Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg: Stakeholder Research - Expression of interest

Context and Rationale:

Comhairle na nÓg comes from Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy (2000) which identified that children and young people should have a voice in matters that affect them and they should be consulted where appropriate and have a right to have their say.  
There are 31 Comhairle in the country.  

  • Comhairle na nÓg are local “youth councils” intended to give children and young people (aged between the ages of 11 and 18) the right to have their voices heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies.
  • Comhairle na nÓg are a consultative forum.
  • Comhairle na nÓg are a vehicle through which members can select topics of interest, work on them and bring them to decision-makers for change.

Dublin City Comhairle has 47 members aged 12-18 years, through Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg young people are encouraged to speak out and have their voices heard around various topics that affect them. Every year they focus on a different working topic.   
The Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg working programme is supported by Dublin City Council.  Funding of €5,000 has been granted to support the implementation of actions from the Comhairle na nÓg Five Year Development Plan that relate to stakeholder engagement.  

Scope - Aim and Objectives:

The aim is to document and understand the stakeholder experiences in relation to Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg. As a result, Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg will gain insight and understanding into their experiences and the subsequent supports/resources that may be helpful in moving forward.  

  • To contract a consultant to work in collaboration with Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg Coordinator to design, implement and monitor the consultation process.  
  • To apply the principles of the Lundy Model Child and Youth Participation.  
    • To provide a space for the members of Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg as key stakeholders to share their voices, experiences and needs in a positive, confidential and safe manner.  
  • To look at the engagement of seldom heard groups and to explore the barriers to the engagement of seldom heard young people in the Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg.  
  • To develop and apply a suitable methodology and framework (online survey, focus groups) to engage with stakeholders.  
  • To produce a collated report for publication and dissemination.  

The project will begin in December 2021, with a final end report finalised and completed by end of February 2022.  


  • Maximum budget €5,000 (excluding VAT)

Submission should include:

  • An overview of organisation/consultancy and personnel for project lead.
  • Outline of relevant experience.
  • Methodology for proposal.
  • Timeline for completion.  
  • Garda Vetting clearance.   
  • Breakdown of costing, inclusive of VAT.
  • Tax clearance certificate/number.

Criteria Assessment:

  • Research experience and qualifications.   
  • Clear and demonstrable methodology and project management competencies required to deliver proposal. Demonstrable knowledge and/ or experience of engagement with young people.   
  • Cost effectiveness and capacity to complete the work within agreed timeframe.  

Submissions to be made by 5pm on Thursday 28th October via email to comhairle@dublincity.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Oct, 2021
Expiry Date
28th Oct, 2021