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Resources for Intercultural or Inclusive Youth Work

From NYCI has a number of resources including:

  • Lets Act on Inclusion video series  10 short videos on equality and inclusion – each clip can be used to start a conversation with your team or youth group
  • Promoting Quality in Intercultural Youth Work – 12 Steps to Good Practice’
  • ‘Practical Guidelines for doing intercultural youth work’
  • ‘Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Other Migrants – key definitions’
  • Sample ‘Anti-Racism Code of Practice’
  • Flyer on ‘Intercultural Youth Work’ (with sections translated into 8 languages)
  • Access All Areas’ Diversity Toolkit for the youth sector (with chapters on working with young people from a minority ethnic background, and young Travellers)
  • Information sheet “What terminology do I use when talking about Young People from a Minority Ethnic Background?” has a large number of publications including:

Other NYCI resources include:


From other organisations

Irish Girl Guides excellent intercultural activity pack covers a wide age range.


"The Diversity Project Resource Pack" is a drama based resource for working with young people and is ideal for doing predevelopment work with groups who will be welcoming new members. Canal Communities Intercultural Centre recently developed the resource with their partners. Its author is Eimear Morrissey.


Scouts (in Sweden)Them ‘n’ Us – a toolkit on diversity in Scouting”, available from'n%20Us.pdf.


SALTO-YOUTH a European web based guide to activities based on themes including ID booklet Ideas for Inclusion and Diversity


IFM-SEI (International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International) ‘All Together – Making Inclusion Happen’ handbook and website


NCCRI anti-racism activities for schools


Show Racism the Red Card sports based anti-racism activity pack


The Equality Authority Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People report and resource pack


North West Inner City Network has developed an excellent Intercultural Toolkit ‘Opening Doors’ and a guide to key services in Dublin city centre ‘Find Your Way’.

Contact 01 6774025 or


CDYSB - Toolkit of Essential Guidelines for Good Youth Work Practice


Comhlámh ‘Diversity through the Arts’ which is a resource with lesson plans addressing issues of culture and diversity through drama, visual art, storytelling and music for primary schools. A specific training course is also available on this resource  from Comhlámh


Eco Unesco ‘Embracing diversity’ which presents a flexible, easy-to-use range of workshops, simulation games and activities designed to make young people aware of the alternatives to prejudice and stereotyping, using environmental education. It celebrates multiculturalism and the environment. Price €4.50, available at


CDYSB and 80:20, ‘Vary Us. Exploring Diversity, Interculturalism, Identity’. Available for €10 per copy from CDYSB.


Videos and Multi-media


Migrants Rights Centre Ireland have produced an excellent video called Making Ireland Home with a group of young migrants. Hard copies are available on request from NYCI.


Media that Matters film festival takes place annually. The short films are created by people from all over the world, including young people, and deal with everything from the environment, human rights, migration and interculturalism. All films are available to watch, and purchase, via


On human rights The value of women in Congo – a brilliant video on how war affects women It won the ICCl video award – see details here


On social justice Think Act - brilliant animated resource originally developed for primary teachers interested in social justice issues but it could be used with older groups too.  


Human rights, migration, and trafficking Check out this short film 'The new recruit' from Ruhama about sex trafficking. It’s very powerful – not to be missed


On Undocumented migrants


Minding the Gap is an animated short created by the young members of MRCI’s Migrant Education Access (MEA) campaign in order to tell their stories and highlight the barriers they face trying to access 3rd level. Scroll down the page a little



Response to racism resources

Carlow Youth response – wall mural


NCCRI information handbook ‘Seeking Advice and Redress against Racism in Ireland’


Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry available to download through the following portal:


Other resources


NYCI ‘Report on Consultations for an Intercultural Strategy for Youth Work’


‘At Home in Ireland’ – an integration guide for Immigrant Youth and Parents from the ‘Integration and Social Inclusion Centre of Ireland on behalf of Integrating Ireland the Immigrant network’


The Garda Racial and Intercultural Office (GRIO) in the Garda Síochána has produced a resource on ‘Your Police Service in Intercultural Ireland’ which is available online or directly from the GRIO office in the following languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. More information is available from the webpage above, from your local Garda Station and from Citizen’s Information Offices.


Migrant Rights Centres of Ireland (MRCI) resources including  Tools for Social Change a resource for community work with migrant workers and their families in Ireland, from the, and ‘Realising Integration’ a discussion document on economic, social, political and cultural inclusion of migrant workers and their families in Ireland


NCCRI in collaboration with other agencies, ‘Improving Government Service Delivery to Minority Ethnic Groups’ in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland


Ombudsman for Children Office ‘All I Have to Say’ – a reading resource by separated children seeking asylum in their own words.


Trinity Immigration Initiative Children, Youth and Community Relations Project and Integrating Ireland. ‘In the Front Line of Integration: Young People managing migration to Ireland’


FLAC (Free Legal Aid Centres) ‘One Size doesn’t fit all’


UCC (University College Cork) Migrant Children project Final Report - 'Tell me about yourself'. Available from


Information on different cultures & religions       This is a portal site that invites you to choose a particular nationality, religion or ethnic group and it present you with a number of relevant, easy to navigate sites. You are only ever two clicks away from useful information that will help you in your work with your minority ethnic participants, whether it is learning about the main languages, religions, political or health situation in their country of origin or knowing about some important cultural practices.


Scouting UK has developed fact sheets on different religions.


Directory of Migrant-led Churches and Chaplaincies from the All-Ireland Churches Consultative Committee on Racism 2009 contains contact details for over 300 Churches and Chaplaincies led by migrants all over Ireland


Cultural Booklet from Roscommon Integrated Development Company, which provides a cultural profile on the immigrant community in Roscommon including Congolese, Indian, Italian, Pakistani, Palestinian, Polish and Russian cultures.



Direct support on Intercultural and Inclusive Youth work

Contact us at NYCI:  Anne Walsh (Intercultural and Equality Project Officer) 01 4784122


Training programme

  • Embedding Diversity in Youth Work,
  • Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency,
  • Practical Supports for doing Intercultural and Inclusive Youth Work,
  • How to Design and Deliver a Session on Intercultural Awareness, (2 day course)
  • Designing an Intercultural and Inclusive Programme,
  • Developing an Intercultural/Diversity Policy and Implementation Plan, (2 day course)
  • Tackling Racism and other prejudices and Managing Racist Conflict.

Tailored training can also be provided on demand for youth groups of 12 or more participants.

Contact us for more information.

               Telephone: 01 478 4122 and mobile: 086 8177326 Email



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