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National Youth Council of Ireland–Return Migration Conference

National_Youth_Conference_Retutn_Migration_2014Home is Where the Heart Is: A Conference on Return Migration  will be hosted by the National Youth Council of Ireland, the conference will be opened by the new Minister of State for the Diaspora, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD and will explore:

* Attitudinal and structural barriers to young emigrants returning to Ireland at present
* Supports required to facilitate young emigrants to return in the future, if they wish to return
* The essential components to be included in a strategy to facilitate return migration

Date: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: The Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

The National Youth Council encourages emigrants and particularly young emigrants to watch the conference live online at starting at 10am IST, and participate via email or twitter.

Questions for the expert speakers can be sent to: #homeheart @nycinews, or email questions to ask the panel in advance to  Find out more about the panels and speakers at

Speakers include:
Ms Marie-Claire McAleer, NYCI
Dr Martin Russell
Ms Dovilė Zvalionytė, PPMI, Lithuania
Ms Moira Leyton, ASTI
Mr Dermot Carey, Construction Industry Ireland
Mr Liam Doran, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

For information please contact:
Ms. Marie-Claire McAleer
T: + 353 1 478 4122

Download Conference Programme

This event is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.