Past Events

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


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


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


  • 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>>

Tue, October 23, 2018

Youth Identity Project

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Offices, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1

Cost: €25 per person

Bookings can be made by contacting Caroline on 089-2039068 / or by filling out the Booking & Registration Form here>>

The Youth Identity Project challenges young women to explore who they are and reflect on where their sense of identity comes from. This one day training, hosted by Youth Work Ireland is for youth workers, tutors and experienced volunteers who are interested in delivering this programme to young women aged 16-19 in their services.

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 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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