Saturday April 22nd - Saturday April 29th, 2017
Youth Work Ireland Week is our annual year of celebrating the work of local youth services around Ireland. This year the week will being on Saturday April 22nd and run until Saturday Aprill 29th. The week will see thousands of young people across Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services take part in activities and events to celebrate Equality - our theme for 2017.
Now in its 6th year Youth Work Ireland Week aims to highlight and promote the positive contribution youth services make to both the lives of young people in Ireland and also to local communities.
At a national level we will again launch the week with the Irish Youth Music Awards in the AVIVA Stadium on Saturday April 22nd and our annual Political Briefing with Oireachtas Members takes place on Wednesday April 26th in Buswells Hotel....
A full schedule of events taking place across Ireland will be posted here in the coming week......
Youth Work Ireland Week 2016
Over 200 events took place through out Ireland and quite a number of which focused on supporting young people's mental wellbeing. Events included mindfulness sessions, wellbeing walks, variety shows, youth day events, holisitc clinics for young people and youth workers, music workshops, acupunture, yoga and reki sessions, sports events, creative arts sessions, spirituality workshops, mindfulness through colouring events, youth information seminars laughter therapy and the launch of 3 youth cafés... among some. The full schedule of the Youth Work Ireland Week events can be found by clicking here.
This year we had an international element to the week, when we hosted the 2nd British Irish Symposium on Youth Affairs. This event supported by Leargas and Causeway - British Irish Exchange, welcomed delegations from UK Youth, Youth Scotland, Youth Cymru and Youth Action Northern Ireland.