Comhairle na nÓg Case Study

This case study explores the operation of Comhairle na nÓg
as a governmental citizen engagement initiative. It begins by
outlining what is meant by citizen engagement and why this is
particularly important in the area of children and young people’s
participation. The study examines the origins and evolution
of Comhairle na nÓg. Having outlined the administration
and organisation of the organisation, the study examines the
particular strengths of Comhairle na nÓg as well as considering
the key challenges facing Comhairle na nÓg engagement
efficacy. Readers of this case study can expect to understand
the operation and implementation of Comhairle na nÓg as a
citizen engagement activity in its own right; but also in terms of
the integration of children and young people’s voices into the
broader governance and engagement agenda at a local level.