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. We have carried out research to support youth work organisations to engage more effectively with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds. Central to our work is hearing the voice of young people furthest from the mainstream. NYCI members are invited to join our Equality and Inclusion Support Network.
Our equality and intercultural support includes:
- Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit (a self assessment tool for youth workers and managers) 13 Chapters – with checklist – on working with young people from minority or marginalised groups
- Lets Act on Inclusion video series
- 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work – a self-assessment tool to see how your organisation is performing on inclusion related issues – mapped against your reporting in NQSF and the National Youth Strategy – with good practice examples from 16 youth organisations.
- Educational Tool and Practice Manual on Transforming Hate in Youth Settings: an Educational Tool and Practice Manual
- Transforming Shadows activity resource for those working with young people on resilience, emotional development and overcoming conflict.
- Bridges & Barriers to Unity a toolkit for youth work to promote diversity and inclusion.
- Beyond hate activity resource for youth workers
- Transforming Hate in Youth Settings
- Embedding diversity
- Developing an inclusion and diversity policy
- Cultural Competency and Intercultural Awareness
- Developing an Intercultural or Inclusion Programme – practical supports for doing intercultural youth work
- 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work
- Tackling racism, homophobia and sexism
- Other specialised training on request. Contact [email protected]
- See our project linking young asylum seekers in DP accommodation centres and newly arrived Syrian refugees with youth work opportunities
- See our project Making Links where we are working with minority ethnic led youth group leaders who aren’t linked in to the mainstream youth work sector yet
- Are you looking for an answer to a specific question?
- Is there an issue you would like to see some discussion on?
- Are you looking for a resource that could help you in your work?
- Would you like to make contact with others doing intercultural and inclusive youth work?
- Would you like training in intercultural and inclusive youth work?
- Are you looking for support on the equality and inclusiveness requirements in the NQSF?
- Would you like the names of drama or art facilitators with expertise in intercultural and inclusive youth work?
- If you have a question, concern, request or comment please email Anne [email protected] or phone 01 4784122 or 086 7807705
Transforming Hate in Youth Settings
This educational tool and practice manual outlines an innovative new approach on how to transform hate in youth work settings. Focused on the youth worker, and their practice, it looks at self-awareness, taking a needs based approach, and building connections with young people though empathic listening.
Make Minority a Priority
This qualitive study explores the perspectives and experiences of 50 young minority ethnic people aged 15 to 24 years who have grown up in Ireland.
Access All Areas
This resource is essential for anyone working with young people and invites organisations to examine how they engage with youth from a variety of backgrounds. Access All Areas can be used with NYCI’s video series “Let’s Act on Inclusion“.
8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work
The toolkit is broken up into 8 easy-to-follow steps, to help you identify how good inclusive practice is evident and measurable in your organisation’s youth work, while also referencing it directly to the NQSF Core Principles and Standards and to the Outcomes in the National Youth Strategy.
Map of Youth Work activities for Young Refugees
This online resource, developed by the NYCI, is designed to support young asylum seekers and refugees to link in to youth work activities in their area. It is developed in correspondence with the county based leaflets.
Making Links is for anyone in Ireland who is running a minority ethnic youth group already or who has advanced plans to run a minority ethnic youth group. It is open to faith based, community based and issue based youth groups.
Hear My Truth
Welcome to our “Hear My Truth” platform where we feature young rights holding facilitators, trainers and speakers. Members of the team are available to facilitate focus groups and workshops, deliver awareness-raising presentations, and contribute to panel discussions; they address issues of access to rights and justice.
No Hate Speech
Are you concerned about hate speech being used by young people or against young people you work with? Find out more about the Irish campaign of the wider European No Hate Speech Movement.
The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development