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.

MEET Project: Level UP

NYCI has been working with the European Youth Forum within the auspices of the MEET Project to promote the Level UP campaign in Ireland.

Level Up is all about engaging young people more with the upcoming European Elections and empowering them to reflect on what democracy means to them and how they can mobilise to highlight youth issues within the coming European Election.

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

Youth Democracy Festival Dublin 2024

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

NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum

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

5 Takeaways from the International Inclusion Youth Event

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

International Publications

Young Voices Report 2023

This report was compiled through a consultation with young people, as part of the Young Voices - EU Youth Dialogue process in Ireland. The focus of […]

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 […]