Peace IV Programme

Engagement and Signposting

The development and co-ordination of a targeted project – Engagement and Signposting Service. This project was officially launched on 9th September 2019 in the Clogherhead Community Centre. Youth Work Ireland Louth have received funding from Co. Louth Peace and Reconciliation under the PEACE IV programme to deliver “Engagement and Signposting Service”. The project will provide a mobile, specialist outreach service to reach out to groups of young people (16 – 24 year olds) at a risk on weekend nights, engage with them around their risk behaviours and signpost supports and opportunities that are available to them.

The Project is operating in 5 areas within Co. Louth, Ardee, Clogherhead, Dunleer, Omeath and Carlingford.


More details of each partner’s work on Amplify can be found at;

Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Patrician Youth Centre


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is a regional youth work project operating in disadvantaged and polarised communities across 11 Northern Ireland Council areas (60% targeted) and the 6 border counties of Ireland (40%). Working with partners and local communities we will engage and connect 960 marginalised and vulnerable young men and women aged 16 – 24 years in meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact to reduce isolation and segregation and to build positive and effective relationships through socialising, learning and playing sport together.



To recruit, support and retain 18 young people from diverse backgrounds (80% retention and participation) aged 16 – 24 years, each year on personal development, good relations and citizenship programmes of 6 – 9 months duration, with up to the equivalent of 3 days contact time. 60 young people complete the cross community programme  and progress over 4 years.


Youth Network for Peace

Youth Network for Peace (YNP) is a new, regional, cross border, youth led initiative to build a vibrant movement of 10,000 diverse young people aged 15–25yrs across Northern Ireland & the border regions of Ireland, resulting in meaningful, purposeful & sustained contact between young people from different communities.

Youth Network for Peace (NYP):

  • A Youth Democracy Hub will connect 10,000 young people.
  • A Youth Steering Body of 75 diverse young people will co-ordinate all activities and contribute to broadcasting targets.
  • 16 cross border, youth led Dialogue Events will take place, with 960 young people.
  • Youth Bank committees of diverse young people; trained in good relations, assessment of needs, committee & grant giving skills.
  • 3 cross border cohorts of young people training & leading on Social Action projects will take place, targeting exclusion & encouraging peace building through joint activities.
  • 4 Campaigns will be researched & supported by young people each year on legacy & contemporary issues, with 3 cross border conventions led by young people.
  • 6 Influencing actions & 3 cross border, youth led participative democracy events will take place.
  • 1 on line, internet regional radio & social media station will be set up & run by young people, connecting young activists with debates, live shows and topical discussions.
  • 6 Insight youth polls will be conducted by young people to test & monitor attitudes.
  • Partnership of 13 cross border, voluntary youth organisations, will meet quarterly to support a youth steering body to monitor & manage activities.

Strategically YNP will link regional youth organisations to better co-ordinate youth participation & peace building North & South. Connecting & enhancing grass roots peace development through a regional network is integral to YNP