in supporting garda vetting in the youth work sector. The post holder will need excellent skills in relationship building and needs to be discrete and confidential as handling sensitive information and have good attention to detail. 

New research: Mapping Youth Arts

We have launched an important new study Mapping Youth Arts Provision in Youth Work Settings in Ireland. NYCI commissioned University College Cork to carry out this independent mapping […]

We’re hiring! STEAM in Youth Work Programme Specialist

NYCI is seeking a Programme Specialist to lead the delivery of the STEAM in youth work project This is a varied role requiring significant specialist experience […]

Covid-19 Induction Session for Youth Sector

Welcome to the DCYA / NYCI Covid-19 Induction Training for the Phased Resumption of Full Youth Services in the Youth Sector.

Explore what’s new on Skills Summary

Have you seen Skills Summary`s new user interface and our exciting new features?

Covid-19 update: letter and guidance from DCEDIY for youth work organisations

We are sharing with you the latest letter from the Minister of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), informed by the most recent […]

European Solidarity Corps Workshop

ESC “Be the Spark’ Workshop for youth workers & young people (18 – 30yrs) | 19th & 26th Feb | 12-3pm | Via Zoom

The final declaration of the 3rd European Youth Work Convention – what you need to know

The 3rd European Youth Work Convention has just ended. 1000 participants from over 50 countries, 85 workshops and more than 30 hours of input and discussion! […]

Skills Summary wins prestigious EU award!

The NYCI Skills Summary project is delighted to announce it has been awarded the Job Bridge Award 2020! Skills Summary is an innovative way for young people to explore the skills they gain through non-formal education, including volunteering, and identify areas that need development.

Charlemagne Youth Prize

Since the prize’s inception in 2008, the European Parliament in collaboration with the ‘Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen’, invite young people from all EU Member States to submit projects run by and for youth that illustrate an active participation in the development of Europe.

Invitation to tender: evaluation of Making Links minority ethnic youth leaders project

NYCI is inviting tenders from suitably qualified evaluators to work on a consultancy basis from January 2021 to evaluate the impact and success of our Making Links project and to provide recommendations on the future development of the project.

Development Officer: Training and Membership Engagement

NYCI is recruiting a Development Officer: Training and Membership Engagement work as part of Youth 2030, NYCI’s Development Education Programme.

Will you be registering to vote before next Wednesday?

Among the information overload we're all suffering from, one important date for our democracy risks going unnoticed: You need to register to vote before the Wednesday […]

New toolkit: Using Games in Youth Work

NYCI and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) are delighted to launch our new toolkit, Using Games in Youth Work for Development Education. This very practical resource […]

One World Week Festival announced!

One World Week 2020 is just around the corner – and our annual youth summit has been transformed into a week-long festival of activities, inspiration and […]

Are You Our Next All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador?

The search is on for motivated individual to take part in the second cohort of All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors. Are you aged 18-30, and eager to […]

Webinar: Games to Engage Young People with Climate Change

11th November, LIT Thurles & Tipperary Festival of Science

Skills Summary in Best Practice – Call for Youth Organisations

Apply for an equipment grant worth €150 by sharing your experience and tell us how Skills Summary brings your work practice to life. NYCI is delighted […]

Just Transition – Youth2030 share a message of hope

The world is changing and in order to meet the living requirements for current and future generations, our approach to global development and economic growth has got to change.

Film/Photography Competition “Space & Participation for All”

Call to young people and youth organisations to create a photograph or a film that portrays their experience of youth participation. Entries will be in with the chance to win up to €300 […]

Attend Future Human – Europe’s leading sci-tech conference

Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) have an interesting mid-term opportunity that youth workers and young people who have engaged in NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project […]

The Youth Platform of the European Parliament goes live TODAY!

Join the MEP's launching the Youth Platform and experts from the European Commission, the German Presidency & the Youth Forum for a discussion on EU budget: […]

Budget 2021: NYCI disappointed with measures to address youth unemployment

With 36.5% youth unemployment, 55,000 young people under 25 on PUP and almost 29,000 on the live register, more needs to be done The National Youth […]

Youth Council welcomes increased investment in youth services

Budget ‘recognises impact of Covid-19 on young people’ The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) - which represents groups working with over 380,000 young people nationwide […]

PUP: new figures show young hardest hit by cuts

Youth Council: ‘Hammer of Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) cuts falling heaviest on young workers’ 6 out of 10 young people on lower rates (€203 and €250), […]

Budget 2021: call for investment in supporting young people through the pandemic

 Young people’s lives ‘collateral damage’ of pandemic Youth organisations call for €4.7m investment in youth work Youth population to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025 While […]

NYCI research shows Covid-19 pandemic impacting most severely on ‘at risk’ youth

Young people who were already deemed ‘most at risk’ became the most disconnected from youth services and supports as a result of Covid-19. That’s according to […]

NYCI Budget 2021 Campaign: #YouthWorkChangesLives

In Budget 2021 our members are calling on Government to invest an additional €4.7m in youth work services to provide more supports and activities for young people, meet […]

Young Voices-EU Youth Dialogue Young Change Maker October Events

We have three upcoming Young Voices online events for young change makers happening on Saturdays in October! These events have been designed and will be delivered by our current young voice members.

