NCI INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
In July 2016, NCI partnered with Brouhaha International in Liverpool, UK, for an Erasmus+ youth exchange, becoming a part of the European festival community. NCI traveled with 22 young enthusiastic volunteers who took part in dance, drumming and performing arts workshops, creative sessions, peer to peer group learning sessions, live performances, live presentations, sharing work in local community contexts, networking and partnership building and street parade at the Brouhaha International Festival, Liverpool. The young people also gained price experience in Carnival logistics and international partnership.
In July 2017, NCI returned to Liverpool for 8 days from Sunday 16th – Sunday 23rd July 2017 with 20 young excited carnival participants from across Ireland to work with other international participants from over 25 countries.