Clár na nÓg: September 2021 – training, events, opportunities and more

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National Youth  Council of Ireland: News & Updates 


Equity and Inclusion in STEAM

NYCI is piloting a collaborative project with six organisations that want to enhance equity and inclusion within their STEAM-related programmes by working with youth work organisations. Find out how to get involved >>


Free e-learning: Online Safety and Awareness in Youth Work

The Child Protection Programme has developed a new free online course to support the youth work sector to help keep young people safe online. This e-learning introduces youth workers and volunteers to key topics in online safety, and addresses the challenges that young people may face online.


Racial Justice in Youth Work

An exciting development opportunity has come up for youth workers to join a network of Champions on Racial Justice and Diversity in youth work.
Register your interest >>


International Youth Work Online Learning Module

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 Youthworkandyou.org, a hub for curated resources for the youth work sector and students.


Youthreach Professional Development STEAM Training

We are delighted to announce new STEAM training for Youthreach centres. This will help you to plan and deliver workshops and programmes that offer learners cross-curricular experiences that include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM).
Register your interest >>


Covid-19: guidance for youth services

We will continue to update you on our ongoing engagement with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth regarding the Covid-19 Guidance for Youth Organisations on behalf of the youth work sector. We expect to have a further update to release in the coming days.


Member News:


Bystander Intervention Training Programme

As part of the Better Than Before campaign SpunOut are offering 150 young people the opportunity to access to UCC’s free Bystander Intervention Training Programme.
Register now >>


The Young Environmentalist Awards 2022

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) are an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.
Register now >>


Irish Youth Music Awards 2021

Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to announce the return of its online all ages national event on Saturday September 18th. This event will offer young creatives and musicians from across the country access to some of Ireland’s best industry professionals for exclusive workshops and performances.
Register now >>


Stand Up Awareness Week: LGBTI+ Training for Youth Services

The national LGBTI+ young organisation, BeLonG To Youth Services, is hosting a free online training for Youth Workers on Wednesday, October 20th which will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to feel confident hosting Stand Up Awareness Week in your service.
Sign up >>


Drama Facilitation Training Course 2021/2022

The application process for the Youth Theatre Ireland Drama Facilitation Training Course 21/22 has now begun. The course will run from October 2021 – June 2022. Please complete the application form and return to barry@youththeatre.ie by 12 noon on September 8th.
Download your application form >>


VSI’s ‘Youth for Climate Justice’ Project

From 26 – 30 July VSI’s ‘Youth for Climate Justice’ Project brought together a small group of young people to learn about climate justice and how we can help to achieve it through individual and systematic change. The aim of the project was to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advocate for climate justice.
Check out their findings >>


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 >>



Voluntary Service International (VSI): Treasurer and Trustee
Young SVP: Youth Development Officer
Irish Traveller Movement (ITM): Youth Development Worker


Other Youth Sector News:
Wexford Youth Film Festival 2021

Wexford Youth Film Festival are delighted to announce that submissions for the 2021 festival are now being accepted.
The film festival is aimed at Primary and Secondary school aged pupils from around the Wexford area or with a connection or an interest in Wexford.
Find out more >>


Ideas Collective 2021

The Ideas Collective is STAND’s social incubator program for third-level students and recent graduates, supporting young people to develop, refine and implement innovative ideas for social or environmental change. The event takes place on the 17th of September at 6:30 pm as part of Ireland’s Culture Night.
Register now >>


Northern Ireland Youth Forum Survey

The NIYF are working on a major cross border piece of research targeting 11-25 year olds across the island of Ireland. The research aims to gather the views of young people on topics such as identity, culture, covid-19, the past and the future. Respondents have the chance to win a £50 voucher and can also sign up to be involved in a North South Youth Forum.
Fill out survey >>


Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 22nd Annual Conference

The overarching theme of this year’s conference is “Testing the health of conditions for post-Brexit cooperation: The evolving political and social contexts”, exploring how we can maintain and strengthen relations in the challenging context of Brexit.
Register now >>


Traveller Pride Week

Traveller Pride Week is a week to celebrate Travellers organised by Support Travellers Advance Through Universal Services (STATUS). The theme for this year’s Traveller Pride Week is  Stronger Together and will take place from Sept 27th – Oct 3rd.
Contact STATUS >>


Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps Survey

The Youth team in Léargas is conducting a Erasmus+ youth and European Solidarity Corps survey to inform our work plans for the coming years. The survey is anonymous and should take you 20mins to complete.
Fill out the survey >>


Highlight your Event or Update

Send your news, events, and activities for inclusion in the next edition of Clár na nÓg, the youth sector newsletter, to sarah@nyci.ie.

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