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E-Circular 12-11-15

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 12 November 2015.

This week we have information about our upcoming austerity workshop, along with our workshop on how can we work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We also have trainings, conferences, and events from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education and Trócaire, UCD Volunteers Overseas. Find out more about the Launch of GirlsCode4Climate@EDU Award, and check out our top reads and resources for the week.

Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie


Austerity Workshop

IDEA’s Community Sector Working Group is running an Austerity Workshop on Thursday 3 December at the IDEA offices, from 10:00 (coffee and registration at 9:30) until 13:00. The workshop is suitable for anyone engaged in any level of development education and wishes to know more about the connectedness of local and global debt issues.  The workshop is FREE but please register in advance with susan@ideaonline.ie.  Find out more...

Workshop: How Can We Work Together To Achieve The SDGs?
If you're an NGO or Civil Society actor join us on the 26 November, 17:30 - 19:30,  in the IDEA offices for a workshop led by our Young Global Advocates on the Sustainable Development Goal agenda. You'll have the opportunity to examine the relevance of the SDGs to your social justice work whether in Ireland or abroad, along with possibilities to network with other civil society actors to discuss possible collaboration in your work towards social justice. Find out more...

Member & Partner News

Change the World’ YOUth Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals 
Just a week to go to the Change the World YOUth Summit takes place on Thursday, 19 November in the RDS. Co-hosted by the National Youth Council of Ireland and Concern, as part of the European Year for Development, the event is open to young people aged 15 - 20 years. Find out more...  

The Educational Response to the Ongoing Refugee Crisis
The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, in partnership with Trócaire, will officially launch the Global Schools: primary education for a Just World project at a symposium discussion regarding the Educational Response to the Ongoing refugee crisis on Wednesday, 25 November, at 5.30pm in St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. Find out more... 

Conference: 'Making a Difference? Volunteering for Sustainable Development'
This year's UCD Volunteers Overseas conference will take place on 28 November in the UCD Global Lounge, and focus on the topic of volunteering and sustainable development. The conference is brought to you in partnership with Concern Worldwide, UCD International, VSO Ireland, Irish Aid and Comhlámh. Find out more...  

NYCI Annual Conference 2015: Playing Our Part
The National Youth Council of Ireland's Annual Conference will take place on 7 December in Dublin Castle. This year's focus will be Youth Work’s contribution to the implementation of the National Youth Strategy. Find out more...

Other News 

Launch of GirlsCode4Climate@EDU Award
Millennium@EDU  and VidCode have launched the GirlsCode4Climate@EDU Award  to foster climate literacy, global citizenship and participation as well as technology skills. This Award aims to contribute for a better understating of Climate and matters related, as a contribution to the objectives promoted by theUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Find out more...

Top Reads & Resources

Europe Letter: Migrant crisis an immediate challenge for EU
Thousands are arriving daily, with multiples of that on the move within the EU’s borders
Irish Times, 12 November

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