In April 2015 Gaisce published the first independent doctoral research on the impact of participation in Gaisce on young people.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Gaisce – The President’s Award, the research highlights the very positive impact participation in Gaisce has on young people with respect to a variety of competencies and psychological attributes.
To download a summary of the research findings, click here (PDF).
To download a full copy of the research, click here (PDF).
In April 2022 Silvia Gagliardi and Orlaith Rice at UCD completed an evaluation report on ‘The Impact of Gaisce – The President’s Award on young adults in Irish prisons.
This report provides a qualitative evaluation of ‘Gaisce – The President’s Award’ for young adults in Irish prisons.
Building on previous research on Gaisce, this report makes space for a vulnerable and marginalised group to provide their own feedback on the programme they participate in while in custody. Both strengths and limitations in undertaking a positive youth development programme in prison are identified, and recommendations detailed.
To download a copy of the qualitative evaluation report, click here (PDF).