Irish Youth Work 1916-2016 - Youth Work Symposium

April 26 2016

With the historic centenary celebrations taking place this year there are many opportunities for us to reflect and consider how youth work practice has changed and evolved over the last one hundred years. This reflection provides us with an opportunity to consider historical developments in Ireland in relation to youth work and examine themes and trends such as identity, citizenship, immigration, diversity, political participation and equality. The event will allow for the storytelling of practice and will look at how the two disciplines of theory and practice merged or have separated depending on the time.

Our next Youth Practitioner Symposium will provide an opportunity for people to reflect on the key changes in youth work that have taken place in Ireland over the last 100 years such as

  • The purpose of youth work
  • The relationship between voluntary organisations and the state
  • The social control of young people

This event, run in conjunction with the DCYA Quality Standards Training and Resources Task Group and takes place on Tuesday April 26th 2016 in the National Office of Youth Work Ireland, from 11am‐3pm.