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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 […]

One World Week Seed Fund – now accepting applications!

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Global Youth Work team in association with Irish Aid is delighted to invite applications for our Seed Grants worth […]

Youth Arts SPEAKS – Call to Participate

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

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 3 separate dates in Dublin city – 12th October, 15th November and 8th December.

“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 for interviews

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

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.

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.

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. […]

Cavan Monaghan Youth Arts Bursary: Call for Applications

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Programme is delighted to invite applications for the Cavan Monaghan Youth Arts Bursary. Eight bursaries worth €800 […]

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 […]

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 June 24th 2022 The National Youth Council of Ireland […]

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 2022! […]

‘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 […]

Artist and Youth Work Residency 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 2021 Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme is now open for applications!

Apply now for the Youth Arts Explorer Grant €1500 or Youth Arts Full Grant €5000.

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.”

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

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.

Youth Work Changes Lives – Budget 2022 Update

We’ve been blown away by the response to the petition – we’ve already reached over 1,700 signatures, and it’s growing all the time.

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.

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.

What LGBTI+ Equality and Inclusion resources would help you?

We’re developing LGBTI+ inclusion in policies and practice guidelines for those working in the youth work sector.

Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Invitation to Tender To Conduct a Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Youth 2030 One World Week Youth Summit

One World Week 2019 looked at Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals.

What is Climate Justice?

The concept of climate justice can sometimes be hard to fully understand.

Call for the retention of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

The proposal that the Department now may be dismantled and its functions be cast to the four winds is a betrayal of this generation of children […]

Vienna degrowth online conference

From May 29th – June 1st 2020, you have the opportunity to join a thematic degrowth online conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation.

Europe Day – 9th May

May surely has one special day – Europe Day! Given the exceptional circumstances we are all living, the European Parliament offers you a special online event.

The EYE goes online

NYCI was planning to attend the European Youth Event with 25 young people and youth workers in May, delivering workshops at Yo!Fest as a partner with the European Youth Forum.

EU Youth Goals

Check out Pia’s blog where she talks with NYCI’s Young Voices – EU Youth Dialogue about the benefits of getting involved in Youth Dialogue […]

Documenting Young People’s Experiences of Self Isolation

Calling Young Photographers – Show us what this experience has been like for you and your peers.

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR WELLBEING

The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) in partnership with The Sanctuary are delighted to present the new weekly email initiative ‘Building Blocks for Wellbeing’.

Consultation on Youth Sector Priorities for 2022/23

The Advisory Council on Youth is working on the Council of Europe’s Youth Sector Priorities for 2022/23 and has announced a call for consultations among youth […]

Film Editing when Working with Young People Training

This tailored film editing training is designed for anyone working with young people. It provides the basic practical and creative skills to deliver a programme while maintaining a youth work centred approach.

Deadline of 15th May for new Youth Climate Justice Fund worth almost €500,000

PRESS RELEASE. Minister Zappone has reminded national youth organisations that the deadline for applications to the new Youth Climate Justice Fund is 15th May.

Promoting Positive Mental Health in the European Sector – Research

The Erasmus+ project Promoting Positive Mental Health in the European Youth Sector concerns the promotion of positive mental health for young people, which is one of the main […]

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Handbook for Youth Organisations

The handbook will support youth organisations in integrating Virtual Exchange activities and training in their programmes.

Covid-19: Expressions of interest sought – Youth Workers for deployment to residential centres

One of the critical impacts arising from Covid-19 on vulnerable young people is the staffing shortages being experienced in children’s residential centres.

Child protection considerations during Covid-19

Supporting the youth work sector with child protection considerations during Covid-19 and its related control measures. Youth work can be the source of safety and security […]

Trócaire’s Game Changers competition

Looking for new ways to engage your youth groups? Check out Trócaire's Game Changers competition. Help your young people create a card game, board game or […]

Strictly Come Coding – A Simple, Fun Gaming Project to Help You Continue Your Youth Groups

While this game is ostensibly about sheep, it is really about the spread of viruses and social distancing.

Special call for grant applications for pilot activities responding to local needs arising from the COVID-19

Please find a special call for Grant applications for pilot activities published by the European Youth Foundation here. It is a special call for local or […]

Take control with Stress Control

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

STEAM in Youth Work

NYCI is delighted to be able to offer a range of free support to youth workers and other educators who has been trained through NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project within the last three years.

Covid-19: DCYA funded youth services and organisations – essential services updated advice

This communication provides additional information in relation to the list of essential services published over the previous weekend, particularly related to youth work services.

