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E-Circular 01-09-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 01 September 2016.

This week we have information for you about our upcoming Conversation Circle, Workshop for Development Education in Adult & Community settings and we say thank you and goodbye to our colleague Susan Gallwey. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from The Wheel, Carmichael Centre, Kimmage DSC, Plan International Ireland, Centre for Global Education, Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD), Development Perspectives, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Global Schoolroom, Comhlámh and Age Action Ireland. We have the latest EU & International News, job and funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie

NOTE: The next E-Circular will come out on 22 September 2016.


Conversation Circle Series:
Session 3: Development Education responses to Global Warming

IDEA’s Development Education Conversation series is starting up again on Thursday 22 September, 5:30 – 7:30 at the IDEA Office. The session will be led by IDEA member Mark Kernan, a writer, commentator and part-time lecturer at UCC, and will focus on Development Education responses to Global Warming. Find out more...

Workshop for Development Education in Adult & Community Settings
LYCS and FairViews will be holding a workshop day at IDEA during the week of 3 October (date tbc), from 10 am until 3 pm at IDEA. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone working in the Adult and Community Sector (or thinking of doing so) to explore key issues, develop new skills and add some really useful methodologies to their Dev Ed Toolbox. Find out more...

Thank you Susan! 
We'd like to say a big thank you to our wonderful colleague Susan Gallwey who is leaving us after 5 years with IDEA. Susan's contribution to IDEA and the Irish Development Education Sector has been immense and she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and all who have been lucky enough to work with her and benefit from her vast knowledge, insight and her support. We all wish her the very best on her new adventure!

Member & Partner News

The Wheel: Introduction to Social Media for Charities
This workshop, on 15 September, will introduce you to social media and provide you with examples of best (and worst) practices in the community and voluntary sector. Find out more...

Carmichael Centre: Good Governance Awards
The Good Governance Awards recognise, support and encourage adherence to good governance practice by community, voluntary and charitable (CVC) organisations in Ireland. Deadline for entries is 16 September. Find out more...

Kimmage DSC: Open and Distance Education (KODE) courses 2016
Kimmage DSC's KODE programme is offering tutor supported online short training courses, on a range of issues, aimed at busy professionals. Find out more...

Plan International Ireland Campaign: End Child Marriage in Malawi
Plan has launched a youth led campaign to End Child Marriage in Malawi. Sign the petition to support the call of young people in Malawi for a change in the constitution. Find out more...
Centre for Global Education: Policy and Practice Issue 24 - Call for Contributors
The Centre for Global Education is calling for contributions to Issue 24 of its journal on Development Education, Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. This issue will be published in spring 2017 on the theme ‘Development Education Perspectives on Migration’. Deadline for the initial 300 word précis is Friday, 16 September 2016. Find out more... 

CCAD: Special Purpose Award, Level 8 Certificate
Applications are now open for Crawford College of Art & Design, CIT: Special Purpose Award, Level 8 Certificate. Current applications are for the course starting 30 September. Deadline is 23 September. Find out more...

Global Schoolroom: Tea for Teachers
Global Schoolroom is holding its annual Tea for Teachers celebration and fundraiser on 05 October to mark World Teachers' Day 2016. This is an opportunity to celebrate the high standards of education in Ireland, while also taking a moment to reflect on the many millions of children worldwide who do not have access to education. Find out more...

Comlámh: Trade Justice Course
Comhlámh is running its Autumn Trade Justice Course over six Thursday evenings, 6.30 – 9.00 pm, starting 13 October. Find out more... 

Age Action Ireland: Seminar On Healthy Ageing In The Global South
Age Action Ireland are running a half day seminar on Thursday, 13 October, 9am-1pm, Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2.  This will explore what healthy ageing looks like for older people in developing countries, particularly the challenges and opportunities going forward in an era of global ageing populations. Find out more...

Comhlámh: Coming Home Weekend
Comhlámh's next Coming Home Weekend will take place 12 and 13 November in Glencree Peace and Reconcilation centre, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Find out more...

Other News 

10,000 Missing Children Campaign
Bray Refugee Solidarity group are running a campaign to get EU member states to create a cohesive, comprehensive policy for responding to and caring for unaccompanied migrant children travelling within Europe that is implemented in practice. Find out more...

Open Government Partnership Second National Action Plan
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has just launched an open consultation on the Open Government Partnership Second National Action Plan looking for ideas that will strengthen citizen engagement, improve transparency and strengthen accountability and governance. Find out more...

IIEA: International Migration and Development
Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, will address the IIEA/Irish Aid Development Matters Lecture Series on this International Migration and Development on 05 September, 12.45pm, IIEA.  His address comes ahead of the UN General Assembly's first of its kind High-Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Find out more...

