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Comhairle Ógra um Thuaisceart Éireann
Council o Youth for Norlin Airlan

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FOR 2015/16

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Briefing Paper on DE Draft Budget for 2015/16
(MS Word doc)

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Contact List

(MS Excel doc)








The Chief Executive, David Guilfoyle has made a presentation to the NSMC, along with Mary Cunningham, (Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland), highlighting areas of North/South collaborative activity. These included ICT and Youthwork, measuring Youthwork outcomes and the work of the North/South Education and Training Standards Committee (NSETS).

From the North, John O'Dowd, Minister for Education, and Jonathan Bell, OFMDFM Junior Minister, were present.

The Ministers were very interested in the range of North/South activities described, including those of the NSETS Committee. The Ministers also welcomed the wide variety of programmes delivered by the youth organisations with Funding from the Causeway Youth Exchange Programme. The Ministers also agreed that their departments would work closely to maximise the draw down of European Funds, including those from the Erasmus+ funding strand.


The Youth Work Training Board is currently seeking to map the range of accredited and non-accredited training programmes currently being delivered across the youth work sector in Northern Ireland.

Once completed, this work will help in the development of a coherent training route for the youth work sector and will also help to begin the process of recognising and valuing the wide range of non-accredited training that exists in the sector.

I would be grateful if you would complete the templates with all the training programmes currently offered by your organisation and send to tmckenna@ycni.org.  You may be contacted in the near future to clarify some of the information supplied.

YWTB Qualifications Scoping Exercise

A FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS is based on the learning from the Youth Works programme. It is a practical guide to the implementation of a personal and social development programme, rooted in a youth work approach, which has proven successful in identifying and engaging young people with the complex needs and issues.

Although the Youth Works programme was initially designed for work with young people not in education, training or employment, the Framework has been developed in such a way that it can be adapted and transferred to work with other young people experiencing compound difficulties and blockages to realising their potential.

Welcome to Erasmus+ the new EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport

There are a number of different Education, Training, Youth and Sport funding opportunities available for UK organisations under Erasmus+ - www.erasmusplus.org.uk

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is an integral part of the 2015 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals. Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide. The document provides information on: the priorities of the programme; the actions supported; the funding available for different actions; detailed information on participation.

Erasmus+ 2015 User Guide                Erasmus+ YCNI Summary Guide            

Guide on How to Apply                   Erasmus+ 2015 Deadlines

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Ecorys UK    T: 0845 199 2929    E: erasmusplus@uk.ecorys.com

British Council    T: 0161 957 7755    E: erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

YCNI Staff - Direct Line Numbers
British-Irish Exchange
Youth Programme

International/Euro E:Bulletins

Priorities for Youth
Database of NSETS/JNC Recognised Youth Work Graduates
Towards a Youth Work Workforce Development Strategy
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Statutory Rules
Profile of the Youth Work Workforce in NI
Customer Service Complaints Procedure
ETI Report -
An Evaluation of the work of the YCNI
DE Circular - CRED

DE CRED Policy

YCNI CRED Resources


Updated in 2012, the Audit of Research provides summaries of NI publications relevant to the Youth Service

Hard copies are available by contacting charvey@ycni.org


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