How can Youth Organisations integrate Virtual Exchange? – Online Masterclass

From 11:00 to 12:00 CET on 7 April 2020. Due to the limitations imposed by the present COVID-19 outbreak, Youth Organisations in Europe and globally are […]

New training offers

YOCOMO – an ETS online course on competence-based development for youth workers E-learning 30 June - 31 August 2020 | Online, Germany This is a Massive […]

Live Q&A – Experts on Youth Participation

E-learning Online, 09 April Join the team online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and […]

Covid-19: communication to Tusla funded youth services and organisations

Covid-19: communication to Tusla funded youth services and organisations

Advice for participants of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps

If you are involved in an Erasmus+ project or have a project starting soon there is advice available on the Leargas website https://www.leargas.ie/news/coronavirus-travel-advice/ There are also […]

Covid-19: Zoom check-in sessions for youth workers

We recognise the varied experiences out in the sector, and these sessions will support sharing and discussion with one another, and will help ensure our evolving response continues to meet your needs.

Covid-19: DCYA funded youth services and organisations – updated advice

This communication from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs acknowledges all of the staff, management and volunteers in youth services across Ireland for the amazing work they have done up to this point and that youth work is an essential service for many young people

Covid-19: Feedback on Public Health Measures

innovative approaches which comply with the guidance but are allowing services to continue to provide support.

Covid-19: tackling unfair stereotypes of young people

Experience from other countries indicates that in the coming weeks, there is a risk of young people being cast as ‘caring less’ about Covid-19.

€500,000 Youth Climate Justice Fund open

A new fund to support youth-led action and innovation on Climate Justice at community, regional and national level is now accepting applications. The Youth Climate Justice […]

Covid-19: update

Read Department of Children and Youth Affairs advice for stakeholders, funded youth services and organisations re Covid-19 here

Coronavirus Resources

We’ve collected some useful, shareable video and visuals on explaining Coronavirus and dealing with stress during this period. The HSE has also made available posters, leaflets and videos on hygiene, hand-washing and preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Covid-19: communication to DCYA funded youth services and organisations

Read Department of Children and Youth Affairs advice for stakeholders, funded youth services and organisations re Covid-19 here

Skills Summary – Training opportunities for youth workers

You are interested in Skills Summary but can`t find the time to explore the tool? You want to find out how the tool works and how […]

Young people and the UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

As our response to tackling racism in Ireland NYCI invites the youth work sector to examine the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination […]

€5,000 Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme open for applications!

Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project but need funding to work with an artist? Apply now for the Youth Arts Explorer Grant €1500 or Youth Arts Full Grant €5000.

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

NYCI is now inviting tenders from qualified individuals and organisations to undertake an assessment of the contribution of STEAM projects to achieving the overall aims of NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project.

2020 NYCI General Election Manifesto

“The Soaring Twenties”  “Securing long-term social, environmental and economic sustainability in the next decade, by investing in young people and youth work sector” Introduction NYCI calls […]

National Mapping of Youth Arts Provision – Are You On The Map?

Involved in youth arts in youth work settings? Make sure your work is counted in the first ever mapping of arts in youth work settings.

Game changers: A competition for young people who want to change the world…

A competition for young people who want to change the world and believe that games are a way to do this!

Final call for 700,000 young people to make sure they are registered

NYCI issues a final call for young people to ensure they are registered to vote before Wednesday’s deadline for inclusion on the electoral register.

FAQS: FIRST TIME VOTING

Information on Voting   I did not receive a polling card; can I vote on February 8th? Yes. The polling card simply tells you when and […]

The Nairobi Summit

The  National Youth Council Ireland’s Youth 2030 Development Education team recognised the invitation to the Nairobi Summit on the 12-14th November 2019, as a unique opportunity to […]

NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education

We are delighted to announce our new NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education is now open for applications.

Saturday vote welcome

Media Release: Youth Council welcomes Saturday vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people – has […]

‘Young People, Youth Workers and Consent’ – let us know your thoughts

Sexual health and the area of consent is an important area for young people and the issue of consent and lack of information to support young […]

NSETS Committee: Call for Expressions of Interest

There are currently vacancies on the NSETS Committee in youth work practitioner category and in the youth work employer category, for which we are now seeking expressions of interest.

Ireland must do better in its attempts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

MEDIA RELEASE                                         Thursday, December 5th Youth Summit calls for ‘Climate Revolution’ Over 400 young people gather at major event in RDS hosted by Concern Worldwide and […]

Young people urged to ensure they can vote as deadline nears

National Youth Council of Ireland – Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg MEDIA RELEASE Young people urged to ensure they can vote as deadline nears Latest figures available […]

Rural youth: public transport, employment and investment in youth and mental health services key issues

The research highlights that one of the biggest challenges facing young people living in rural Ireland is limited public transport, which hinders contact with others, impedes access to services available in urban settings and reinforces a sense of social isolation.

