Clár na nÓg: Youth Sector Updates – October 2023

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Budget 2024: Thank you for over 5000 signatures!
Our Youth Work Changes Lives open letter campaign has now closed, and in total an amazing 5,565 of you added your names to our call for a Budget 2024 that invests in youth work and young people. We’ve been sending out the open letter and it’s already appeared in nearly every local paper around the country. This wouldn’t have happened without your support – thank you!
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One World Week 2023: Registration now OPEN
One World Week is back, and following on from last year’s theme, we’ll be tackling one of the biggest challenges of them all: Globalisation. The festival will take place from November 18th to 25th, online and in person.
Find out more and register >>

Youth Council calls for introduction of “Culture and Media Card” in Budget 2024
Ahead of Culture Night, we urged the Irish Government to introduce an €87.7 million “Culture and Media Card” scheme for all young people aged 18-24 in Budget 2024.
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Climate Youth Delegate Survey
The National Climate Delegation is currently identifying Ireland’s key priorities for international climate action in advance of COP28 and is eager to ensure that the voices of Ireland’s young people are included.
Fill out survey >>

Climate Youth Delegate (2022-2023) End of Term Reflections
Oileán Carter Stritch served as Ireland’s Climate Youth Delegate (2022-2023). You can read our latest blog post where she reflects on her term and explains her “why” in the work she does.
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Member News

ECO-UNESCO: Young Environmentalist Awards 2024
This year ECO-UNESCO celebrates 25 years of the Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA). There are so many wonderful reasons to sign up to the YEA;To make a difference and protect our planet, build new skills, develop your CV, to have fun and meet new people, and most importantly, have your voice heard! 
Register interest >>

Involve: No Shame Youth Mental Health
The No Shame Mental Health Project delivers a high quality, professional youth mental health activities to young Travellers aged 15 to 20 years nationally. This is done by promoting and assisting the voluntary participation of young Travellers through delivery of a range of innovative mental programmes, events and workshops. This project is funded through Rethink Irelands Headstart Fund. 
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YSI: Have you Registered for Young Social Innovators 23/24? 
There’s still time to reserve your spot! Unlock young people’s potential with our transformative Social Innovation programmes, designed to cultivate essential skills such as resilience, self-acceptance, optimism, empathy, and self-efficacy, empowering them to impact their communities positively and beyond!
Find out more >>

No Name Club: New Club Year
No Name’s youth clubs are staring back for their 23/24 club year. If you are interested in becoming a member or volunteering with a national youth organisation, please get in touch.
Find out more and register >>

ISSU: Regional Councils Registration Now Open!
ISSU Regional Councils are taking place nationwide throughout October & November. Regional Councils bring together students nominated by their student council to debate, discuss and engage on student issues with their national representatives.
Find out more >>

USI: Student Protest
Students from across Ireland are set to take to the streets of Dublin today to demand Government use its €65 billion ‘rainy day’ fund to tackle the student accommodation crisis and soaring cost of going to college.
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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.
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Other Youth Sector News

Traveller Youth Mental Health and Education Conference
Traveller organisations in HSE Community Healthcare, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo (CH CDLMS) will host a conference in Sligo on Tuesday October 10th titled ‘Traveller Youth Mental Health and Education’.
Register interest >>

Professional Youth Work in Ireland: An Occupational Study
Aidan Farrelly, a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University is undertaking a research study to develop an occupational profile of youth workers in Ireland. This will explore topics such as education and training, pathways into the profession, job titles, roles and responsibilities and rewards and challenges.
Register interest >>

DCU Business School Google Ad Grants Support Programme 2022/23
DCU Business School is looking to pair your charity with a team of postgraduate digital marketing students who will manage your Google Ads campaigns for 4-5 months.
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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