Comhairle na nÓg 31 youth councils across the country
giving young people a voice on local services & policies

National Executive 2018-19

The National Executive has a term of office of two years and meets once a month with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Participation Team in Dublin to progress their topic.

Our topic: 

The Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2018-19 commenced their term on Sat 3rd February 2018. For the next two years, this group will be working on the theme of Equality with a specific focus on equality in a school setting. They are focused on two key actions on this topic: Individuality and Student Voice.

Student Voice: they are developing guidelines for school management and teaching staff on how to improve the participation of young people in decision-making in the school system. The guidelines will be part of an interactive web-based resource.

Individuality: an online campaign calling for individuality in schools #TeachMeAsMe

Background to this topic: 
The theme for Dáil na nÓg 2017 was equality.  212 young people aged 12-17 took  part in the event and had the opportunity to discuss all aspects of this theme – participants took part in workshop discussions and contributed questions at the Q&A session with relevant ministers and government officials in the Department of Education. Delegates discussed this theme in the workshop session under five settings:

– School
– Home / Community 
– Online
– Public Services
– Sport / Leisure

After a vote by all delegates by private ballot, school received the most votes and has formed the basis of the work-plan for the National Executive 2018-19.


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