Promising Practices in LGBTQI+ Youth Work

Posted on 31 Aug 2023

Promising Practices in LGBTQI+ Youth Work

Date:                    Thursday September 28th, 2023
Time:                   11am – 3pm
Venue:                Youth Work Ireland National Offices

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This interactive event featuring expert inputs, workshop sessions and group discussions is part of a European-wide project ‘Proud Spaces’ which will evidence the practices, activities and methodologies that help to create safe and inclusive spaces for young LGBTQI+ people.

This event will share the promising practices that have been shown to achieve better outcomes in work with young LGBTQI+ people and, explore collective actions that can be taken to defend the rights of young LGBTQI+ people and those who work with them. 


  • Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children 
  • Bella Fitzpatrick, Executive Director IGYLO (European Network for LGBTQI+ young people and students. 
  • Dominik Kuc, Founder of GrowSpace (Polish LGBTQI+ NGO) 
  • Inputs from Youth Work Ireland Member Youth Services

Aims of this event:

  • To engage the participation of practitioners to further our understanding of promising practices in LGBTQI+ youth work.
  • To consolidate our understanding of promising practices as they relate to LGBTQI+ youth work.
  • To share evidence of our practices that achieve impact and outcomes for young LGBTQI+ people.
  • To disseminate the findings and evidence from the Proud Spaces project, thus far.
  • To consider and understand the steps we can take as allies in promoting youth work practices across Europe as a way of supporting and advocating with and for the LGBTQI+ community and those who work to defend it.

Target Audience

This event is open to all those who work with young LGBTQI+ people and want to learn more about promising practices and collective actions that can achieve better outcomes. 

This event is free to attend, and a light lunch will be provided.

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The Proud Spaces Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, through Ireland's national agency for the programme, Leargas.