Past Events

Fri, November 01, 2019

YES Project Training

Date: Friday November 1st
Venue: Fire Restaurant, Dublin
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Training session for youth practitioners and educators on how to use a brand new European-wide resource - YES Project (Youth Empowerment in SRE) that will educate young people about safety aspects of sexual health with a focus on consent, well being and avoiding risk. The resource which has been developed with the support of Leargas and Erasmus+  will outline a practical and interactive session youth workers and educators can run with their youth group.

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About this Training

Youth Work Ireland, ECYC (European Confederation of Youth Clubs) and LOGO Jugendmanagement (Austria) have developed a new resource for youth workers and educators to support them in their practice and understanding of the issues facing young people in relation to sexual health, with a particular focus on consent, wellbeing, avoiding risk. The resource which has been developed with and for youth workers across Europe is designed to guide and support existing practice. The resource will outline a practical and interactive session youth workers can run with their youth group.

This training event will officially launch the new resource and offer the first round of free training to youth practitioners on how they can use the resource in their youth group setting.

Target Audience

This training is targeted at youth workers, youth club volunteers, teachers, social workers, youth professional and indeed anyone who works with young people and wants to improve their practice around issues of sexual health, consent and wellbeing.

Participation on this training is free, however places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Fri, November 01, 2019

Positive Sexual Health Conference & Youth Summit

Date: Friday 1st November 
The Mansion House, Dublin 
Time: 10am - 4pm


This event will highlight and discuss the issue of sexual health and the rights of young people to inclusive, holistic and accurate sex education and information. The event will feature key note speakers, interactive workshops, panel discussion and arts based sessions and will provide a space for young people to have their voices heard on sexual health rights. The conference and youth summit will open and build on a national dialogue to share learning between young people and decision makers on the issue of sexual health and the rights of young people.

This event is being led by Youth Work Ireland's 'Sex Talk Team' who are a group of passionate and active young people who have one clear aim - to make sex education for young people, by young peoplel and to young people!

Target Audience: This conference is for young people aged 14+, youth workers, youth educators, policy makers and anyone interested in learning more about how to support young people around issues of sexual health.


Wed, September 25, 2019

Digital Youth Work - The Manager’s Perspective

Is your organisation digital-ready to respond to young people’s changing needs?

Are your staff and volunteers equipped to deliver 21st Century Skills to young people?

Digital Youth Work - The Manager’s Perspective

  • Launching our Research Report on Digital Skills and Youth Work in Ireland today, bringing together the diverse views of employers, youth service managers, young people and youth workers
  • Introducing two innovative Digital Readiness Self-Assessment Tools for individual youth workers and for youth services at organisational level 
  • An opportunity for you to input into the next stages of the project, in particular our Policy Brief, to advocate together for better Digital Youth Work and Digital Education in Ireland.

The event will be of most interest to Youth Service Managers and senior/specialist youth workers interested in Digital Skills. There will be ample opportunity for discussions, as well as networking over lunch.

Hosted by Camara Education Ireland & Youth Work Ireland 

25th September 2019 from 10.00 to 14.00
Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor's Lane, Dublin 8

Free event but places are limited and registration is essential.

Contact Anne L’Henoret / 087 9545777

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 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. 

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