UNFPA International Conference on Population and Development, Nairobi

The Development Education team at NYCI are in Nairobi at the UNFPA International Conference on Population and Development. At the 25th anniversary of #ICPD25 - a […]

Yo!Fest and the European Youth Event in Strasbourg! 29/30 May 2020

Are you a young change maker, leader, activist?! Are you a young person/youth worker who is interested in International youth work?! If so, apply here for a […]

Annual Léargas Forum

The Project Showcase will provide inspiration for planning your own projects. Léargas staff can help answer your questions about our programmes and initiatives, including the 2020 Erasmus+ call for applications, at the Ask Léargas hub.

Games, Youth Work and Climate Change – what’s the connection?

The science and the politics of climate change are complex, they are interconnected and can seem impenetrable to most people. The impact of climate change is […]

Application Form to Attend the EU Youth Conference in Croatia, 9 – 11 March 2020

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? This is an application to select 3 young people to represent Ireland. ‘Young Voices’ in Ireland, is part European wide process called […]

Brexit Budget Not a Good Deal for Youth Sector

NYCI post-budget analysis available here >> In the NYCI Pre-Budget 2020 submission, we called on Government to give young people and the youth sector a fair […]

NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE: SKILLS SUMMARY GUIDE FOR YOUTH WORK ORGANISATIONS

This guide is for those who have the privilege of witnessing the flourishing of young people in realtime but still often worry that those young people […]

Launch of new tool mapping the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector

We have developed this online resource (phase 1), to map current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across the country.

Budget 2020: increase in youth services funding small step in right direction

National Youth Council of Ireland – Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg MEDIA RELEASE: Budget 2020: increase in youth services funding small step in right direction Measures to […]

Call for nominations to the PAC deadline 5pm October 21st

The NYCI Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) plays an important role in developing and informing the NYCI policy and advocacy agenda. We are now calling on NYCI member organisations to nominate one person to service on the PAC for the next two years.

Interactive map: Global Youth Work and the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector

We have developed this online resource to support young asylum seekers and refugees to take part in youth groups and youth work activities in their area.

Youth Council calls on Minister Zappone to give young people and youth work a fair share in Budget 2020

National Youth Council of Ireland – Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg MEDIA RELEASE: Youth Council calls on Minister Zappone to give young people and youth work a […]

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates announced by Tánaiste

At  the UN Climate Action Summit world leaders must  listen to the voice of youth and take action, that was the message from Valery Molay and Jack O’Connor, Ireland’s official delegation to the United Nations for the UN General Assembly in New York starting September 23rd 2019.

Reflective Practice Group looking at: Empathic Listening, Compassionate Communication, and bringing these practices into our youth work and back to our youth work organisations

NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme is looking for expressions of interest from youth workers interested in joining this group. It will be a learning and sharing […]

European Guidelines for Digital Youth Work

The European Guidelines are designed to inform and support the youth work sector and policy makers on Digital Youth Work. Digital transformation is affecting our societies […]

Call for Irish Youth Participation in the EU Citizens Energy Forum

Do you want to attend the EU Citizens Energy Forum in Dublin to discuss and contribute to the debate about creating a Carbon Neutral Energy System in Europe?

Youth Dialogue Survey

Join young people from across the EU in sharing your views on important youth issues such as employment, youth work and rural life. The results of the survey will feed into important work at EU and National level through the NYCI and the Dept of Children and Youth Affairs, as part of the EU Youth Dialogue Process, Young Voices.

Managing A Successful Partnership

How do you lead a successful youth arts residency in a youth work setting? We’re delighted to share the latest addition to our online resources toolkit with you. Fiona Creedon, a youth worker, and Peir Leonard, a ceramic artist, shared their experiences of working together to facilitate a residency and their top tips on how to make it a success in this insightful interview.

3D printing for a sustainable world

What does sustainability mean to you? Efficiency? Recycling? A better way of living? One thing is clear: our planet needs bright ideas and new ways of […]

Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020

The Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors is a new programme being piloted by the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the Marine Institute. Apply today!

€5,000 grant for STEAM project with young people!

NYCI’s Arts and STEAM in Youth Work Programmes are pleased to announce the 2019/2020 STEAM in Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme. Do you have a good […]

Working with young people affected by homelessness

New Chapter: Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit Working with young people affected by homelessness The NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme is delighted to share the next […]

Youth Council calls on Government to ‘Give Young People and Youth Work their Fair Share

National Youth Council of Ireland – Comhairle Náisiúnta na nÓg MEDIA RELEASE:                                June 29th 2019 Youth Council calls on Government to ‘Give Young People and Youth […]

Increase investment in youth work to meet the needs of our growing youth population, TDs and Senators told

Over 300 young people representing every constituency in Ireland tell their local politicians why they must invest more in youth work National Youth Showcase 2019 – […]

Catholic Guides of Ireland awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Catholic Guides of Ireland were awarded a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work […]

Young Men’s Mental Health ‘Take the Time and Make the Time’

The NYCI Youth Health Programme has created this video to highlight issues experienced by young men around mental health.

