Our Generation Dissemination Event

Date: Tuesday September 19th 
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Offices

Join the Youth Work Ireland Our Generation Team as they share learning about their work with15,217 young people and youth workers. Working with the University of Ulster the team undertook extensive evaluation and review of the four programmes delivered over the past three years in Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. The team will share insights gained from evaluations, scoping reviews, reflective practice and observations on practice from the Be Well, Stand UPP, YES and Youth Fund programmes.

Proud Spaces Promising Practices

Date: Thursday 28th September
Time: 11pm – 3pm
Venue: Youth Work Ireland National Offices

This event will explore and share the extensive practice experience that exists in supporting LGBTQI+ young people in youth work settings that have been shown to achieve positive outcomes.

This event is part of the Proud Spaces project, funded by Erasmus+, that is seeking to identify promising practices in LGBTI+ youth work. Promising practices are methods that have been shown to work effectively to produce successful outcomes.

Youth work specific supports for young LGBTQI+ people have existed in Ireland for many years and range in service and policy objectives. However in some European jurisdictions supports for the inclusion and human rights of young LGBTQI+ people are being contested and eroded though deliberate policy objectives. This event will provide the opportunity to learn how we can be allies in defending the such practices.

Infonomics: Facts Matter

Date: Wednesday 4th – Thursday 5th October
Venue: Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction, Tipperary  

This international conference will share our vision for youth information provision which will ensure young people have access to youth friendly, comprehensive, and reliable information that promotes their autonomy, well-being and skills set and ensure their active participation as citizens.

Objectives of Infomomics:

  • Share examples of excellence in youth information service provision in Ireland within an international context;
  • Provide opportunities for constructive dialogue between, practitioners, service providers and policy makers about addressing future challenges and opportunities for youth information;
  • Outline the emerging evidence; innovative practices and tools which will enable the sector to reach more and diverse young people (including new Apps, the Meta sphere etc);
  • Provide opportunities to promote the participation of young people as information cocreators in our services;
  • Share our understanding of contemporary technological advances that will impact on young people and youth information service provision such as Artificial Intelligence, radicalisation etc..