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Upcoming Events

YouthPact Citizenship Event

A key purpose of the seminar is to look at what Citizenship means in the context of the Peace4Youth Programme and create the space and time for workers to reflect on, share examples of and enhance their practice in this key area of work.

When:      Thursday 28th February

Where:     Parkanaur Manor House, Dungannon

Times:      10:00 - Registration, tea/coffee scones

10:30 - Start          13:30 - Close & Lunch

Conscious Use of Self in Transformative Practice

YouthPact, in partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland, is developing a resource for Peace4Youth workers (with a working title of) ‘Conscious Use of Self in Transformative Practice’.

When:   Friday 8th March

Where:  YouthAction NI, College Square North, Belfast, BT1 6AS

Time:     09:30 – 16:30

Tea/coffee registration from 9:00am

Bringing the Agreement Home

Led by the Centre for Cross Border Studies the “Bringing the Agreement Home” project offers an accessible review of the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and subsequent related agreements.

When:         Tuesday 12 March

Where:        Start360 Offices, Belfast City Centre

Times:        10:30 Registration – Tea/Coffee & Scone

11:00 -13:00 followed by light lunch

Young Voices - something to say about Brexit

The theme of this second YouthPact Young Voices youth participation event is Brexit - practical implications and potential opportunities.

When:   Wednesday 10th April 2019

Where: The Junction, Dungannon

Times:  10:30 until 2:00

(Times include breakfast and lunch)

50 young people plus workers

Save the Date notice is out to all contacts. Registration forms will go out in mid-March

Reflective Practice Clusters

YouthPact will once again be holding a series of Reflective Practice Cluster events. These cluster meetings are open to all PEACE4YOUTH project staff and will give participants an opportunity to network and share best practice across projects. The Reflective Clusters will focus on the day to day delivery of the programmes and will look at areas such as:

  • Reflective Practice
  • Identifying areas of Success
  • How to overcome obstacles
  • Examples of Best Practice
  • Sharing the learning

These events, like last year, will be organised regionally in order to allow accessibility to all project staff.

When: NW West Cluster- 9th May

           Border Region Cluster- 16th May

           Western Cluster- 23rd May

           Belfast Cluster- 30th May

 Where: Venues TBC

Times: TBC

Stories from Peace4Youth Practice

During Summer and Autumn of 2018 Eliz McArdle, Leighann McConville and Andy Hamilton carried out practice studies with young people and youth workers from across the Peace4Youth programme.  On 16th May Eliz and Leighann will make a presentation on the initial findings from the studies highlighting the practice of workers that has lead to meaningful outcomes for young people.

The session is aimed at youth workers and project co-ordinators and will be an opportunity to question the findings and make comment before publication.

When:  17th May 2019

Where: TBD

Times:  10.30am -12.30pm concluding with lunch

LIFEMAPS - How Youth Work Builds Mental Health of Young People

LIFEMAPS has been developed by Simon Ward (educational pyschologist) and Eliz McArdle (Community youth worker) to capture the ways in which youth work approaches can build the mental health of young people.  This full day training session, facilitated by Eliz, uses practice activities and theories from positive psychology that can be applied by youth workers in their daily practice. 

When:   Friday 14th June 2019

Where: TBD

Times:  10:30 until 4:00

Tea/Coffee and Lunch provided