How Do I get Involved?

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Young people from schools and youth organisations are invited to participate in our AGM (Annual General meeting) on Friday 27th October 2017 in Croke Park. The day consists of a series of facilitated workshops to discuss themes relevant to young people.

Young people interested in further engagement with Comhairle beyond the AGM have an opportunity to put their names forward for election. When the full Comhairle na nÓg is elected following the AGM they will work primarily on one issue that has been chosen by young people at the AGM.  It will be an issue that they will research and work on to influence decision makers.

At the AGM young people get to:

  • Discuss and explore issues of importance to young people and vote for a topic that will provide the focus of the work for Comhairle na nÓg in the year ahead
  • Provide feedback to the broader group of young people on the progress made over the course of the past year
  • Elect young people to fill vacancies on Comhairle
  • Vote on the working topic for  the coming year

The AGM has 5 key parts:

  1. Presentations by Comhairle members on the work completed, events attended and consultations they have participated in during the year
  2. Workshops to discuss 3 topics that are important to young people
  3. Prioritisation of these topics and 1 topic voted for the Comhairle na nÓg committee to work on for the year
  4. Election for vacancies on Comhairle na nÓg committee

Children and young people from schools and youth organisations are invited to participate in our AGM which is held every October in Croke Park.

At the AGM young people:

  • Discuss and explore issues of importance to young people and vote for a topic that will provide the focus of the work for Comhairle na nÓg in the year ahead
  • Provide feedback to the broader group of young people on the progress made over the course of the past year
  • Elect young people to fill vacancies on Comhairle

The day consists of a series of facilitated workshops to discuss themes relevant to young people.  Young people interested in further engagement with Comhairle beyond the AGM have an opportunity to put their names forward for election.  When the full Comhairle na nÓg is elected following the AGM they will work primarily on one issue that has been chosen by young people at the AGM.  It will be an issue that they will research and work on to influence decision makers.

Why Join Comhairle na nÓg?

Comhairle na nÓg is about giving children and young people the opportunity to talk about local and citywide issues important to them and to also have their say in the future of the City in which they live.  It is a way of making sure the voices of young people are heard and their questions are answered by the adults whose job is to listen to all our views and to make Dublin a better place for everyone to live, work and play. 

Comhairle na nÓg gives young people an opportunity to:

  • Meet other young people from the City interested in making a difference and working on projects that affect young people
  • Contribute their views and expertise on a broad range of issues
  • Influence local policy, planning and decision-making
  • Engage with Key Stakeholders
  • Be involved in planning, organising and running an AGM
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Represent young people on sub groups
  • Build capacity e.g. training, building confidence, presentation skills etc.
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