Clár na nÓg: youth sector updates – March 2023: NYCI

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National Youth Council of Ireland – News: 

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Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme
Applications are now invited to support innovative partnerships involving artists in residence in youth work settings and/or youth groups in residence in arts settings commencing in May 2023.
Find out more and apply >>


Safer Internet Day 2023

On 7th February, we were absolutely delighted to support Safer Internet Day. To mark the day, we shared lots of useful resources and campaigns that you still have time to check out!
Find out more>>


Electoral Commission welcome – extension of franchise to 16 and 17 year-olds priority

On 9th February, we welcomed the establishment of the new Electoral Commission, which was announced by the Ministers Darragh O’Brien and Malcolm Noonan
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Member News

YIFM: Screen Ireland Bursary

Screen Ireland and Young Irish Film Makers are offering 8 unique bursaries aimed at supporting interested young people from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds (socio-economic, minority ethnic, asylum seekers/refugees, disability, geographically isolated) aged 16-19 years old to attend a ten day residential film & animation camp this August.
Find out more and apply >>



ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. They curate programmes and workshops throughout the year, such as an Easter Camp and Youth For Sustainable after school programme. In March, they will be holding their ECO Dens, which will see them hosting events around the country.
Find out more >>


No Name Club Seeking New Youth Leaders

The No Name Club are a national organisation of youth clubs for ages 15-18. Clubs are actively involved in club activities for the 2022/23 year, with lots of events happening nationwide. They are actively seeking new leaders.
Find out more >>


Irish Youth Music Awards

The IYMAs recently released an Independent Impact report which uses quantitative and qualitative data captured over the last few years looking at the impact of the IYMAs programme with data collected from our evaluation framework, case studies and input from IYMAs industry partners, IYMAs hubs and young people engaged in the programme as well as the wider youth sector.
Download and read report >>


spunout Action Panel

Do you know a young person who is passionate about having their voice heard? Or making a change for health and social issues across Ireland? spunout are seeking young people, aged 16-25, who would like to join the Action Panel and build their skills and experience.
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AsIAm Youth Leadership Team

As part of their Child and Family Support Programme, AsIAm are seeking applications for their Youth Leadership Team.
Find out more and apply >>


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

Call for Refugees to take part in survey

UNHCR and the Irish Refugee Advisory Board are carrying out a survey with refugees in Ireland to ask how refugees receive the information they need to meet their needs. The survey will improve how refugees get the information they need. It will also open up opportunities for refugees to take in future consultations to share opinions on a variety of issues.
Find out more >>


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.

Format: keep submissions concise (three lines or shorter). Include a link to your website where readers can find out more.

The E-Bulletin goes out to over 5,000 subscribers with an interest in youth issues. It is a great opportunity both to let the sector know about the fantastic work your organisation does and to target youth workers and those interested in youth work issues directly.


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