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E-Circular 02-06-16

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 02 June 2016.

This week we have the latest for you regarding our AGM and Annual Conference 2016. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from All Together in Dignity Ireland, ActionAid, Development Perspectives, Comhlámh, Trócaire, National Youth Council of Ireland, Lourdes Youth and Community Services, ECO UNESCO and Kimmage Development Studies Centre. We have the latest EU & International News as well as funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

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IDEA News 

IDEA Annual Conference 2016: Migrating Perspectives
Just one week to go to the IDEA Annual Conference 2016! This year we will be focusing on the role for Development Education in supporting awareness, understanding and action around issues related to migration. Our keynote speaker is Jay Naidoo, Global Civil Society Leader, and former Trade Union leader, Anti-Apartheid Activist and Minister in Nelson Mandela’s Cabinet. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to engage with a panel of experts on this issue to explore what Development Educators can do and how they can work with others to address this issue. The Conference and AGM will take place in Wood Quay Venue on 10 June. Register here...

Member & Partner News

ATD Ireland: Volunteers needed for UN End Poverty Day
All Together in Dignity Ireland are looking for volunteers for their "UN End Poverty Day" Team to run and support activities of the campaign "#WeAreOne to #LeaveNoOneBehind" which will peak in October 2016 around the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 
Find out more...

ActionAid: Free Tax Justice and Campaigning Training
ActionAid Ireland are holding free Tax Justice and Campaigning Training in Dublin, 04 - 06 June, 10am – 4.30pm daily. Find out more... 

Development Perspectives: Workshop on Sustainable Development Goal two, Zero Hunger 
This workshop is organised as part of the #SDGchallenge, a new interactive and participatory challenge to support the global movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals, will take place at 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, 7pm on 6 June. Find out more...

Comhlámh: European Union Aid Volunteers Initiative Info Talk
On 08 June, Comhlámh will have an engaging information evening about the EU Aid Volunteer Initiative (EUAVI). With support from the European Union, the EUAVI allows EU citizens to volunteer and contribute to providing humanitarian aid in the form of local capacity building, disaster risk reduction and recovery. Find out more...

Trócaire: Caring for our Common Home
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and Trócaire, in association with the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin will host a seminar ‘Caring for our Common Home; Towards an Integrated Perspective on Society and the Environment’ on Wednesday, 08 June, at Room G16, Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Find out more...

Trócaire: The Challenge of Transitioning from Fossil Fuels
Trocaire, Feasta and Cultivate are hosting three events focusing on the challenge of transitioning away from fossil fuels on 08&09 June. These will bring together activists, researchers and policy makers from environmental, climate, social justice, development and divestment movements. Find out more...

NYCI: Youth Arts Summer School 2016 
The National Youth Council of Ireland's Youth Arts Summer School 2016 will take place from 08-10 June. This training for Youth Workers will allow participants to work collectively over 3 days to create a street theatre event. Find out more...

NYCI: United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016 – 2017 
The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are calling for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016 – 2017. This will see two young people aged 18-25 join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2016 and February 2017. Deadline for applications is 09 June. Find out more...

LYCS: Transforming Our Worlds Through Music
Lourdes Youth and Community Services (LYCS) and Global Harmonies are co-presenting a morning workshop on 14 June, 10:00am to 1:00pm, that will be an exploration of some of the issues faced by humanity at the moment, through the lens of music and song. Find out more...

ECO UNESCO: Teen Summer Camp
ECO UNESCO's yearly teen summer camp is taking place from 20-24 June. This camp is for young people between the ages of 13 to 16 years and the cost is €90. If you have any questions please contact Anthony on (01) 6625491. Find out more...

Kimmage DSC: Scholarship to study in 2016
Kimage Development Studies Centre are offering a partial scholarship worth €1,500 to an Irish-based development worker and/or activist who wants to enrol in the full-time MA in Development Studies programme starting this September. Find out more...

Framework: A Dublin Community-led Design Programme

Framework was established in Spring 2016 as a joint pilot initiative of the American Institute of Architects and Dublin City Council City Architects. Its main goal is to empower communities to regenerate their built environment through a systematic design process. Find out more...

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2016
The Annual International Criminal Court Summer School 2016 is taking place 27 June - 01 July. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. Find out more...

Global Studies Association Annual Conference
The Centre for Global Justice at St Mary’s University College, Belfast, is hosting the 2016 annual conference for the Global Studies Association (GSA). The title of the conference is “Global (In-)Securities” and it will take place 29 June - 01 July.  Find out more...

The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016
The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016, in partnership with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway will take place on 01 and 02 July in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The focus this year will be on The Sustainable Development Goals: Equality, Human Rights, Peace. Find out more... 

Claiming our Future: Activist Summer Camp
Claiming our Future is holding a creative summer camp for activists, artists & everyone from Friday, 01 July, 12 pm - Saturday, 02 July, 4.30 pm at Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Find out more...

Other News 

Claiming our Future Civil Society Event
Claiming our Future is facilitating an event for Civil Society, Broken Politics - Civil society’s role in creating real change, on 18 June, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. The Mansion House, Dublin 2. Find out more...

Food Sovereignty, Food Security and Democratic Change
Professor Bina Agarwal the renowned developmental feminist economist, will give a talk on her recent work on Food Sovereignty in DCU on 21 June, 6pm in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences. Find out more...

EU & International News

Fundamental Rights Report 2016
This annual Fundamental Rights Report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights highlights challenges and achievements across a broad spectrum of fundamental rights issues across the EU. Find out more... 

Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development
This consultation is looking for your views on how EU development policy should respond to the range of landmark 2015 summits and conferences, and also to the rapid changes happening in the world. Views from the consultation will be used to inform the way forward on the revision of the European Consensus on Development and other external aspects of 2030 Agenda implementation. Find out more...

Funding Opportunities

DEAR Call 2016
On 18 March the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals for “Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union” known as the 2016 DEAR Call. The conditions for applications have been reviewed and each organisation can now apply up to 3 times in 3 different lots instead of the 'one proposal only' as previously established. The deadline for concept notes has also changed and is now 21 June. Find out more...

Top Resources

Case Study: Human Rights Biographies
The project encouraged participants to explore their own personal experiences of human rights issues in their own lives to date and highlighted human rights as personal ‘lived and experienced’ realities rather than as international instruments and procedures. Find out more...

This video from Global Citizen addresses some of the myths about refugees.

Check out this resource pack from Doras Luimní for tackling misconceptions and stereotypes about refugees.

Top Reads

A refugee’s tale: from professional career to a camp in Athens
Out of Syria: a new column written from inside a refugee camp in Athens
Irish Times, 28 May

President calls for ‘profound rethink’ of international politics
Higgins one of 6,000 world leaders to attend World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey
Irish Times, 23 May

Why are so many children around the world out of school? – podcast
This month’s podcast looks at why we still have so many children out of school globally. According to the Overseas Development Institute, 75 million children aged 3-18 years, living in 35 crisis-affected countries, are not getting adequate schooling.
The Guardian, 19 May

The Nepal Earthquake: A one year reflection
On April 25th 2015, the first in a succession of massive earthquakes rocked Nepal. Almost nine thousand people lost their lives in the disaster.
dsaireland.org, 31 May

10,000 missing children in Europe
The refugee crisis is actually worse than we hear, talk about and even imagine. Almost half of the world’s displaced people are children. 
Developmenteducation.ie, 23 May


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