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IDEA Autumn Events: Autumn is upon us and IDEA has lots of practical training to offer its members.


Tender for External Specialist Services to support Irish Aid on Development Education: Irish Aid is now seeking to appoint a panel of independent external experts to provide professional services associated with the implementation of the DE


Busy Summer for IDEA’s Young Global Advocates: It has been a busy summer with Challenging the Crisis! The Global Youth Forum took place in Brussels in the first week of July.


Creativity and Change: Apply Now: This is a CIT approved Special Purpose Award at Level 8 (10 credits) certificate supported by Irish Aid.


Centre for Global Education Seeking a Number of Positions: The Centre for Global Education in Belfast is advertising for the following internship...


Working with Results-Based Approaches: This half-day seminar, hosted by Dóchas and IDEA, aims to build confidence and skills in working with results-based approaches.


IDEA AGM and Conference Over: IDEA held its 2014 Annual General Meeting on the 12th June at Wynn's Hotel in Dublin; the same venue (indeed the same room) where IDEA's first meeting.


We Have Moved!: We have a new address and phone number.


#learnNOW - The Campaign: Ahead of the conference, IDEA wishes to engage the Irish public in conversation around the question of education for a more just and sustainable world.


Activities of Members: Our Young Global Advocates in Ireland have met twice...


What to learn NOW for the Future We Want: This year, IDEA's Annual Conference asks everyone to consider what we should be learning...


Young Global Advocates: Our Young Global Advocates in Ireland have met twice and are beginning to look forward to the Global Youth Forum in Brussels in July...


Finding Frames - Engaging the Irish public: The Dóchas Development Education Group (DEG) are launching a piece of recently commissioned research.


Guidelines for Producing Development Education Resources: IDEA will be hosting a short consultation on the draft Guidelines for Producing Development Education Resources


IDEA Responds to Government Decision to Abandon Aid Target: The Government has admitted it does not intend to fulfill Ireland's commitments to donate 0.7% of our Gross National Income towards ODA.


Recorded Webinar: Choosing and Using Data Collection Tools: Choosing and Using Data Collection Tools. This webinar aimed to build skills in using the most effective tools to measure progress towards your stated goals


IDEA Submission on CSPE Short Course: IDEA welcomes the CSPE Short Course on Citizenship as an essential opportunity to foreground social justice issues within the formal curriculum...


IDEA’s Good Governance Project 2014: In 2013, IDEA ran a pilot project supporting member organisations on their journey towards compliance with the Governance Code for Community and Voluntary Orgs


Challenging the Crisis: Host Us For A Workshop!: 'Challenging the Crisis' workshops have taken place in Dublin and Cork during November and December. We would like to thank NYCI for partnering with IDEA


Download and Listen to our Past Webinars: Listen back to all of IDEA's webinars here!


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