What We Do

Podcasts & Webinars

Podcast: Panel Discussion on Extinction Rebellion, Civil Disobedience and Social Change


Podcast: Partnerships with Matt Baillie Smith


Impact Measurement for Longer-term Development Education Projects

11 October 2017

Featuring a presentation by Alasdhair Collins, DP Evaluation


DEAR Concept Note Support Webinar

12 May 2016

Featuring a presentation by Alessio Surian, Consultant to the European Commission on Citizenship Education and on DEAR


European Funding Opportunities for Development Education

08 December 2015

Featuring a presentation by Maarten Coertjens, Advocacy Officer at DEEEP


The European Citizens' Initiative: An Introduction

27 May 2014

Featuring presentations from the European Commission and the most successful ECI ever: the Right2Water campaign.


Debt Justice

24 April 2014

A discussion with Alan Ciblis, Argentinean economist. In collaboration with Ireland's Debt and Development Coalition.


Creatively Engaging Young People in Social Justice Issues

01 April 2014

A joint webinar with the NYCI.

The inspiring Barefeet Theatre Company who are based in Zambia work with at-risk children and young people. They empower them to become story tellers and performers. In this webinar members of the theatre company tell the story of its work, describe its impact and share their methods.


Policy and Advocacy Learning Programme

This Trócaire-funded blended learning programme for IDEA members that aimed to increase members' capacity to influence policy that affects the development education sector. Below you will find two webinars that formed part of the learning programme.

8 May 2013: Gerasimos from Action Aid in Greece talks through the Development Education Advocacy Toolkit produced by DEEEP.

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22 May 2013: INTRAC input on advocacy

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"Post 2015" Webinar Series

IDEA ran an online webinar series in Autumn 2013, particularly focusing on  issues relating to the post-2015 development framework process.

The High Level Panel Report on the post-2015 Development Agenda: What it’s all about, and is it anything new?

Speaker: Lysa John, Outreach Officer of the UN HLP secretariat 

Lysa gave us an overview of the new HLP report, A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.  She focused on the ‘five big transformative shifts’ outlined in the report and explored the role of Civil Society in translating these changes into action.

Knowledge from Experience: Building the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda with People Living in Extreme Poverty

Speaker: Brendan Coyne, ATD Fourth World

ATD Fourth World, is an international NGO which seeks to find solutions to extreme poverty. Brendan recently completed a two year project working with people living in extreme poverty in 12 different countries to evaluate the effectiveness of the current MDGs and to create recommendations for the post-2015 development agenda. Brendan described the consultation process of the project and took us through the key points emerging out of the work. 

Decent Work as a Development Goal, 1st October, 2013

Speaker: David Joyce, Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Education for Sustainable Development, 23rd September, 2013


Professor Daniella Tilbury, Chair of the UNESCO's Global Monitoring and Evaluation Expert's Group, which advises on the assessment of global progress during the UN Decade in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
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Mags Liddy, Ubuntu Network and University of Limerick
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Integrating the Poverty and Sustainability Agendas in the Post 2015 Process

The final webinar in IDEA's "Post 2015" Webinar series was held on Tuesday 3rd Dec. Cliona Sharkey, Policy and Advocacy Officer with Trócaire delivered a very interesting and accessible presentation on Integrating the Poverty and Sustainability Agendas in the Post 2015 Process. A lively question and answer session followed.

Listen back to the recorded webinar (including Q&A) here:


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.