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National Youth Council of Ireland News

Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls

Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice.


Launch of new research:
Mapping Youth Arts Provision in Youth Work Settings

Join us to learn more about the shift at policy level and significant financial investment needed in order to advance meaningful and sustainable youth arts provision in Ireland. Our expert panel will look at concrete recommendations to help achieve this and on the day you’ll get access to your copy of the research report. Find out more or register your place >>


What’s new with Skills Summary?

Skills Summary has a brand new interface and lots of exciting new features! You can now download different versions of your personal Skills Summary: choose to download either the full version, or a shorter one which does not include contact details, biography, or endorsements. Take a look >>


Covid-19: guidance for youth services

Explicit reference to youth work as an essential service has now been included in the most recent set of Covid-related Regulations.

We continue to work with the officials in the department to revise the guidance in response to any new restrictions and will continue to update the Guidance for Youth Organisations on Resuming Full Services.

We will also update the official DCEDIY/NYCI Covid Induction for Youth Services to reflect any changes.


Member News

Climate justice challenge inspires Girl Guides to create a better world 

Members of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) found taking part in ECO-UNESCO’S Youth Climate Justice initiative a rewarding experience, which inspired them to create a better world. Units in Galway, Tipperary, and Dublin initiated climate action projects in their local communities, with Galway City Senior Branch spearheading a campaign on their Instagram page (@galwaycityseniorbranch) by creating awareness around the environmental impact of fast fashion. Watch their video >>


Expressions of interest for membership of Gaisce Council

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is inviting expressions of interest for membership of the Gaisce Council. Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which is proven to enhance confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical, community and team challenges. The Minister invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with legal expertise for an immediate vacancy on the Council.


Panel discussion: Youth empowerment in sexual health

Join Youth Work Ireland and the European Confederation of Youth Clubs for an online panel discussion on January 22 on the evolving situation regarding sexual and reproductive education in Europe and the role of youth work. Register here >>


Live Out Loud

Foróige is coordinating a national campaign celebrating LGBTI+ youth to show that they are visible, they are valued, amd they are included in culture, society, and sport. There is an open call for video, image, and text submissions that will be promoted on social media to amplify the voices of those influencing, educating, and inspiring every sector of society for LGBTI+ young people. Find out more >>


Online volunteering opportunities with VSI

Voluntary Service International is currently offering many exciting online international volunteer opportunities. For more information or to find a project, visit their website. View opportunities >>


Enter Eco-Unesco’s Young Environmentalist Awards 2021

The awards are a positive and engaging way for young people from the ages of 10 to 18 to learn new skills and protect the environment – with plenty of supports and resources available! Submissions are due by March 26. Register here >>


Is your Organisation an NYCI Member?

As well as advocating on your behalf, NYCI provides advice, networking and development opportunities, and expert training in all areas of youth work, including child protection, development education, equality, arts, health, and more. Find out more here >>



Youth Work Ireland: Head of finance
Foróige: Various
BeLonG To: Development worker


Other Youth Sector News

Opportunity for students: Open call for the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit

The Education Department of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) welcomes students & young people, aged 18 and above, to apply for this fully-funded non-formal learning programme that connects youth with community leaders, subject experts, and political leaders. Application deadline: February 3. Find out more and apply here >>


This is Art! RTÉ launches online art competition

The competition invites under-18s of all abilities to create a piece of visual art that will be showcased in an online art gallery for generations to come. It’s open to groups and individuals and the closing date is January 31. More here >>


This is Art! RTÉ launches online art competition

The competition invites under-18s of all abilities to create a piece of visual art that will be showcased in an online art gallery for generations to come. It’s open to groups and individuals and the closing date is January 31. More here >>



The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has launched a new anti-racism campaign that aims to challenge the individual and societal attitudes that lead to people from different ethnic backgrounds experiencing racism. They need your help to spread the word! Use #AllAgainstRacism. Read more >>


European Solidarity Corps workshops

Young people and their supporting youth workers are invited to join Léargas to learn more about the European Solidarity Project fund, which supports groups of young people to initiate, develop, and implement activities that express solidarity and take action on an issue they feel passionate about within their local community. Find out more and register >>



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