Upcoming Events

Thu, September 27, 2018

CoOp Seminar

Date: Thursday September 27th
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Office

Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: Free (limited places, available on a first come first served basis)

Come and shape the future of CSR for Youth NGOs in Ireland at our CoOp Seminar network lunch. 

This seminar will explore how NGOs can diversify their funding and build community links to engage SMEs for support. The event will feature speakers and representatives from the business and NGO sector in Ireland. 

Schedule of the Day (subject to change)

  • Presentation of the CoOp project objectives and the findings to date.
  • Inputs from ISME (Irish SME Association), CSR Hub (Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation) and the CSR Stakeholder Forum, The Wheel, and Business Ethics experts. (more speakers to be confirmed).
  • Case studies of successful NGO and SME partnerships.
  • A workshop in break-out groups around the topic which will help define how the project outputs can best serve your needs.
  • A recap/sharing/Q&A session

A light lunch will be provided.

Please email alhenoret@youthworkireland.ie with any questions about this event or the project

About the Cooperate to Operate European Project

The CoOp is a European project which looks to bring together youth organisations and SMEs through corporate social responsibility, with a view to exploring how they can build successful and mutually beneficial partnerships.

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Wed, November 07, 2018

Youth Information in Europe and Ireland

Date: Wednesday, November 7th 2018
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National office, Dublin
Time: 9.30am - 15:30pm

Cost: €20.00

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International Symposium on Youth Information in Europe and Ireland

Youth Information is a rapidly evolving, dynamic and needed area of youth provision that young people have a right to within European Policy. There are new programmes, knowledge, service provision initiatives and policy changes which are of common interest to all stakeholders. This event will provide an opportunity for networking, learning and development of a common understanding of the evolving challenges and opportunities in youth information.

This event will promote and evidence the value of European and national youth information services for young people in the context of Eurodesk and youth information services' role in the implementation of the EU youth strategy.

Speakers & Contributors

Dr Katherine Zappone TD Minister for Children & Youth Affairs
Professor Maurice Devlin, Maynooth University
Audrey Frith, Eurodesk
Eva Reina, ERYICA
Manuel Sanchez Garcia, EYCA
Ian Power, Spunout

Dr Patrick Burke, Youth Work Ireland
Mary Cunningham, NYCI


Target group

This event will be of benefit to those who work in the youth sector, youth information services, youth policy makers and multipliers and other stakeholders


  • Raise awareness of the value of youth information for young people;
  • Develop a common understanding of the challenges and opportunities for youth information in Ireland;
  • Present a vision for the future of youth information;
  • Communicate the need for and value of youth information in Ireland and Europe.


  • Policy makers understand the value of youth information and support it;
  • Conference report is developed which articulates a common agenda on youth information;
  • Young people’s views of the value of youth info are heard;
  • Participants understand and support the possibilities of next steps for youth information in terms of web 3.0;
  • Staff/Directors are better able to articulate the value of youth information.

Full Flyer for this event can be downloaded here>>

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