Interactive map of youth work activities for young asylum seekers and refugees

We have developed this online resource to support young asylum seekers and refugees to take part in youth groups and youth work activities in their area.

Youth Work Ireland Midlands awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Youth Work Ireland Midlands were awarded a Gold StandardHealth Quality Mark (HQM) by NYCI Health Promotion Officer, Rachael Treanor on behalf of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people.

Buncrana Youthreach Awarded Silver Health Quality Mark

Buncrana Youthreach was awarded a Silver Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) by the NYCI in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people, at a special event held in the Buncrana Youthreach Centre, on Friday last, 31 May.

Invitation to tender: study of youth arts activity in youth work

NYCI invites tenders from qualified individuals and organisations to undertake a research study of youth arts activity in youth work settings nationally.

National Youth Work Showcase – register your group!

Youth Work Changes Lives Round Room of the Mansion House | Wednesday, June 19th | 11:30am-2:30pm A fun-filled extravaganza celebrating the value, diversity and vitality of youth […]

NYCI urges almost 700,000 young people to get out and vote on Friday

Youth Council urges almost 700,000 young people to get out and vote on Friday 578,104 Irish Citizens aged 18-29 entitled to vote in local and European […]

Irish Girl Guides awarded Gold Health Quality Mark

Irish Girl Guides awarded Gold Health Quality Mark   – National Youth Council of Ireland award recognises high standard of health promotion –   Irish Girl […]

STEAMING AHEAD: TOWARDS EMBEDDING STEAM IN IRISH YOUTH WORK

The Digital Youth Work Project aims to build capacity to deliver digital youth work in the youth work sector. It is a transnational Erasmus+ project with seven partners from six different countries across Europe and it is implemented during 2017-2019.

EU Digital Youth Work Project

The Digital Youth Work Project aims to build capacity to deliver digital youth work in the youth work sector. It is a transnational Erasmus+ project with seven partners from six different countries across Europe and it is implemented during 2017-2019.

Want to help develop the European Guidelines for Digital Youth Work?

In developing the European Guidelines for Digital Youth Work, we are seeking views from the youth work sector and stakeholders, including youth workers, managers, funders and policy makers on the ideas we will include in the guidelines.

Call for scientists, engineers, techies, artists & mathematicians

Calling all scientists, engineers, techies, artists & mathematicians with an interest in supporting youth workers & young people to develop inspiring STEAM projects.

Shrinking Civil Space

Young people from 17 different National Youth Councils and International NGOs from throughout Europe met in Ireland to discuss their experiences of Shrinking Civil Space for Youth.

NYCI urges young people to register to vote by May 7th deadline

Youth Council urges young people to register before May 7th deadline for local and European Elections Over 60,000 young people have turned 18 since the 2018 […]

Launch of ‘Transforming Hate’ Education Tool

“Connect, and stay connected with young people who cause hurt.” – New approach aims to make real and lasting change in youth settings – DOWNLOAD MANUAL […]

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!

Youth Arts Networking Day & Puppet-making workshop with Carmel Balf. Following on from our previous successful network events, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, […]

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!

Youth Arts Networking Day & Film-making  workshop. Following on from our previous successful network events, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim […]

Apply now! UN Youth Delegate programme 2019/2020

The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United […]

RFT: evaluation of NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project

NYCI is inviting tender proposals for the independent evaluation of its STEAM in Youth Work project.

EU Youth Conference – Finland 1st – 3rd July

The EU Youth Conference will be held in Finland from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2019 and we’re looking for three young people to represent Ireland!

Launch of Transforming Hate in Youth Settings Education Tool and Practice Manual

Who: Youth Workers and Youth Work Managers When: 30th April 10am to 4pm (*The formal launch will be followed at 12pm with workshopped spaces where participants […]

Youth Consultation: Eliminating Racial Discrimination

Over 120 young people assisting the Commission in assessing Ireland’s performance against UN Obligations on Racial Discrimination The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“The Commission”) […]

Skills Summary launched

Life skills learned outside school must be measured and valued if we want young people ready for digital economy, says Youth Council New online tool to […]

Making Links

NYCI has announced a new ‘Making Links’ project, with thanks to funding from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Making Links is for anyone in Ireland who is running a minority ethnic youth group already or who has advanced plans to run a minority ethnic youth group.

Activism, the SDGs and Youth: development education and global citizenship education resource pack

This NYCI resource for Global Educators, Youth Workers, Development Education practitioners, trainers, activists and changemakers working with young people provides you with activity plans and tools […]

Developing digital youth work

Policy recommendations, training needs and good practice examples for youth workers and decision-makers: expert group set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth for […]

EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027

The resolution on the new EU Youth Strategy, adopted by Ministers on 26th Nov 2018, marks an important step towards recognising the specific challenges faced by […]

National Consultations with Young People on Social Inclusion, NEETs and Youth Entrepreneurship

The Trio Presidency – Ireland, Lithuania and Greece – together with the European Commission, the European Youth Forum and the National Youth Councils agreed Social Inclusion […]

NYCI Youth Arts Advocacy Project for Young People Now Open for Applications!

