Co-operation Ireland will continue to develop young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, so that they have an opportunity to meet, learn about the traditions and cultures of other young people living on the island of Ireland in order to create a more peaceful respectful stable society. Through its commitment to ‘develop’ Co-operation Ireland will:

  • embrace new opportunities to create, enhance and support youth volunteering
  • continue to lead the NI NCS Consortium as it embeds youth social action within its programme
  • promote opportunities through schools and community programmes in order to encourage active citizenship
  • continue to embed diversity and community relations throughout its programmes to enhance the opportunity for young people to benefit from all volunteering opportunities.