Clár na nÓg: youth sector updates – Feb 2023

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National Youth Council of ireland –  News

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The Future of the Media – Young People, Access and Inclusion
NYCI addressed the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media on Wednesday 1st February 2023 to discuss ‘the future business model plans and long-term vision for the media sector with a focus on access and inclusion’.
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SPARK Youth Arts Festival – Registration Now Open!
SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Take part and spark your interest in developing youth arts activities with young people and embedding youth arts practice in your work!
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NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum – Apply Now!
NYCI is delighted to call for a new NYCI representative to the European Youth Forum (YFJ) to join the current representative. The mandate is 3 years, to give the representative to engage fully in the YFJ and time to consider and apply for future representative opportunities that arise from this representative role. Find out more and apply >>


New Health Promotion Programme eLearnings Launched
We are delighted to offer two brand new e-learnings to our suite of trainings, which will act as a building block to strengthen your capacity in supporting young people to develop their sexual health Enroll online >>


One World Week Seed Fund
Our Global Youth Work team in association with Irish Aid is delighted to invite applications for our Seed Grants worth up to €400. The OWW Seed Fund is an opportunity to explore an aspect of our global world, and to make local-global connections in your work. The deadline to apply is 28 February 2023.
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Member News:


Championing SDGs – YSI Workshop

This workshop is a great opportunity to help empower young people to understand and champion the SDGs. It will help young people realise how they can contribute to making the SDGs a reality and identify social justice issues that they care about locally and globally.
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Amnesty International Ireland: Stories of Refuge, Stories of Welcome

Are you a teacher who wants to engage your students in learning about to take concrete actions regarding refugee and migrant rights in Ireland? Sign up now for this project!
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spunout Action Panel – Call for applications!

Do you know a young person who is passionate about having their voice heard and making a change for health and social issues across Ireland? spunout is currently looking for applications from young people aged 16-25 for their Regional, BAME and Traveller Action Panels.
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Connect Safely Programme 

The Connect Safely Programme is available to all working and volunteering in the Irish Youth Sector and is suitable for those working with young people aged 12-18 years. It promotes safer use of digital resources, equipping young people with the skills to safely benefit from being online. It is designed to empower young people to safely participate in their online communities.
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AsIAm Conference 2023 

Tickets are now on sale for the AsIAm National Autism Conference: “Same Chance: Removing Barriers for Autistic People” on the 4th February 2023 in The Grand Hotel, Malahide. This event marks the return of the annual conference, after the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Festival of Youth Orchestras

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is delighted to return to the National Concert Hall Dublin for the 27th Festival of Youth Orchestras on Saturday, 11 February 2023! The 2023 Festival will see over 400 young people from across Ireland take to the national stage for two concerts to perform classical works and modern arrangements.
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ECO-UNESCO: YEA Deadline Extension 

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) deadline has been extended to 28 February. This is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland from 10-18 years old.
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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 >>



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Other Youth Sector News:


Embedding Anti-Racism in Youth Work Education and Practice

The all-Ireland Higher Education Youth Work Educators Forum is hosting a one-day workshop on Anti-Racism, for community and youth work educators, community youth work managers and youth work practitioners Thursday 9 February 2023, 10am – 3pm, Dublin.
Register your interest >>


Irish Youth Foundation Bursary 2023

The Irish Youth Foundation Bursary is awarding grants of €5,000 to young people who are ready to transition to the next stage of their lives however, are being held back because of financial constraints. Applications close on Friday 17th February at 5pm.
Apply >>


International Children’s Peace Prize 2023

KidsRights annually awards the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The nominations are open until March 1st, 2023!
Find out more >>


Traveller Youth in Youth Participation Projects 

Involve CLG are working closely with Comhairle na nÓg and the DCEDIY to create an easy access Directory for the local Comhairle to engage directly with Traveller organisations and workers from universal organisations who engage with members of the Traveller community through their work.
Apply now >>


Neurodiversity in Youth Work – call for interview participants

Lauren O’Keefe of NCI is undertaking research interviews with youth workers in relation to the possible challenges, impacts, and experiences they may have in delivering their services to Neurodiverse young people around Ireland, as part of her undergraduate research study.
Get in touch >>

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