Better Together: Video Story Competition 2016
The 2016 Better Together Video Story Competition for non-profits will open for entries on Monday 12 September at 9am. Any charity, club or association (no matter how large or small) working in Ireland can take part by submitting a short video story. Find out more...

Clann Credo 20th Anniversary Conference
Clann Credo - the Social Investment Fund is hosting their Annual Conference on Thursday 15 September from 9 am – 2 pm at Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, Dublin 8. Find out more... 

Film4Climate Global Video Competition
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about climate action. Deadline is 15 September. Find out more...

Léargas & Maynooth University: NUI Certificate in European Youth Mobility Project Management
This certificate is a blended and applied learning experience for participants who want to deepen their understanding of the context and practice of European Youth Mobility projects. It’s aimed at youth service managers and youth work practitioners who are interested in developing high quality international mobility projects in the context of Erasmus+. Deadline for application is 15 September. Find out more...

IHREC: Consultation on Women's Rights
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is conducting a consultation with members of the public and civil society on the human rights of women and girls in Ireland. This consultation is part of their ongoing work around the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Find out more...

AkiDwA: Anniversary Conference 2016
AkiDwA will hold their 15th year anniversary conference on 29 September, Wynn's Hotel Dublin, 10:00am - 5:00pm. The theme is 'Equality then, Now and future: creating a more equal and inclusive society.' The keynote speaker is David Stanton, Minister for Equality, Immigration, and Integration. To register contact: info@akidwa.ie 

DSA Ireland: Call for Abstracts/Papers for Annual Conference
The Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) is calling for abstracts/papers for their annual conference, 24-25 November 2016. Deadline is 30 September. Find out more...

EU & International News

The Development Education Research Centre Seminar Series
The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) will be holding seminars on The Critical Global Educator on Tuesday 04 October, and on Global Learning and Brexit on Tuesday 18 October in the London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square. To find out more contact Joanne.Samuels@ucl.ac.uk.
UN High-Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants
The United Nations General Assembly of World Leaders will host a high-level Summit on Refugees and Migrants which will take place in New York on Monday, 19 September 2016. Ireland's UN Youth Delegates, Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly and Colm O'Rourke will attend. Find out more...

Job Opportunities

Global Education Network Europe: Director
The Global Education Network Europe (GENE) are seeking a new Director. This full-time role may be based in Dublin and will require travel. The deadline has been extended to Monday, 19 September at 5pm GMT. Find out more...

Funding Opportunities

EIL Intercultural Learning: Global Citizen Award Grants
EIL Intercultural Learning wants to support your Global Citizen Award action project(s), activities or events, which will raise awareness about the people and issues you have encountered during your time overseas, by providing successful individuals and groups with grants of up to €200. Autumn Deadline is Friday 05 October. Find out more...

BAI: Media Research Funding Scheme
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is making a total of €50,000 available to suitably qualified academics, researchers and media professionals in order to carry out short-term research project(s) on a variety of themes. Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday, 14 October. Find out more...

EU Commission: Grants for Awareness-Raising and Education Activities aimed at Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women
The EU Commission has issued a call for proposals for awareness-raising and education activities to prevent violence against women. Deadline for submission is 27 October, 12:00 (noon) CET. Find out more...

Top Resources

Case Study: Let’s Talk: The costs of war in the context of the war in Iraq
Let’s Talk was a series of workshops for young people debating and analysing current issues undertaken in partnership with TIDE (Teachers in Development Education) based in Birmingham and Alternatives based in Belfast. Find out more...

Focus Ireland's 'Insights' series provides data and analysis relating to family homelessness in Ireland

Podcast on Syria by Storyful on how the conflict has been reported, the role of social media and propaganda, and more.

Interesting film 'Unbroken Ground' that explores the critical role food will play in our efforts to solve the environmental crisis

This interactive tour allows you to experience what life is like for people living in refugee camps in Greece. 

Calculate your environmental impact with the happy planet index

Top Reads

We should collect Apple’s €13 billion and change Ireland
Our decades old economic strategy based on low corporation tax is probably doomed anyway
Irish Times, 30 August

The empowering Burkini
There is something incredibly intrusive about armed police entering a beach and publicly demanding a female sunbather that she must take off  her clothes, pay a fine and/or leave the beach.
Developmenteducation.ie, 30 August

Human rights: A scapegoat for the ills of Europe
The public debate in the run-up to the Brexit vote was often based on racist and xenophobic resentments that wrongly associated human rights with the rights of minorities. But human rights are simply not a minority issue. They are for everyone.
EurActiv, 19 August

Rumours and lies: 'The refugee crisis is an information crisis'
As refugees desperately search for reliable information, one NGO has created a rumour tracker to investigate and disprove the myths circulating the camps.
The Guardian, 18 August



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