Youth Work Ireland National Consensus Conference 2017

Equality 17

Youth Work Ireland's National Consensus Conference
Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin
Saturday 21st October, 2017


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Equality '17 is a year of work to provide opportunities for young people to become involved in supporting initiatives to promote equality in Ireland. The year of work will culmination in our national conference and exhibition in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on October 21st.

Equality '17 takes the viewpoint that equality is not just about treating everyone the same, equality is also about providing extra supports to those who need them, and making provisions to ensure there is equal access and opportunities for all. In this way our understanding of equality is one of 'equality of outcomes', which considers where each young person is starting from; their needs, their goals and the supports they need to achieve these. This improves the chance that every young person will have an equal outcome. 

This year our event will feature guest speakers, best practice profiles, music, a dedicated exhibition area for our parnters and a stage area that will feature Ted style talks and entertainment.

Speakers at Equality 17

Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone

Senator David Norris

Senator David Norris

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission

Senator Aodhán Ó'Riordán

Minister for State, David Stanton

Vanessa Lacey, TENI

Young Powerful and Paperless Youth Group
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland


more to be confirmed...

Workshops at Equality '17

We will have a number of interactive and practice based workshops at Equality 17 that focus in on specific issues of equality

Workshop 1 - Disability Awareness Workshop - Interactive workshop facilitated by the Irish Wheelchair Association

Workshop 2 - Work To Learn - Workshop introducing the Work To Learn programme which supports young people find pathways to employment, training or back to education.

Workshop 3 - Status Toolkit -Workshop introducing the Status Toolkit which supports youth workers to engage and include young Travellers in youth services.

Workshop 4 - Influencing Social Change through Action - Workshops facilitated by MRCI's Young Powerful and Paperless youth group.

more to be announced...

Exhibition & TED Space at Equality '17

We know that young people want to be part of actions and intiatives that support equality and make Ireland a more just society for all. The exhibtion space will allow young people link in and learn more about how they can get involved by linking in with partner organisations who have expertise in equality

Partners at Equality '17

This year as part of the Equality '17 campaign we have partnered with organisations who have particular expertise in equality, these organsiations will be featured at the conference as part of the exhibition and Ted talks. 





more partners to be announced..


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