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Millennium Youth Project

The National Youth Council of Ireland is delighted to announce its ‘Millennium Youth Project’, an exciting development education project working with the Baltic Regional Fund Latvia, World Vision Brussels, and Global South Partners from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, and Lebanon.

The overall objective of the ‘Millennium Youth Project’ is to celebrate the European Year for Development 2015 (EYD 2015), to support the active interest and involvement of young citizens in EU development cooperation and development education through facilitating voices of youth from the Global South and North to enhance their common understanding of the shortcomings and achievements of the MDGs, and the potential and challenges of the new Global Post-2015 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The ‘Millennium Youth Project’ aims to bring the voices of young people to the fore during official EYD 2015 events and to facilitate the voices and opinions of young people being heard in key public debates.

Young people in each of the countries will be supported to become Youth Ambassadors and to take action at local, national, European and global levels.

This new project will prepare a number of young people from the Global North & South, to present the views of their peers on the Post 2015 framework to key UN, EU, Member States & other decision makers during the European Development Days (EDD) in June 2015 and to feedback their follow-up activities at national level at the final EYD 2015 event by means of video addresses.


Our target group for this project are young people aged 15 -18 years old.


We look forward to bringing you more information on this ‘Millennium Youth Project’ shortly and working with young people and those who work with young people to maximise the reach and success of this development education project.