Is there a burning youth arts issue in your community (you need a new home for your group, you’d like to be able to welcome more […]

Invest €2m in access to apprenticeships to help halve long-term youth unemployment

Youth Council calls for measures to tackle youth unemployment  as part of a number of costed measures detailed in its Pre-Budget Submission launching today We need […]

Poverty, inequality and mental health key issues for young people in Ireland, UN High-Level Political Forum told

Ireland’s youth delegates to the UN, Lauren Flanagan (24) from Manor Kilbride, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery (23) from Rooskey in County Leitrim chosen to address […]

Read what the class of 2017/2018 thought of the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion

In the academic year 2017/2018, the National Youth Health Programme in collaboration with National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) hosted the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health […]

Testimonials: Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion Course

Name: Grace McGee Organisation: Tacú Family Resource Centre – Based in the Maple Youth Centre What was your experience with health promotion before you began with Specialist […]

Relationships, Sexuality and Body Image key issues for young men, Youth Council tells Oireachtas Committee

“Build on existing work around consent.” “Relationships and sexuality education needs to cover a spectrum from knowledge on relationships and gender identity, through to the practical […]

National Youth Council brings annual arts summer school to Mayo for first time

NYCI Youth Arts Summer School: Circus Skills for Youth Workers runs Wed 27th to Fri 29th June in Castlebar, Co. Mayo The National Youth Council of […]

The search for Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegates 2018

Young people from every county invited to apply for chance to represent Ireland at UN Applications close June 8th The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

One vote in each ballot box enough to change the outcome of referendum

– there are almost 6,000 ballot boxes nationwide – divorce referendum was carried by just 9,114 votes – Youth Council urges almost 690,000 18 to 29 […]

Up to 125,000 extra voters registered for referendum

National Youth Council welcomes unprecedented surge of voter registration ahead of the referendum on May 25th next Preliminary figures indicate a potential 90% increase compared to […]

Low incomes, instability and lack of food major worry for some young people in Galway, experts warn

Health promotion programme receives Gold award for work supporting young people ‘The food is so nice to get; it helps a lot. At the moment I […]

Relationships, Sexuality and Body Image key issues for young men, Youth Council tells Oireachtas Committee

“Build on existing work around consent.” “Relationships and sexuality education needs to cover a spectrum from knowledge on relationships and gender identity, through to the practical […]

Youth Council supports digital age of consent at 13 ahead of crucial Dáil vote

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has renewed calls to ensure that the […]

Up to 150,000 young people may not be on electoral register as deadline nears

  The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is urging young people to make […]

YouthPact

YouthPact is the Quality and Impact body for the EU PEACE IV Children & Young People’s Programme (Action 2.1). YouthPact is a cross-border partnership of four […]

Poverty, quality employment and homelessness top issues for young people in Ireland

Launch of A Generation for Change: Spotlight Report on Young People, the Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland ahead of Ireland’s high level UN review Young people […]

Submission to the Committee on Education and Skills on the review of Sexual Health and Relationship Education.

The National Youth Health programme (NYHP) sent a submission paper to the Committee of Eduction and Skills on their review of sexual health and relationship education […]

Votes at 16 Bill defeated: NYCI reaction

Over 126,000 young people will miss out on voting in local and European Parliament elections The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations […]

Voting at 16 Bill moving to next stage in the Seanad

The Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016 proposed and sponsored by Senators Fintan Warfield and Lynn Ruane last year is moving onto the next stage […]

Sleep deprivation at crisis point for young people in Ireland, experts warn

New toolkit to help young people get healthy amount of sleep launched by Minister Harris and National Youth Council of Ireland Sleep deprivation is at crisis […]

Make Minority a Priority: Insights from Minority Ethnic Young People

This qualitive study explores the perspectives and experiences of 50 young minority ethnic people aged 15 to 24 years who have grown up in Ireland. The […]

Digital Technology and Youth Political Participation

NYCI, in collaboration with UCC and with the support of the Irish Research Council, hosted a seminar on Digital Technology and Youth Political Participation on the […]

50 Voices from 50 Years: an oral history of NYCI

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the umbrella body for youth work organisations, celebrated 50 years in existence in 2017. From small beginnings in 1967 […]

Help shape the new EU Youth Strategy

Take Online Survey >> Cycle VI of the ‘EU Structured Dialogue’ (known as ‘Young Voices’ in Ireland) focuses on the creation of the new EU Youth […]

