Clár na nÓg – NYCI Youth Sector Updates: April 2022

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Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls

Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice. Read our most recent update >>

Competition for Young Illustrators

NYCI is changing its look! As part of our upcoming rebrand, we are inviting young illustrators to create illustrations which will celebrate the diversity of our member organisations and the young people they support.
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Youth Arts Summer School 2022

This practical and in-depth training aims to provide participants with the skills, tools and software to set up remote writing, production and recording studios for innovative, creative practice with young people.
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European Year of Youth Micro Grants Application Process

To celebrate European Year of Youth 2022, our friends at Léargas will be funding youth activities and events.
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8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work resource

We recently launched the new 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work – a tool that supports youth organisations to build best quality inclusion practice in youth settings.
Download your free copy >>


Skills Summary e-learning Launched

We are excited to let you know that we’ve launched the new Skills Summary e-learning course for youth workers and those working with young people!
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Sign up to Ireland’s First Climate Justice Charter

The Climate Justice Charter is a tool that supports youth organisations to contribute to the systemic change needed, through easy-to-follow principles and on-going support for its signatories.
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Discussing War with Young People

As a youth sector, we know that young people are interested and aware of the situation in Ukraine and it is important to acknowledge this and provide space for discussion.
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Community Is You: Volunteer Engagement Campaign

We’ve been running a national campaign to recruit local volunteers in towns and villages across Ireland.
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If you are in an organisation looking for volunteers:

We will be sharing volunteer opportunities with the 2,000+ people that have signed up, so if your organisation is in need of volunteers send your volunteering opportunities to Sarah Burton sarah@nyci.ie.


NYCI Signs Up to the I-Mark

We’re proud to sign up to the I-Mark: Supporting Independence from Alcohol Industry influence. It’s so important to speak out about the inherent conflict of interest between the motives of the alcohol industry and young people’s health and well-being.
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Regularisation Scheme for Undocumented People

Submissions for the regularisation scheme for undocumented people living in Ireland are open. We urge the youth work sector to play an important role in this by linking young undocumented people and their families to the support that MRCI have in place.
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Member News:


Youth Work Ireland Week 2022

This year’s Youth Work Ireland Week takes place from Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th April. They will be launching a national schedule of events taking place during the week, so if you want to have your event or activity included
Include your club’s event >>


Wavelength PAL Training

This is a training workshop to take the next step in becoming a President Award Leader and delivering the Gaisce programme taking place on Thursday 21st April at 10am.
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ISSU Annual Assembly – An Chomhdháil Bhliaintiúl 2022

The ISSU is hosting their annual assembly on Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd April. Representatives will attend to feed into the work of the ISSU policies and learn skills to aid them in furthering student voice in their own schools.
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Going for Gold

Gaisce – The President’s Award will hold their next Gold Award Information Session via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27th from 6pm to 7.15pm. The Going for Gold event aims to answer all your questions and demystify the Gaisce Gold Award. The event is open to current Gold Participants, President Award Leaders and those curious about Gaisce – The President’s Award.
Register >>


Young People’s National Consensus Workshop

On Saturday May 7th, Youth Work Ireland’s first young people’s Workshop will take place in  Dublin. This event is being led by their Youth Participation Panel and is for young people aged 13–19 who are interested in having their voices heard about issues important to them.
Register interest >>


Blossom Ireland: 2022 Course Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for Blossom Ireland’s courses for young people with an intellectual disability. Our courses are carried-out on our award-winning, fully-accessible learning platform: My Blossom Channel. The first round of courses this year are: ‘Assertiveness’ & ‘Uniquely Me’.
Learn more and register >>


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 >>

Young Social Innovators (YSI): Head of Education
Foróige: IT Officer, Youth Justice Worker, and more
Other Youth Sector News:


Military conflict and its impact on children

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health have brought together some of the world’s leading experts on trauma and its lasting impact on children and adolescents to deliver this free webinar.
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Dáil na nÓg 2022 

Over 200 young people from across Ireland tackled a wide range of issues under the overarching theme of equality at Dáil na nÓg 2022 which took place on Saturday March 26th. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the biennial event which platforms the voices of young people on the issues which matter most to them.
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Action Learning in Challenging Times

Under the What Works initiative, the Department is providing a series of action learning sets in Ireland, using a hybrid model of in-person and online meetings.
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Quality Standards for Youth Volunteering

Volunteer Ireland are inviting organisations in Ireland, who are involved in the coordination or management of youth volunteering programmes and/or activities to participate in this award. Their jury will assess applications for the award using the recently defined European Quality Standards in Youth Volunteering and the winner will be invited to attend an award ceremony in Brussels, Belgium in June 2022.
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