Clár na nÓg: youth sector training, events, opportunities – July 2023

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NYCI’s Pre-Budget Submission launched
Earlier today we launched our Pre-Budget Submission highlighting the pressing need for support for young people and the youth sector in Budget 2024 as part of our ongoing campaigning for greater investment in youth work.
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Shape the DCEDIY Youth Action Plan
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is developing a new Action Plan for Youth Services to support strategic youth service development and to ensure that young people in Ireland are able to benefit from high-quality youth work and related leisure-time youth development opportunities.
Get involved >>


NYCI Annual Report 2022 published
We’re very proud of what we achieved in 2022. With our members, we worked hard to build capacity throughout the sector, to influence public policy, and to highlight youth work and youth issues on a national and international level. Take a read through our work in 2022 and discover the inspiring stories of positive changes our members have brought to the young people and communities they serve.
Check out our annual report >>


Traveller Pride 2023- Celebration of Culture, History and Identity
In celebration of Traveller Pride Week, Rachel Coffey, proud Traveller and newest member of NYCI’s Equality and Intercultural team, wrote a blog post on how youth workers can best support young Travellers.
Read full blog post >>


NYCI at Dublin Pride 2023
On Saturday, 24th June, we marched in the Dublin Pride Parade for the first time alongside our members in the youth section.
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Member News

ECO-UNESCO: Summer Camps

ECO-UNESCO has fantastic summer camps for kids and teens taking place during the summer. The camps aim to support personal development through physical activity, nature learning and engaging in environmental thinking.
Contact programme office to find out more >>

MRCI: Fair Fees Campaign 

Everybody deserves to be treated equally and fairly in the country they call home. But that’s not the case for many in Ireland when it comes to immigration fees.Will you sign our Fair Fees petition today and call on the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to reduce the extortionate IRP card fees?
Sign petition >>


Involve Youth Services: STATUS Toolkit workshops

Involve Youth Services are hosting FREE 1hr online information workshops on the 13th September and 11th of October both at 11am.
Sign up >>


No Name Club: Super Talent Awards 2023

No Name Club held their annual Super Talent Competition on May 27th in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo. A great day was had by all, and the judges were extremely impressed with the talent on show.
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Foróige: Connect Safely – Online Safety Programme for Youth Workers and Volunteers

The Connect Safely Programme promotes safer use of digital resources, equipping young people with the skills to safely benefit from being online, while also empowering young people to safely participate in their online communities as positive digital citizens. A training will be held for youth workers and volunteers in Pearse St Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 27th September from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
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IAYO: Irish Youth Wind Ensemble

The Irish Youth Wind Ensemble will be performing two concerts this August, in Cork at MTU Cork School of Music on Saturday, 5 August at 6.30pm and a second concert on Sunday, 6 August at 3pm in the Redemptorist Church, Limerick.
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VSI: Anti-Militarism & Irish Neutrality

Each month, on the last Tuesday of the month, VSI will hold a workshop hosted by volunteers on a relevant topic related to social justice and sustainability. This month, the workshop will be on the subject of Anti-Militarism & Irish Neutrality. The meetup will take place online, from 19:00 – 20:00, and is open to all.
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Labour Youth: Tom Johnson Summer School 

The Tom Johnson Summer School 21-23 July 2023 will take place at Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin City centre. This year’s theme is on building and maintaining a democratic society with guest speakers including Esther Lynch, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
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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 >>


YSI: Head of Finance & Governance
VSI: Marketing and Communications Officer & Programmes Officer: ESC volunteer vacancies
Foróige: Youth Officer, Programme Coordinator, and more

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Leargas: VR Youth Tube- Transnational Youth Advocacy

Are you interested in exploring Virtual Reality for Youth Advocacy? We invite teams of youth workers and young people to come together to learn how to support youth to activate their voices and learn how to use Virtual Reality. Deadline to apply is 18 September 2023.
Register >>


New MSocSc in Community and Youth Work

Maynooth University are running a new ‘Accessible, Affordable and Blended’ part-time in-service Master of Social Science Community and Youth Work programme commencing November 2023. An online Zoom information session will be run on Thursday, 13th July at 7pm, and again on August, 10th at 10am.
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