Clár na nÓg – youth sector updates: April 2023

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New Reports on STEAM and Digital Youth Work in Ireland and Europe
Last month we launched two new reports ; a European report on “Enhancing Young Peoples’ Digital Competences” and a new Irish report on “STEAM and Digital Youth Work in Ireland
Find out more >>


Graduation of the NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education
On 25th March, the 2022 NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education graduation ceremony took place.
Find out more about the day >>


We’re Hiring!
We have several opportunities open right now to join our Global Youth Work team, as well as our Youth Health Promotion team;


Find out more and apply >>
Member News


Celebrating Local Heroes During Youth Work Ireland Week

Youth Work Ireland Week 2023 is currently taking place until Saturday April 8th and will see events and activities taking place across Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services. The week will be jampacked with events and activities to celebrate local heroes – local volunteers, by organising celebratory activities and events and by taking part in our national activity.
Find out more >>


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: Green Youth Employability 

ECO-UNESCO are launching a Green Youth Employability programme aimed at young people ages 18-25 years, who wish to improve their Employability, ESOL and Literacy skills.
Find out more >>


No Name Club Seeking New Members

The No Name Club are a national organisation of youth clubs for ages 15-18 that respect the dignity and uniqueness of all young people by supporting, advocating and helping to safeguard their right to enjoy life and mature without a reliance on alcohol and other drugs. Their clubs are actively involved in activities for the 2022/23 year, with lots of events happening nationwide.
Find out more >>


Involve CLG: STATUS toolkit

The STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance Through Universal Services) Toolkit is a Quality Assurance (QA) Framework whereby organisations can engage in a process of self-evaluation and agree a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) to support their youth work practices in order to be more inclusive of members of the Traveller community. The STATUS team are on hand to support your organisation or group in implementing the toolkit.
Find out more >>
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 >>

NYCI: Health Promotion Officer, Development Officer, and more
VSI: Volunteer in Europe
BelongTo: Senior Drug and Alcohol Youth Worker and Youth Services Manager
EPIC: Regional Advocacy Service Manager
Foróige: Youth Officer, Programme Coordinator, and more
Other Youth Sector News


Ideas Collective 2023

The Ideas Collective is STAND’s summer boot camp for changemakers. Over the course of three weekends, students and recent graduates take part in a process of training, collaboration and reflection to develop impactful action projects for social and environmental change.
Register interest >>


Social Practice Toolkit: Children and Youth Professional Development Opportunity: Call for participants

Cork City Council Arts Office and Leitrim County Arts Office invite artists with a special interest in arts practice with children and young people to participate in a FREE professional development opportunity. The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 10th April.
Find out more >>


Young Elected Politician programme 2023 

Are you a politician with a mandate at local or regional level in the EU, born after 1 January 1983? Are you looking for opportunities to network, exchange best practices, gather information on EU legislation and EU funding opportunities, be involved in the work of the European Committee of the Regions, and meet and debate with CoR members and other local, regional and European politicians? You are invited to apply to join the Young Elected Politicians (YEP) network! Apply by 10 April 2023.
Find out more and apply >>
Public Participation Networks 

The Department of Rural and Community Development are currently rolling out a campaign raising awareness of Public Participation Networks across the country, – encouraging community and voluntary groups to join their local PPN to help shape local solutions to local issues.
Find out more >>
Does your project need assistance from volunteers?

One of the Irish Youth Foundation’s corporate supporters is offering members of their staff as volunteers to a youth project in Dublin, should there be a need for this. The group would be approx 20 people in total and would be available to provide one full day of pro-bono support.
Get in touch >>


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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