One World Week Festival 2022

November 19th – 26th 2022

Globalisation – The Youth and The Truth

One World Week 2022 was a great success! Thanks to our amazing participants and speakers for making a week jam-packed with activities, inspiration and activism – tackling one of the biggest challenges of them all: Globalisation.

For those of you that couldn’t attend, we’ve gathered some of the best bits and resources below. You’ll find highlights of our live events, watch the online events back in full, apply for seed grants to get involved next year or download our free resources on Globalisation, Climate Justice and more. Enjoy!

One World Week Seed Fund

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 up to €400. The OWW Seed Fund is an opportunity to explore an aspect of our global world, and to make local-global connections in your work.

Global Youth Summit

On the day we explored this new global world and experienced what globalisation has to offer young people in 2022. We were joined by young people across Ireland as we decided if this global world is working for everyone and if a new journey is possible. 

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Leave No One Behind

At this event we asked youth workers to share their experiences of working with young people who are getting left behind and to feed into the National Stakeholder Forum on the SDGs. We facilitated talks exploring;

  • What does ‘Leave No One Behind’ mean in the Irish context?
  • What does this mean in a global context?
  • Leave no one behind from what?
  • How do we respond collectively to the Leave No One Behind challenge?

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Climate Justice Conference

Young people, youth workers, educators, and youth organisations from across the country came together for the National Climate Justice Conference. Through workshops, plenaries, and upskilling sessions on connecting Climate Justice with UBU Funding, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, activism, and games, here are some things we learned: 

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What’s in a photo? Unpacking photos of the Global South

How do we tell stories of young people from the Global South?  Our imagination is shaped by images from social media, TV, ads and films.  Sometimes these images tell a single story, but is it the whole story?  

At this online panel, we heard from young people and youth workers on how these images have shaped their imagination and how examining these images can lead to a deeper knowledge. 

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Global Youth Work Learning Network – Human Rights, the World Cup, and Youth Work

The meeting focused on this year’s FIFA World Cup kicking off on the 20th of November. We will look at this year’s competition through the Human Rights Lens and the importance of global youth work in responding and acting. Is this an entry point to interject and have conversations with young people about some of the social and global issues these international competitions bring? Poverty, greed, corruption, etc? We were joined by Amina Moustafa who brought insight and knowledge through her work with SARI and the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation.

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Globalisation: The YOUth and The Truth!

This One World Week resource focuses on Globalisation and our relationship and connection to a globalised world. Relationships and connection are core principles of youth work and in working with young people. It is these everyday interactions, conversations, stories, that define the culture of a group and organisation. Understanding the relationship and connections we have with global issues and global movements is also important in the development of young people and working with groups of young people.

What takes place in one part of the world can have massive ripples and repercussions in our village, in our towns, across Europe, and the Global South.

But this has come with a cost. A human cost and an environmental cost. We now stand at the crossroads of globalisation. On the one hand, we have suffering, inequality, and devastation, we know that inequality has increased under globalisation. On the other hand, we have human flourishing, new opportunities, and growth.

The decisions we make will determine which path we will take.

How well do young people understand their relationships and connections with global economics, culture, the environment, political forces, and technology that may determine the sustainable future of the planet.

How can we respond? How can we support young people with this global connection? Where do we begin?