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

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

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

Request for tender to support EU Youth Dialogue process in Ireland

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

Work on our international programme

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

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 […]