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E-Circular 05-05-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 05 May 2016. This week we have the latest for you regarding our DEAR Concept Note Seminar and the IDEA Annual Conference 2016. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from the Centre for Global Education, Development Perspectives, Suas, Africa Day, Friends of the Earth, Young Social Innovators (YSI), Comhlámh, The Wheel, Trócaire, EIL Intercultural Learning, ActionAid and Kimmage DSC. We have the latest in EU and International News, and funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

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IDEA News

DEAR Concept Note Support Webinar

To support organisations working on a concept note (either as lead partner or co-partner) for the upcoming European Commission DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) Call, IDEA is holding a Support Webinar on Thursday 12 May from 12:00 – 12:50 (GMT). The speaker for the webinar is Alessio Surian, who consults the European Commission on Citizenship Education, and on DEAR. Find out more... 

IDEA Annual Conference 2016: Migrating Perspectives

The IDEA Annual Conference 2016 will focus on the role for Development Education in supporting awareness and understanding around issues related to migration. Conference participants will 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. Find out more... 

Member & Partner News

Policy and Practice Issue 22

Issue 22 of the Centre for Global Education's journal, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, has been published on the theme ‘New Models of Development: Lessons from Latin America’. Find out more... 

Development Perspectives: #SDGChallenge- Take the Challenge and Be the Change

Development Perspectives is launching a new interactive and participatory challenge to support the global movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals, beginning in May. Each month they will focus on one of the 17 goals. Find out more...  

Suas Ideas Collective: Participate in Summer Programme

Suas is looking for young people who have ideas for social or environmental projects that they'd like to put into action to take part in their Ideas Collective. The part-time programme runs over 3 months and supports participants to bring their ideas for action to life. Deadline for submissions is Monday, 02 May. Find out more...

Africa Day Dublin: Join the Volunteer Team

If you are interested in volunteering for Africa Day Dublin 2016 the deadline for application is 03 May. Find out more...  

People. Power. Action: Forging a Fossil Free Europe

This Friends of the Earth conference, 9 May, 1pm - 5pm, will explore the role of the citizen in the transition to a zero carbon, nuclear free, community centred energy system. Find out more...

Creating a Better World Exhibition - Invitation to Exhibit

The Young Social Innovators Awards and Showcase on 10 May 2016 will have 5,000 teenagers and their teachers from schools throughout Ireland participating. Find out more...

Comhlámh: Coming Home Weekend

Comhlámh's next Coming Home Weekend is taking place on the 14 and 15 May 2016 in the Emmaus Centre, Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. Find out more...  

Real Tools to bring about Real Change

The Centre for Global Education & Queen’s University Belfast School of Education are hosting a practical session on ways to engage young people in authentic active citizenship projects on Tuesday, 17 May, facilitated by Jamie Kelsey-Fry author of the groundbreaking youth empowerment text the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit. To find out more, contact stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com

The Annual St. Patrick’s College Maynooth Annual Trócaire Lecture

The Annual St. Patrick's College Maynooth Trócaire Lecture, 19 May, will focus on‘Migration – The moral challenge of our time’ with guest speaker Mr Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Migration and Development and President of the International Catholic and Migration Commission. To register contact mary.boyce@trocaire.org by 16 May.

EIL Intercultural Learning: Global Citizen Award Ceremony EIL’s Global Education's Global Citizen Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday 21st May from 2pm in Mansion House, Dublin. Special guests include Dil Wickremasing and The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. Find out more...  

The Wheel: Conference and Expo 2016

he Wheel's Annual Conference and Expo 2016 will take place in Croke Park on 24 & 25 May. This year's Lecture will be delivered by the internationally acclaimed philosopher Prof. Philip Pettit. 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. Apply by 23 May! Find out more...  

KODE Courses New, Revised and Updated

KODE (Kimmage Open and Distance Education), a programme of Kimmage Development Studies Centre, is offering an updated programme of distance learning courses. All courses are practical and learner-centred with an emphasis on developing skill competence through one-one-one tutor support, dedicated online discussions and comprehensive study materials. Find out more...

Other News

'What's The Craic With Tax?' Campaign

The What's the Craic with tax Campaign is run by a group of International Development students at Maynooth University passionate about the issue of Tax Justice. It aims to raise awareness and start a dialogue among young people in Ireland about unfair tax rules and practices and their affect on those in the Global South. Find out more...  

Workshops by Show Racism the Red Card Show Racism the Red Card is hosting a series of free workshops aimed an enhancing community capacity to tackle racism for those involved in the education of children and/ or young people. Find out more...

Research Methodology Workshop for Development Practitioners

One Day Research Methodology Workshop for Development Practitioners: “Research for Results” Development Studies Association Ireland and Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) are hosting a one day workshop designed to provide a focused and intense review of some of the main methodological issues starting off from practical research needs, 09 May 2016, 09:00am – 04:15pm. Find out more...  

Civil Society Study Group meeting

Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) will hold their next Civil Society Study Group meeting on the 10 May, 12:00 – 14:-00, in the TRISS Seminar Room in the Arts Building in Trinity College Dublin. The focus will be on the meaning of civil society in an Irish context. Find out more...  

EPALE: Free Training for Adult Education Organisations

EPALE Ireland is delighted to be able to offer FREE expert-led training to adult education organisations across Ireland. The aim of these trainings is to help adult education providers and community education organisations reach out to funders and potential learners to ensure that their work remains sustainable. Find out more...  

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...

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), 29 June - 01 July. The title of the conference is “Global (In-)Securities” and it will take place from the 29 June 2016 – 1 July 20 16. Find out more...  

EU & International News

CIVICUS: Global Day of Citizen Action

The Global Day of Citizen Action on 14 May is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of 'civic space' - the freedom to speak out, organise and take action. Find out more...  

Checkpoint Europe: The Return of Borders The latest volume of the European Green Journal, Checkpoint Europe: The return of Borders, is focusing on the European response to the current wave of migration to Europe. Find out more...  

Funding Opportunities

KBC Bank Bright Ideas fund

KBC Bank Ireland is calling on community groups across the country to apply for financial support for their dream projects from its €100,000 Bright Ideas fund.Deadline for applications is 31 May. Find out more...

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 deadline for concept notes has changed and is now 21 June. Find out more...

Top Resources

Case Study: Local and global justice youth-led awareness raising, education and actions nationally

One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year and links into the EU Global Education Week. Find out more...

This Ted Talk by Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed asks us to choose empathy over prejudice

Top Reads

Five steps to put young people at the heart of development  

Responding to the needs of the world’s 3.5 billion young people will be vital in achieving the global goals. How do we get them more involved in policy-making?

The Guardian, 29 April

Treatment of asylum-seekers remains ‘narrow’ and ‘mean’

Call for once-off amnesty for those in direct provision for more than five years

Irish Times, 28 April

Development Education: where we’ve been; where we need to go

This blog was written to stimulate discussion at an Irish Development Education Association seminar in Dublin on 4 May.

Developmenteducation.ie, 28 April
 


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