National Youth Council of Ireland Resource Pack

The National Youth Council of Ireland has published its Why Don’t We? pack which provides a guide to youth participation for youth organisations. It was written through a youth-led consultation process.

Why Don’t We? is designed to be used in an informal environment by both young people and youth work practitioners. Many of the activities and reflective exercises are action based and require participation by all members of the group (both adults and young people) to be fully effective.

The National Youth Council of Ireland have included a wide range of case studies highlighting real-life youth participation activities in action and focus very much on the views of young people and youth practitioners who are getting more involved. It is also designed to make participation fun.

This resource would be really useful for any youth organisation doing work around the issue of youth participation and the full publication is available for free download from