A seminar Making the Case for Development Education in Youth Work, took place on 9 February 2012 as part of the NYCI National Youth Development Education Programme. The report is now available here
Background to the event
Key-note speaker was Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, T.D.
When: Thursday 9th February 2012 (9.30am - 4.30pm)
Where: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
What: The National Youth Council of Ireland invited participants to the seminar to showcase good development education practice in the youth sector and to explore the policy context in which good youth work happens.
About the event:
The seminar ‘Making the Case for Development Education in Youth Work' provided youth work practitioners and policy experts with a space to discuss and debate the link between policy and practice through expert inputs, panel discussions and a good practice showcase. It highlighted key policies at a national and European level that help shape development education practice in the youth sector and examined how the youth sector can influence the development of these policies.
Participants gained an increased understanding of the policies that influence development education delivery in the youth sector, while policy makers had an increased awareness of the critical role of non-formal development education with young people for development and implementation of relevant policies.
Recommendations arising from the seminar will support NYCI’s ongoing advocacy work in relation to development education.
NYCI acknowledges the funding support of the European Commission, Irish Aid and Trócaire