International Programme


Expand Your Horizons, Have Your Say and Make Youth Work Go Further

NYCI supports young people’s involvement in international activities, youth work and youth policy.

We aim to facilitate and promote the involvement of youth organisations and young people in international activities and to encourage youth organisations to include an international dimension to their youth work, through creating opportunities for sharing of best practice in youth work and facilitating international collaboration. We advocate and lobby on International and in particular European youth policy to ensure young people have an opportunity to add their voice to decisions that affect young people, their youth organisations and their future.

25% Project: be part of the movement

Want to have your voice heard? Want to take action? The 25 Percent Project is an exciting new opportunity for young people to bring their activism to a European level.

Young Voices: EU Youth Dialogue

In Ireland the EU Youth Dialogue is delivered by NYCI through the Young Voices programme.

By using dynamic and innovative approaches in our engagement with young people and those who work with them we fulfil the objectives of the EU Youth Dialogue.

Encouraging participation, promoting equal participation, including diverse voices, strengthening young peoples citizenship competences and sense of belonging and ultimately brining about positive change.

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.

The module is hosted on, a hub for curated resources for the youth work sector and students. It includes animations, interviews with relevant youth work sector stakeholders, tools and resources.

International News

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

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

NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum

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

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.

International Publications

STEAM and Digital Youth Work in Ireland

This report is an analysis of the role and impact of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and Digital Youth Work on a national scale in […]

Enhancing Young Peoples’ Digital Competences

This report has been developed as part of the Strategic National Agency Cooperation (SNAC) on Digital Youth Work (DYW), which improves and develops digital youth work […]

This is Young Voices. A model of youth democratic engagement

The Young Voices programme at the National Youth Council of Ireland, with oversight from the National Working Group on EU Youth Dialogue, undertook a qualitative evaluation of the Young Voices programme.