Clár na nÓg – Youth Sector updates: training, events, opportunities and more: NYCI

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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 >>


Invitation to Tender: Content Creation for Skills Summary

NYCI is looking for someone to work on promotion of Skills Summary and user support, from June 2022 until the end of September 2022.
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Talking Global Podcast Series

Our Youth2030 Global Youth Work programme has launched a brand new Global Youth Work podcast series! Join hosts Leo Gilmartin and Dermot O’Brien from the NYCI Global Youth Work team for insights, inspiration and practical tools to help you in your work.
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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 >>


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. We’re including this resource here again to help you provide space for this 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.


Regularisation Scheme for Undocumented People

Submissions for the regularisation scheme for undocumented people living in Ireland are open until July 31st. You can help by linking young undocumented people and their families to the support that MRCI have in place.
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Member News:


Tionscnamh Ceartas Aeráide Ógras 2021

Ógras launched a video on Earth Day 22 April, which shows the impact of climate change around the world. The video contains stories from young people around the world discussing how climate change is affecting their rights.
Watch >>


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 >>


Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards

Join YSI from 11.00am – 12.00pm on YouTube Live on Thursday 12th May for a special celebration of youth-led social innovation!
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Irish Youth Music Awards All Ages Youth Music Festival

Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is excited to announce the return of its all ages national event to an in person event on Saturday May 28th in the RDS.
Register >>


YSI Gen Z Index 2022

The second report of the YSI / Amárach Gen Z Index 2022 has just been released and focuses on young people’s attitudes to climate change and the environment.
Read report >>


ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings

Applications are open for ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings 2022, supported by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras. The course will take place in Newtown School, Waterford from 24th – 30th July. Open to string players aged 14 – 26 of grade 5 or equivalent playing standard and above.
Register now >>


Irish Red Cross Youth Digital Community

Irish Red Cross Youth have launched a private, dedicated space for volunteers aged 18-25 to network, learn online at their own pace, develop projects, and share ideas and opportunities. Membership is free.
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YIFM: Bursary for young Filmmakers or Animators

Screen Ireland Bursary is aimed at supporting creative young people aged between 16-19yrs, from historically disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds or circumstances to attend a ten day residential film & animation camp in Kilkenny this August.
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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 >>



National Youth Council of Ireland: Invitation to Tender
Foróige: IT Officer, Youth Justice Worker, and more


Other Youth Sector News:
My Little Library Book Bag initiative

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have launched an initiative to provide a ‘My Little Library Book Bag’ to every child due to start school in 2022, free to collect at their local library.
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Migrant Solidarity Resources

There are some resources that have been developed by Comhlámh to support migrant solidarity responders, which may be of particular interest/use at the present time.
Download resource >>
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Inspire – Women for Engineering

The Engineers Ireland Inspire Event is for 15- to 18-year-old females to think about engineering as a career and is taking place in Limerick on 27th April at 10 AM at University Concert Hall, UL.
Register >>


STAND Ideas Collective

STAND are now accepting applications for the Ideas Collective, STAND’s summer boot camp for changemakers. They take students and recent graduates on a three-month journey of training, experiential learning and coaching to help you develop the mindsets, confidence and practical tools to develop action-focused projects for positive change.
Find out more >>


Bloomsday Centenary Writing Competition

The Museum of Childhood are holding their Bloomsday Centenary Writing Competition, open to young adults aged 15yrs or younger.
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Sharing Knowledge Fund

The aim of the Sharing Knowledge Fund is to support professionals working in children, youth, and family services with their learning requirements, peer interaction, project collaborations and knowledge dissemination. The closing date for applications is 27th May, 2022.
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Young people and Heritage Engagement 

The Office of Public Works is carrying out a study on Gen Z engagement with OPW heritage sites, focusing on digital engagement in particular. The study initially involves a review of all OPW heritage sites social media accounts in order to determine current levels of engagement amongst 18-25 year olds.
Fill out survey>>


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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