What We Do


IDEA works to increase public understanding of Development Education by illustrating what Development Education is about. For example by:

  • engaging the public in campaigns exploring Development Education
  • hosting an Annual Conference for anyone interested in Development Education

We illustrate the work of the Development Education sector in Ireland and internationally by

Our 'Development Education in Ireland Report' provides information about the sector. 

Our three-year EC-funded project, “Challenging the Crisis” aimed to engage the public and young people in particular in local and global justice issues despite the austerity  across EuropeChallenging the Crisis

We illustrate through our public events and communications key themes and concerns of Development Education and IDEA, eg. Global justice, interdependence, inequality, human rights, participation, universalism. 


We organise training, seminars & meetings to build capacity in the following areas:


IDEA works to connect its membership and also to connect Development Education to wider audiences.