CSO Live Register: Youth Council reaction to latest figures

Just under 25,000 under 25s signing on decrease welcomed but almost 11,000 young people long-term unemployed ‘still far too high’ Youth council calls for urgent implementation […]

Racism, exclusion and integration still issues for minority ethnic young people in Ireland, Youth Council report finds

“I’m seen as a ‘n****r’, ‘a monkey’. [W]e get called these names […] at least once a week” researchers told. Launch of Research Report: ‘Make Minority […]

Youth Summit at Aviva Stadium seeks action on Global Goals

UN Delegates consult with over 300 young people for 2018 reports to EU Commission and United Nations ‘Answer Ireland’s Call’ Youth Summit on Peace, Justice and […]

Up to 151,000 young people may not be on electoral register with days to deadline

Youth Council urges young people to register,renews calls for overhaul of ‘cumbersome and outdated’ registration system The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents […]

NYCI joins forces with USI and SpunOut To Encourage Young People To Register To Vote

On Wednesday the 8th of November, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will be aiming to register thousands of students to vote across Ireland on […]

NYCI Supports Comhlamh’s Code of Good Practice

We are supporting good practice in international volunteering and are committed to a vision of international volunteers working in solidarity for a just, equitable and sustainable […]

Digital and STEM Stars Rising

300 Young People celebrated at Creative Tech Fest national showcase and awardsNational showcase and awards with over 300 young people recognised for theirachievements in STEM and […]

Almost half of millennials on non-standard contracts Particular concern over the one-third of young people in precarious work

Youth Council calls on Government to provide comprehensive strategy to tackle low quality and precarious work, ahead of precarious work seminar ‘Republic of Opportunity or State […]

Modest €1.5m increase in funding for youth services welcomed

but Youth Council highlights need for further investment to meet growing demand for services for Ireland’s increasing youth population The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

Youth Council highlights ‘a million good reasons’ to invest in growing youth population

Budget is time to invest in youth work services and measures to provide jobs, better social protection and mental health services With our growing youth population […]

DE: Performance Measurement Framework and Strategy

Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017 – 2023 New DE Strategy: Read HERE New Performance Measurement Framework: Read HERE The Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017-2023 was launched by the […]

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017 was launched on 2nd October

The remaining provisions of the Children First Act will also be commenced on the 11th of December 2017. These include mandatory reporting of child abuse and […]

National Youth Showcase 2017 ‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ – celebrates value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland

Over 300 young people representing every constituency in Ireland tell their local TDs why youth work necessary Images from the showcase featured across national media. The […]

Sustainable Development Goals – 2 years old

Sustainable Development Goals are 2 years old! September 27th 2017 marked the second anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a […]

New Coalition to End Youth Homelessness

A new Coalition to End Youth Homelessness aims to ensure that the issue of youth homelessness gets the attention it needs.  The Coalition was initiated by […]

UN Youth Delegates for Ireland 2017 – 2018

Lauren Flanagan from Manor Kilbride, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Dromod, County Leitrim will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New […]

One World Week 2017

One World Week 2017 takes place from November 18th – 26th. This year’s theme is Peace, Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals. If you wish to […]

SDG TOWNS

It is up to all of us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 goals, 169 targets, 230 indicators – young people, elected representatives, NGO […]

Minister Coveney congratulates young people from Wicklow and Leitrim on selection as Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates

Lauren Flanagan from Manor Kilbride, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Dromod, County Leitrim will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New […]

National Youth Work Showcase!

A fun-filled extravaganza celebrating the value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland today. Find out more about how it went!

Joining a youth arts project this Autumn – what you need to know

What questions should you be asking before joining a youth arts project? A new guide published by the National Youth Council of Ireland today aims to […]

International Youth Day 2017:

Ireland’s next UN Youth Delegates unveiled as Lauren Flanagan from Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Leitrim Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates for 2017/2018 have been announced […]

International Youth Day 2017

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building Peace. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of […]

Invest €32m in guidance counselling and Youth Mental Health Services

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce waiting lists for mental health services as part of a number of costed measures detailed in its Pre-Budget Submission […]

CSO Live Register:

Youth Council reaction to latest figures Over 32,000 under 25s signing on   Up 2,512 since April 2017 (29,725): third monthly increase in row Seasonal trends […]

Dept Social Protection Pre-Budget Forum:

Youth Council highlights ‘a million good reasons’ to invest in growing youth population in Budget 2018 11,257 young people under 26 still long-term unemployed Need to […]

Local groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both […]

High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2017

United Nations, New York, 10 – 19 July 2017 The High Level Political Forum is where Member States/Countries of the United Nations get together to update […]

CSO Live Register: Almost 32,000 under 25s signing on

increase in line with seasonal trends but over 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high Youth council calls for investment to halve this figure […]

Youth Council highlights ‘a million good reasons’ to invest in growing youth population

Number of those aged 10-24 to grow to over 1,000,000 by 2025 With our growing youth population set to surpass one million by 2025, investment in […]

