Making a difference to the lives of young people

Youth work makes a real difference to the lives of young people in our community. The National Youth Council of Ireland supports a number of campaigns aimed at improving the lives of young people in Ireland. Below are some of the campaigns that are currently running.

The Vision for Youth Work

The Vision for Youth Work, developed together with our membership and the wider youth sector, sets out a vision for the future direction of youth work in Ireland over the next 10 years.

Youth Work Changes Lives


NYCI in partnership with our member organisations and the wider youth work sector is running the “Youth Work Changes Lives” campaign to highlight the positive contribution of youth work to young people, local communities and Irish society as a whole

Vote at 16


NYCI believes that young people should have a greater say in decisions and actions that affect them and their community. We have been campaigning for Government to extend the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds for local, national and European elections.