The Youth Council is supporting and encouraging discussion on future aspects of Youth Work through a series of 'Spotlight Seminars' with an invited set of participants.
Each event will address a theme relevant to the future of Youth Work in Northern Ireland. Seminar inputs are designed to stimulate thinking, and the format includes Café Society table discussion, culminating with interaction between participants and an 'expert' panel.
Each seminar is conducted under Chatham House Rules.
The Youth Council staged its first seminar in this series on Friday 10 May 2013 on the subject 'Regional Voluntary Youth Organisations: Future Funding'. An outcomes report on that seminar is now available together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation given to the participants.
The Youth Council will be staging further seminars in this series with the aim both of highlighting the challenging issues which the sector needs to consider, and supporting representatives from a cross-section of the sector, in careful reflection of such issues. We need to be prepared for changes such as the establishment of the Education and Skills Authority and Priorities for Youth. The Seminars are part of that preparation for change.
'Spotlight On' Report
'Spotlight On' Powerpoint Presentation
Outward & Forward
Looking Youth Work
This publication, which is based on the findings of the a series of independent studies, via 'WRITE Associates', into the current status of international youth work across Northern Ireland, seeks to argue for a higher profile for international youth work, given the current Regional and European policy context and concludes by proposing a number of actions that should be considered in order to realise the full potential of international youth work.
Download Booklet in PDF format
Watch Outward & Forward Looking Youth Work Video [.wmv format]
Watch Outward & Forward Looking Youth Work Video [.avi format]
BARNES HELPS CELEBRATE YOUNG PEOPLE'S ACHIEVEMENTS
Jordan Scanlan (right) shows he's up for a challenge at the celebration event to mark the end of the second round of the North Belfast, IFI funded, Youth Works project, with special guest at the event, double Olympic bronze medallist,