Networking Seminar for Youth workers/volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the Dublin Region

Time: 10.30-2pm (including networking light lunch)Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017Location: National Gallery of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2.Cost: Free (includes light lunch and complimentary entry to […]

Young people invited to apply for chance to represent Ireland at UN

Applications close June 27th The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on […]

Number of young people on live register creeps up again to over 30,000

Slight increase in line with seasonal trends but > 11,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has […]

Youth Mental Health: new tool to help you find supports and services in your area unveiled

Where can I access youth mental health supports, services and training in my area? A new tool launched today aims to help users answer that very […]

RedC poll: 66% of young people support votes for Irish citizens abroad in Presidential elections

New figures published in advance of Government’s Global Civic Forum, taking place May 4th and 5th Youth Council calls on Government to follow through on commitment […]

Time to Deliver: Voluntary National Reviews for SDG4 and Education 2030

Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are supposed to: be voluntary, country-led, and undertaken by both developed and developing countries; be open, inclusive, participatory and transparent; track progress […]

Eisenhower Fellowships – open for application

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017 Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May Are you […]

Census 2016 finds youth make up third of population

Ireland’s large youth population unique in Western Europe Drop in 20-34 year old population shows impact of emigration Onus on Government to ensure adequate investment to […]

Coding and creativity collide: Young people to take on robotics, electronics and the arts in major new nationwide initiative

National Youth Council, Camara Education Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland join forces to bring STEM skills to young people all over Ireland. The ambitious new ‘Maker Project’ […]

European Court of Auditors: Ireland’s implementation of EU Youth Guarantee falls short of expectations

EU Auditors report a wakeup call for Irish Government and EU Commission on flaws in Youth Guarantee programme – time for review and reboot, says Youth […]

Youth Council welcomes recognition of Traveller ethnicity

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the announcement today that the […]

Voting at 16: youth groups express disappointment as Seanad delays Bill to extend voting rights

Democracy delayed is democracy denied, says Youth Council Disappointed at unnecessary delay, but the #VoteAt16 campaign goes on The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – […]

Voting at 16: Youth Council welcomes Bill to extend voting rights to young people aged 16 and over

Up to 126,000 young people aged 16 and 17 could vote in the 2019 Local and European Elections Arguments first used to disenfranchise women now being […]

Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017-2023

New DE Strategy: Read HERE New Performance Measurement Framework: Read HERE The Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017-2023 was launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs […]

Alliance of leading civil society groups call for national action plan on ambitious global targets to end hunger, climate change and inequality

Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history Coalition 2030—an alliance of over 100 leading civil society organisations […]

Coalition 2030 – The Launch

Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history Coalition 2030 — an alliance of over 100 leading civil […]

Youth Solutions Report

Download the report HERE  Youth Solutions Report, examples of the incredible innovation and creativity of young people who are leading in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals […]

Public Health (Alcohol) Bill vital in fight to combat impact of alcohol on mental health of Ireland’s youth

Youth Council welcomes statement from Minister McEntee in support of Bill Business interests must not trump wellbeing of our young people, says Council The National Youth […]

CSocD 55 – Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

LIVE NOW! Don’t miss the opening of #CSocD55 today! Watch HERE – #SDGs #UNDESA70 The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is part of the Economic and […]

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2017

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – one of Ireland’s Youth Delegates to the United Nations – addressed the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York on January 30th 2017. […]

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate addresses UN meeting in New York

Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) needs to be inclusive, ECOSOC meeting told. Inclusion must be at the heart of the implementation of the Sustainable Development […]

Brexit Forum on Children and Young People opportunity to address youth needs and concerns

Ireland’s youth population to increase 13% over the next four years, vital they are taken into account The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which […]

Youth Council welcomes Una Mullally appointment

Journalist and activist Una Mullally appointed as independent chair of group to oversee development of National LGBT Youth Strategy: The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

‘Youth Work Changes Lives’ – major campaign unveiled at conference in Dublin Castle

State saves €2.20 for every €1 spent on youth work, conference told Too much of the excellent work undertaken by youth organisations with young people is […]

Silver HQM for the No Name Club

Congratulations to No Name Club who were awarded their Silver Health Quality Mark Award at their Annual Conference hosted in Athlone Institute of Technology. No Name! […]

Over 13,500 young long-term jobless

Youth Council: Decrease in young people signing on welcome, but over 13,500 under 26s long-term unemployed still far too high The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

Gold Status awarded to Rush Youthreach

Congratulations to Rush Youthreach Education Centre who successfully maintained and has been awarded their Gold Status as a Healthy Quality Mark Organisation on Thursday November 10th, […]

Migration key issue at National Youth Summit

Concern/NYCI Youth Summit on migration is the flagship event of this year’s One World Week Naval Services and UN Delegate share experiences of rescues on Libyan […]

