Initial Review of
'Young People Focused' Funding Policy
In 2009 the Youth Council implemented the Young People Focused funding policy, with a commitment to commission a major review of the policy within four years. In 2013 an independent external reviewer was commissioned to conduct the review process, which included semi structured interviews with a range of stakeholders, an online survey of local units, and an analysis of comparative statistics provided by Infrastructure Support funded groups. In addition, YCNI staff conducted an internal review of existing documentation, and this was made available to the reviewer.
The external reviewer analysed all the information gathered from this process in the context of informing and guiding future funding for RVYOs within the parameters of the draft Priorities for Youth policy, which specifically includes the following sentence:
"Historic funding arrangements for local and regional programmes and organisations will be phased out, and replaced with a converged (local and regional) approach to securing service on the basis of identified need to meet DE objectives". (DE, Priorities for Youth consultation : Priority 5, Action 1).
The report of the external review can be accessed here.
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.
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