The Shared Island Youth Forum brings together 80 young people aged 18 to 25 who will meet in a deliberative process over the next year to set out their vision and values for a shared future on the island of Ireland under a number of themes. It is led by the Shared Island Unit in the Department of the Taoiseach in partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Youth Action Northern Ireland (YANI).
The forum is currently recruiting additional members and seeking nominees through youth and civic society organisations. Nominees are required to be between 18 and 25 years of age and currently a resident of Ireland or Northern Ireland. The scheduled meetings of the Shared Island Youth Form focus on the themes of Opportunity, Wellbeing, Culture and Identity, and Equality, and will take place on the dates below:
- 26 January (Dublin)
- 8 March (Belfast)
- 26 April (Dublin)
- Additional dates and locations to be confirmed.
The terms of reference for the Forum are available here.
You can hear from the members of the Youth Forum themselves in this video of the launch of the Shared Island Youth Forum here.
If you would be interested in applying to join the Youth Forum, or know others who might be interested, please contact Malachy Campbell (email@example.com) who will pass your details on to the Shared Island unit.