Past Events

Wed, June 26, 2019

Fundraising and CSR for Youth Work

This half day event will introduce the CoOp Toolkit which is a free practical tool for youth services and clubs to plan their fundraising, and in particular to develop partnerships with Small and Medium businesses.

This event is suitable for youth workers, managers and volunteers alike and participants will leave with the start of a plan for your project. We will also take participants’ input into our Policy Brief, to lobby government and businesses associations to support Corporate Social Responsibility in Youth Work.

This event is hosted by Youth Work Ireland with the support of Erasmus+  and will take place from 10am - 2pm

The event is free, but places are limited and registration is essential. Bookings can be made by clicking below or by contacting Anne L’Henoret / 087 9545777

Thu, April 18, 2019

Positive Sexual Health Learning & Sharing Limerick

Limerick Workshop

Date: Thursday 18th April
Venue: Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick
Time: 11am - 3:30pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This event offer an opportunity for young people and youth workers to get involved with the Positive Sexual Health campaign. Young people have decided that this campaign should be about more information, learning and debate on consent, safety and well-being. Learning & Sharing days are a chance for everyone to join this discussion, have their voice heard and learn more. The Positive Sexual Health Campaign is being led by a group of young people calling themselves the Sex Talk Team. The events will be led and shaped by this group, providing a Youth Led, and youth-focused day.

Why Young People Should Attend:
The events are open to young people who wish to learn more about the issues of consent, safety and wellbeing in relation to sexual health. Using a youth work approach, the day offers young people a positive, fun environment, with music, food and games where they will feel safe and supported to have their voices heard.

By attending this event you will:

  • Learn more about consent and how to stay safe.
  • Have your voice heard on how sex education should be taught in Ireland.
  • Educate decision makers on the needs of young people in relation to sex ed & health.
  • Be part of a campaign to change how we talk about sex

Why Youth Workers/Volunteers Should Attend
The events are open to youth workers who want to develop their professional knowledge and skills around sexual health. Staff can also feed into the development of a European wide programme on sexual health with a focus on consent, wellbeing and safety.

By attending this event you will:

  • Help to develop a new European programme on sexual health
  • Help young people understand ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in relation to consent.
  • Develop your professional knowledge and skills around sexual health with a focus on consent, wellbeing and safety.
  • Respond to young people’ needs around sexual health

The numbers of attendees at each event will be capped at 50, the events will be facilitated by members of the youth panel – Sex Talk Team and youth work facilitators. 

Download Flyer and Schedule of the Day>>

Tue, April 16, 2019

Positive Sexual Health Learning & Sharing Dublin

Dublin Workshop

Date: Tuesday 16th April
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Offices
Time: 11am - 3:30pm

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

This event offer an opportunity for young people and youth workers to get involved with the Positive Sexual Health campaign. Young people have decided that this campaign should be about more information, learning and debate on consent, safety and well-being. Learning & Sharing days are a chance for everyone to join this discussion, have their voice heard and learn more. The Positive Sexual Health Campaign is being led by a group of young people calling themselves the Sex Talk Team. The events will be led and shaped by this group, providing a Youth Led, and youth-focused day.

Why Young People Should Attend:
The events are open to young people who wish to learn more about the issues of consent, safety and wellbeing in relation to sexual health. Using a youth work approach, the day offers young people a positive, fun environment, with music, food and games where they will feel safe and supported to have their voices heard. 

By attending this event you will:

  • Learn more about consent and how to stay safe.
  • Have your voice heard on how sex education should be taught in Ireland.
  • Educate decision makers on the needs of young people in relation to sex ed & health.
  • Be part of a campaign to change how we talk about sex

Why Youth Workers/Volunteers Should Attend
The events are open to youth workers who want to develop their professional knowledge and skills around sexual health. Staff can also feed into the development of a European wide programme on sexual health with a focus on consent, wellbeing and safety.

By attending this event you will:

  • Help to develop a new European programme on sexual health
  • Help young people understand ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in relation to consent.
  • Develop your professional knowledge and skills around sexual health with a focus on consent, wellbeing and safety.
  • Respond to young people’ needs around sexual health

The numbers of attendees at each event will be capped at 50, the events will be facilitated by members of the youth panel – Sex Talk Team and youth work facilitators. 

Download Flyer and Schedule of the Day>>

Tue, February 12, 2019

Developing a Sexual Health Policy

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

As part of Youth Work Ireland’s programme of work on Positive Sexual Health we will host a one day training session on Developing a Sexual Health Policy on Wednesday February 13rd, 2019 in our national offices. This training will be facilitated by the National Youth Health Programme (NYHP).

Date: Wednesday February 13th, 2019
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Offices
Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: Free

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

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

Minister David Stanton, TD, Department of Justice & Equality, with responsibility for Youth Justice Policy
Dr. Patrick Burke, CEO Youth Work Ireland
Jim Mullins, Executive Director, Léargas
Professor Maurice Devlin, Maynooth University
Audrey Frith, Eurodesk
Eva Reina, ERYICA
Manuel Sanchez Garcia, EYCA
Ian Power, Spunout
Nicole Murtagh, Crosscare

Mary Cunningham, NYCI

Anna Ludwinek, Research Manager, Eurofound - Rapporteur
 

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

Objectives: 

  • 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.

Outcomes:

  • 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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