Culture

The Thrive Project

What an amazing journey we have had with the young mens group! Our time as a project has come to an end but no doubt these young men will continue to develop and grow as amazing people and friendship group Throughout our time we: - looked at culture and identity - Our attitudes, values and beliefs...

Treasurer and Executive Committee member

All of us at NIYF are cheering on our Treasurer and Executive Committee member Ahmad this evening as he heads to Derry/London Derry with James from our staffing team to the NWMF Advancing Race Equality Awards. Ahmad is nominated for the Young Leader of the Year Award. We are so proud of you Ahmad! Congratulations...

Young people want a say on bonfire traditions 

Young people are calling for the opportunity to learn more and reflect on how we as a society celebrate culture and tradition. That is main conclusion of two major reports published this week – one focusing on loyalist bonfires and the second on republican bonfires. The reports were carried out by the Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) which was keen...

NIYF Unites For Change with Ulster University

NIYF Unites For Change with Ulster University Twelve young people who never dreamed they would go to university have been given a unique opportunity to study at Ulster University thanks to a new Northern Ireland Youth Forum initiative launched on September 29th 2015. ‘United For Change’ aims to make a major impact to the lives of unemployed...

Participation of the Isles

This weekend the NI Youth Forum is leading a 3 day 'Participation seminar' entitled 'Participation of the Isles'. The event brings together 30 young people from across England, Scotland, Wales, Rep. of Ireland and N. Ireland. The Young people aged 14- 18 will participate in a range of discussions, workshops, visits and activities that enable...

Antrim Youth Awards 2015

ANTRIM YOUTH AWARDS - NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Recognising the achievements of young people aged 11 - 18 in Music & the arts, sport, culture, citizenship, volunteering, Heart of Gold and Achievement in Learning. Please share this opportunity to recognise young people from across the Antrim Borough area, including Crumlin, Randalstown and areas in between. Phone Neil on 028...

Ramping it up for Peace SK8 Xpo event flies high

On Wed 30th Oct 2013 in the Amphitheatre Leisure Centre, approximately 500 people gathered including adults, families and young people for Carrickfergus Borough Council’s SK8 Urban Expo event. According to Fiona Surgenor, Carrickfergus Borough Council Good Relations Officer, “the SK8 XPO event was a great success for Carrickfergus on many fronts. It brought...

Son’s Of Ulster

NI Youth Forum report gets the views of ‘Sons of Ulster’ Young loyalist band members believe they have been demonised by a combination of negative media headlines and a lack of understanding of their culture by Nationalists and Republicans. That was one of the key findings of a major report exploring the attitudes of young loyalist band...

NIYF Culture Night Alternative Riot

As an alternative to recent contention in Belfast City Centre, the Northern Ireland Youth Forums Champions for Change Project has organised the Alternative Riot, as part of Culture Night 2013. Traditionally Riots can be events about anti-social behaviour and violence. This event is about uniting young people, having fun and socialising. It will consist of...

Global Youth Forum Scholarships to Washington D.C 2013

Save the Date! The 2013 Global Youth Forum (GYF) will be held November 6-10 in historic Washington, D.C., USA. Details and registration will be available in May of 2013. At the GYF, delegates ages 13-18 from around the globe increase their knowledge of the world, learn about other cultures, and participate in the advancement of peace. The...

NIYF Chairman statement on violence

Chairman of the Northern Ireland youth Forum, Martin McAuley, has condemned violence currently spreading across the region. Speaking after disturbances in Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Belfast he said:  “I understand the depth of feeling in response to the Belfast City council decision on the Union flag. Symbols remain a hugely divisive issue and one of the biggest...