Votes at home, abroad and at 16

Extending votes to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would enhance democracy in Ireland UCC/NYCI seminar told Extending votes to emigrants and young people […]

Coalition 2030: Ireland & the SDGs

Ireland and the SDGs: Coalition 2030: Working together to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals Coalition 2030 is an alliance of civil society organisations committed to and […]

Calais: 200 young people should be brought to Ireland

Calls for TDs to support motion to bring 200 young people to Ireland immediately The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents groups working with over […]

Young People in Ireland and the Global Youth Development Index

What is the Youth Development Index? The YDI is an index of 18 indicators that collectively measure multi-dimensional progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of […]

JobBridge: decision to abolish scheme welcome, time for fresh start says Youth Council

Report findings also welcome.Radical reform of work experience programme long overdue – vital to ensure there is no JobBridge ‘Mark Two’ The National Youth Council of […]

€5.5m increase in funding for youth services welcomed

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe: investment needed to meet growing demand for services The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which […]

‘Mean-spirited and discriminatory’: Youth Council reaction to Budget 2017

Budget announced today is at best a ‘non-event’ – a ‘do little budget’ for young people. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents […]

Youth Council welcomes ESRI and Arts Council study showing benefits of the arts for young people

Report highlights barriers to access to arts including social class, gender and language The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents youth organisations working […]

‘A whitewash’ – NYCI view of EU report on youth employment scheme in Ireland

Youth Council expresses astonishment at claims of ‘positive results’. Two and a half years into the plan, over 16,000 young people on the live register for […]

New publication launched today: 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work

A must-have for anyone involved in reporting to the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) or looking to meet the Outcomes set out in the National Youth […]

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates to address Third Committee

The Third Committee   The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee) will begin its work on Tuesday 4 October, at 10 am AT THE United […]

The Influence of Media on Society – UN Youth Delegates for Ireland Side Event

Event Details Where Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, NY 10017 When Thursday, October 6th at 1:15 – 2:45pm How To register, or for further information, […]

One World Week 2016

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) invites YOU to participate in One World Week 2016 which takes place from November 12th – November 20th. The […]

9 ways to follow UNGA online

  Every September, world leaders and dignitaries from around the world gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly “General Debate.” In addition, […]

UNHCR Consultation on Youth

The UNHCR NGO Annual Consultation took place in June 2016. This year’s focus was on youth. The report of the consultation has been released and draws some important recommendations […]

Race to the Bottom – Development Education Activity

Development Education is an educational process which aims to increase public awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live. […]

Irish Aid Annual Report

Available HERE Irish Aid is one of the key supporters of Development Education in Ireland. Development Education is an educational process which aims to increase public […]

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016

Read HERE On 1 January 2016, the world officially began implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable […]

NYCI welcomes increase in net inward migration overall But calls on Government to address barriers to return

and do more to ensure the availability of quality jobs and affordable housing to further increase rate of return 76,300 people emigrated 31,700 young emigrants in […]

1 in 5 Irish young people ‘not in education, employment or training’ EU study shows

Youth Council calls for measures to reduce youth unemployment in pre-budget submission New data from Eurostat has confirmed that the number of young people ‘not in […]

SDGs & Youth Health

Young People and the SDGs – should we care? The Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) provide one of the most exciting opportunities to ensure a better and […]

UN High-Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants – September 19th 2016

The United Nations General Assembly of World Leaders will host a high-level Summit on Refugees and Migrants which will take place in New York on Monday, September 19th 2016. […]

International Youth Day 2016

International Youth Day: 12 August 2016 The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global […]

World Youth Report 2016 – Youth Civic Engagement

The United Nations World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an […]

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants – September 2016

The United Nations General Assembly of World Leaders will host a high-level Summit on Refugees and Migrants which will take place in New York on Monday, September 19th 2016. […]

High Level Political Forum July 2016

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF)  is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable […]

Youth Council highlights need to invest in growing youth population

Minister Zappone and NYCI President Ian Power address 41st NYCI Annual Assembly Investment in young people isn’t just a good idea but an essential core value […]

Youth Council welcomes Minister Zappone appointment

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has welcomed the appointment of Minister Katherine […]

Youth Council welcomes Garda Vetting legislation

New ‘E-Vetting’ promises to reduce vetting times The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – […]

CSO Live Register: Youth Council reaction to latest figures

Slight decrease in under 25s signing on welcome but over 13,000 young people long-term unemployed still far too high The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

National Youth Programme comes to Athlone

National Youth Council of Ireland encourages anyone working with young people in Athlone and surrounding area to attend youth arts event The National Youth Council of […]

30,000 extra registered to vote

Youth Council urging 18 to 25’s to get out and voteGuide for first-time voters on youth.ie/vote The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has welcomed that 30,185 […]