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Conference: Games to Inspire in Youth Work & Global Development Education

Dates: 23-24 November 2017

Venue: Cahir castle Tipperary, Ireland

Eligible are 200 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13th November 2017

Games to Inspire in Youth Work & Global Development Education Youth Work Ireland Tipperary will showcase some of the most innovation and cutting edge work with young people on technology, gaming and social inclusion.


The conference aims to showcase and nurture the potential of games to inspire, to motivate and to positively impact on the lives of young people in the context of Youth Work and Development Education.

The first day of this conference will bring together Irish and International Youth Workers, Global Development Educators, Academics, and Games Designers with an interest in the use of Games to Inspire and mobilise young people for social change. There will be a mix of practitioners with experience in the use of Games as well as those new to their use.

The second day will give young people an opportunity to interact with games designers, to try out some social impact games, to design their own games and to explore the art and the science of games.

The conference will look at a broad range of Digital Games, Workshop based Role Play and Simulation Games, Board Games and Virtual Reality.

There will be demonstrations on an Alternate Reality Game to look at the Sustainable Development Goals, A Minecraft based game used to explore community Development and a workshop based Global Justice Game.

The conference is free, the numbers will be limited so book your place early which is part of KA2 strategic partnership multiplier event.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The conference is free to attend

However is NO additional funding for subsistence or travel

KA2 Strategic Partnership Multiplier Event

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Youth Work Ireland Tipperary – NGO

Phone: 353867744564

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Games To Inspire Youth Work.pdf

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