We exist to create safe spaces for young people in diverse groups to work together on issues they care about, without judgment or pressure, and in ways that are fun and engaging, and which create the change you want to see.
We partner with schools and with youth organisations with specialist skills, politicians, and key decision-makers and others so that the young people we work with have the best opportunities to make a difference.
We support young people to take action on the issues that matter to them to achieve social change.
You have a voice, together we will help you to amplify it. We value every voice and every perspective to help us develop new solutions working together.
Success starts with developing the skills and knowledge required to make an impact in the world of politics. We believe that learning should be fun and engaging and based around the things you care about.
At PiA, we are active citizens and, working together, we drive change. We believe young people are citizens now (regardless of age or nationality) and your ideas are needed for us to build better neighbourhoods, a better society, and a better world.
Being part of Politics in Action has been an extremely rewarding experience whether learning new skills or meeting new people, working with such a brilliant team has been an absolute pleasure!
A huge thank you to you and your team for affording our students the opportunity of a lifetime! The entire event (What Peace Means to Me at QUB April 2023) has certainly sent a ripple of excitement through St Joseph's - proud students, proud families and proud teachers!
'Doing work placement with Politics in Action was such a great experience. From researching lowering the voting age to attending board and staff meetings and getting to talk to members of the board I truly got to see what running a charity organisation is like. So interesting to see all the work Politics in Action has to do behind the scenes to achieve all the greatness they do! Therese, Paul and Catherine all made me feel so welcome and like I was just part of the team. I couldn’t speak highly enough about my experience!'
This innovative cross-border project is sponsored by the International Fund for Ireland. The project connects Loreto Community School in Milford, Co. Donegal, and Portadown College, in Co. Armagh. The project aims to amplify youth voices through cross-border cooperation, by engaging schools, local community groups, teachers, and parents to develop and sustain local leadership. In June 2023 we were delighted to learn that IFI has agreed to extend the project to December 2024 - so stay tuned for updates!