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20 February 2015
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Public Achievement

Public Achievement is Northern Ireland’s leading youth focused civic education organisation. We work directly with young people and in support of volunteers who want to work with young people on action projects based around real issues.

What we do

  • We work with youth clubs and other community organisations to develop active citizenship projects in local neighbourhoods.
  • We work in schools to develop programmes that compliment the citizenship curriculum.
  • We work in museums in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic with groups of teenagers.
  • We offer training (including an accredited model) in ‘civic youth work’ to those wanting to gain or develop skills in working with young people in a range of settings.
  • We work with partners locally and around the world to promote the development, evaluation and refinement of youth work focussed on civic change in divided societies.

Examples of our work

  • We have held two conferences on the theme ‘Talking Citizenship’, bringing together educators and people from the private, public and political sectors to develop thinking around the implementation of education for citizenship in the formal and informal education sectors (reports available on request or via our website).
  • We are a key partner in the ‘Youth Work in Contested Spaces’ project, linking youth workers, policy makers and researchers from conflict regions around the world - see
  • We created the WIMPS (Where Is My Public Servant?) website project – established and maintained by a group of young people – see

Contact Details

Public Achievement
87 Wellington Park

Tel: 028 9066 6948
Fax: 018 9068 7491

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