Our programmes provide expert guidance, practical training and user-friendly resources to support your work with young people.

Youth Arts

The NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme is a strategic partnership of The National Youth Council of Ireland, The Arts Council and The Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts in Ireland.

Child Protection

The Child Protection Programme is based in the National Youth Council of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Global Youth Work And Development Education

Global youth work is essentially good youth work, which responds to young people’s changing circumstances. Global youth work is about discovering global issues with young people through non-formal education. The aim is to explore a young person’s role in their local community, and within a globalised world.

Equality and Intercultural

The Equality and Intercultural Programme at NYCI is here to support you to embed equality, inclusion, diversity and interculturalism in your youth work setting. We provide a unique and innovative suite of training programmes, resources, policy development, advice, and networking opportunities.

Youth Health

The NYHP is dedicated to developing and promoting a culture within the youth sector which focuses on health and wellbeing by building the capacity of the youth workers and volunteers.


We aim to facilitate and promote the involvement of youth organisations and young people in international activities and to encourage youth organisations to include an international dimension to their youth work.

STEAM and Digital Youth Work

We use innovative methodologies to increase the use of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) to support the achievement of youth work outcomes and train youth workers to support the young people they work with to deal with living in an increasingly digitalised world.

STEAM Engagement Programme

Ensuring STEAM is used to improve the lives of young people and inspire their curiosity.



NSETS works to ensure and promote quality standards in the education and training of youth workers through an endorsement process based on a rigorous assessment of all aspects of programme content and delivery.


Future Generations – Climate Justice Project seeks to explore and highlight the systemic and human rights issues related to the climate crisis.


Skills Summary is an easy to use online tool that measures the skills young people gain by participating in youth work and volunteering opportunities, building their confidence, so that they can better communicate the value of these essential skills to future employers.


Young Voices is a programme that offers ongoing opportunities for young people from age sixteen to thirty years who have an interest in change making.


One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year


The North-South Youth Work Sector Practice Development Hub is a joint initiative between the National Youth Council of Ireland and the Education Authority Youth Service, Northern Ireland.


Since 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and NYCI have partnered to provide the opportunity for young Irish people to participate in the UN Youth Delegate Programme.


Find out more about our past projects and initiatives: YouthPact, Screenagers & No Hate Speech.