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Examining the Impact of the Youth Cafe Initiative

 

Abstract

This research project has a number of aims.  Firstly, it will document the development and implementation of the Youth Cafe Initiative since 2010, identifying the number of cafes provided and number of users involved.  This will be undertaken through the administration of a survey to all youth cafes in the Country.  It will also examine the self-reported impact on young people attending and participating in a sample of youth cafes representing both urban and rural settings.  It will also seek to identify the Initiative’s broader community impact as perceived by a number of key informants and wider stakeholders in each setting.  The research will add to our understanding of young peoples’ lives, and culminate in a number of policy and practice lessons for future implementation of the Initiative elsewhere in the country.  

   
Commissioning Unit in DCYA:  Youth Affairs

Research Contact :                 Dr. Cormac Forkan

Email address:                       Cormac.forkan@nuigalway.ie
  
    


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