Youth Information

Online Chat Service Launched

Four leading Irish youth organisations have today formally launched a new unique online youth chat system called the Digital Youth Information Chat Service. The Youth Information Online chat service is the first of its kind in Ireland. CrosscareSpunOut, YMCA Ireland and Youth Work Ireland who had long-planned this service have expedited the launch to support young people during COVID-19 lockdown.

The Youth Information online chat service builds on a long-standing partnership of professional Youth Information providers in Ireland and relies on the development of commitment to joined up working on communications, safeguarding, data protection, and youth information practice. The service is staffed by professional Youth Information Workers.

The service will be available to young people from 4pm to 8pm and is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 25. It is impartial, non-judgemental, reliable, and accurate.

Youth Information Centres

Youth Information Centres (YICs) provide a free, confidential information service to young people and those who work with them on a wide range of subjects including careers, education, employment matters, rights and entitlements, leisure, sport, travel and European opportunities.
 
Located around the country, they are a first point of contact for a young person seeking information on any subject of interest or concern. The information is provided in specially designed premises where the atmosphere is warm and informal. Many YICs offer additional services such as a low cost CV preparation service, internet access, European Youth Cards, hostelling cards and much much more.
 
Trained and friendly staff are always available to help find or interpret the information required. These staff work in close co-operation with other relevant voluntary and statutory agencies and will refer young people to them when further information or specialist help is required.
 
 
Make the most of your spare time
Become involved in youth work
Travel and see the world
Know more about your rights and entitlements
Check out third level and other vocational training courses
Find a flat
Find a job
Or just have someone to talk to in a difficult situation

Youth Work Ireland Network of Youth Information Centres

Ennis Youth Information Bureau

Letterkenny Youth Information Centre

Ballinasloe Youth Information Centre,

Killarney Youth Information Centre
Listowel Youth Information Centre
Tralee Youth Information Centre
 

Naas Youth Information Centre

Kilkenny Youth Information Centre

Wexford Youth Information Centre

Limerick Youth Information Bureau

Castleblayney Youth Information Centre

Sligo Youth Information Centre

Thurles Youth Information Centre
Tipperary Youth Information Centre
Dungarvan Youth Information Centre
Waterford Youth Information Centre

Wexford Youth Information Centre

European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA)

The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is an independent European organisation, composed of national and regional youth information co-ordination bodies and networks. It works to intensify European and international cooperation in the field of youth information work and services. It develops, supports and promotes quality generalist youth information policy and practice at all levels in order to meet the information needs of young people and to apply the principles of the European Youth Information Charter.

ERYICA aims to uphold the right of young people to full and reliable information, which helps them make the choices they face in their lives, and which promotes their autonomy, ability to think critically, and active participation in society.

VISION – ERYICA believes in a society where all young people have access to youth-friendly, reliable and comprehensive information, which promotes their autonomy, wellbeing and active citizenship in a global and digitalised world.

MISSION – To inspire, support and develop youth information and counselling in Europe and beyond.

VALUES – The values promoted by ERYICA and our principles for generalist youth information work are described in the European Youth Information Charter.