Peace IV Programme
This prrogramme is a cross border project supported by the European Union’s Peace IV programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) in Northern Ireland.
Youth Work Ireland is involved in two project streams of the programme alongside several other youth organisations these are Youth Network For Peace and Amplify. Youth Network For Peace partners include thirteen partners from north and south of the island of Ireland including Youth Action Northern Ireland as lead partner. Amplify partners include Youth Action Northern Ireland, Youth Work Ireland, Foróige, Northern Ireland Youth Forum and Patrician Youth Centre.
AMPLIFY is a four year programme finishing in 2022.
As part of this programme we had two project sites in our member youth services in Youth Work Ireland Louth and Youth Work Ireland Cavan Monahgan.
This programme supported young people aged 16 – 24 years, from diverse backgrounds, to build good relations and take positive actions. AMPLIFY is a youth work partnership between Foróige, Youth Work Ireland, the Northern Ireland Youth Forum and Patrician Youth centre, led by YouthAction NI.
Youth Network For Peace
Youth Network for Peace (YNP) is a new, regional, cross border, youth led initiative to build a vibrant movement of 10,000 diverse young people aged 15–25yrs across Northern Ireland & the border regions of Ireland, resulting in meaningful, purposeful & sustained contact between young people from different communities.
Youth Network for Peace (NYP):
A Youth Democracy Hub will connect 10,000 young people.
A Youth Steering Body of 75 diverse young people will co-ordinate all activities and contribute to broadcasting targets.
16 cross border, youth led Dialogue Events will take place, with 960 young people.
Youth Bank committees of diverse young people; trained in good relations, assessment of needs, committee & grant giving skills.
3 cross border cohorts of young people training & leading on Social Action projects will take place, targeting exclusion & encouraging peace building through joint activities.
4 Campaigns will be researched & supported by young people each year on legacy & contemporary issues, with 3 cross border conventions led by young people.
6 Influencing actions & 3 cross border, youth led participative democracy events will take place.
1 on line, internet regional radio & social media station will be set up & run by young people, connecting young activists with debates, live shows and topical discussions.
6 Insight youth polls will be conducted by young people to test & monitor attitudes.
Partnership of 13 cross border, voluntary youth organisations, will meet quarterly to support a youth steering body to monitor & manage activities.
Strategically YNP will link regional youth organisations to better co-ordinate youth participation & peace building North & South. Connecting & enhancing grass roots peace development through a regional network is integral to YNP.