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates 2020-2021 announced!

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., today held a virtual meeting with Ireland’s incoming United Nations Youth Delegates. Tara Grace Connolly from Belfast, and […]

Let’s talk about Consent – new research and guidance launched

‘How to ask? When to ask? Shyness in talking about the issue and their experiences …not having the language to ask for consent during sex’.

STEAM* in youth work, youth arts and non-formal education settings, Laois & Offaly

This excellent package is open to youth workers, arts practitioners and other educators actively working with young people in Laois and Offaly, who want to enhance their STEAM offer to young people.

How do I work with young people on the issue of racism?

We have seen a wave of reaction to the death of George Floyd that all of us working with young people are trying to get to grips with. We are asking: What can I do? What can I say? How can I support the young people of colour in my youth group?

Amazing FREE STEAM / Sound production programme for youth work settings and Youthreach

I wanted to tell you about an amazing, free, STEAM/sound production programme by Sound Artist, Ed Devane, as part of the Science Gallery Dublin’s PLASTIC exhibition. […]

Let’s talk about Consent

‘How to ask? When to ask? Shyness in talking about the issue and their experiences …not having the language to ask for consent during sex’.

Fit for Purpose: Does Traditional Politics Work for Young People

Through engaging young politicians, activists and community leaders, these round tables will explore how young people in Ireland today relate to traditional politics and how they perceive Irish politics will evolve in the future.

Updated Covid-19 guidance – version 5

Updated Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19.

Skills Summary: “Share Your Story” Callout Launched

Tell us the story of your Skills Summary journey! We are curious to know why and how you have been using Skills Summary, and how it makes a difference for you.

Invitation to tender: NYCI Research exploring the prevalence and representation of conflict amongst minority ethnic young people

NYCI is inviting tenders from suitably qualified researchers to conduct research on the prevalence and representation of conflict amongst minority ethnic young people in Co. Dublin […]

Let’s Act on Inclusion – A Video Series

Each short clip in the video series can be used as a standalone resource to raise discussions within youth groups, or in conjunction with the free […]

Mary Robinson launches Youth Climate Justice Manifesto

Over 150 young people from around Ireland met to hear from climate justice advocates including former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Grace O’Sullivan, MEP as well as other young activists including Selina Neirok, Youth Ambassador for the Marshall Islands.

NYCI on RTE does Comic Relief

Our Equality and Intercultural Programme supports many amazing minority ethnic youth groups through its youth work leaders network – Making Links. It was great to see […]

The youth work sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: take part in the independent review now

We are calling on youth workers and youth organisations to take part in an independent review we have commissioned to capture the youth work sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reaction to latest CSO live register figures:

We have expressed concern and disappointment over the lack of urgency and focus on youth unemployment in the Programme for Government. There is no reference to ‘youth employment’ or ‘youth unemployment’ in the 125 page text.

Skills Summary: new online activities resource launched

In response to the increasing online presence of youth work, we have developed a new activity resource to accompany the Skills Summary tool when working online with young people.

Updated Covid-19 guidance in line with phase 3

Updated Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19.

Concern ‘Youth Affairs’ omitted from name of new Department of Children

We are very concerned at initial indications from the Taoiseach’s announcement that ‘Youth Affairs’ may be dropped from the name of the Department, and we are calling for this to be reversed.

Sexting during Covid-19 an issue for young people as restrictions ease, experts warn

As restrictions ease, NYCI’s National Youth Health Programme will be working with youth workers to support young people to look after their sexual health and build healthy relationships as we enter into a ‘new normal’.

Save DCYA

NYC has renewed its call for the retention of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in the next Government.

Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services after Covid-19

Department of Children and Youth Affairs ‘roadmap’ for the phased re-opening of our youth sector.

World No Tobacco Day: Young people highlight systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to hook a new generation of users

NYCI’s national youth health programme supports youth work organisations to become health promoting organisations.

Online Safety and Awareness: Live Webinar for Youth Workers

The NYCI Child Protection Programme is partnering with CyberSafeIreland to offer a live webinar for youth workers, to raise awareness of what children and young people are doing online, and the associated risks and safeguards.

Need support with Digital Youth Work?

We have been heartened here at NYCI to see the incredible reactions from our members and across the youth work sector to these difficult times, and encouraged that our work to support you has been so well received.