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. Crosscare, SpunOut, 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 Work Ireland Network of Youth Information Centres
Ennis Youth Information Bureau
Letterkenny Youth Information Centre
Ballinasloe 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
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.