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E-Circular 18-06-15

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 18 June 2015. This fortnight, we're looking back on our AGM and Annual Conference. We also have news about The Wheel's training on charity regulation, an invitation to young people to contribute to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission's Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018, and a reminder about Trócaire's Mobilising for Justice grant scheme. Worldwise Global Schools is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer, and ActionAid Ireland is launching its Tax Power Campaign. Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie

IDEA News 

IDEA AGM and Annual Conference 2015

The IDEA team would like to say a big thank you to Joanna Maycock, Shona Murray, our Young Global Advocates, all the hosts who led our conversation circles, the volunteers that helped out on the day, and everyone who attended our Annual Conference and took part in the discussions on the day with so much enthusiasm. If you filled in a hard copy of the evaluation form at the end of the day, THANK YOU! If not, we would be really grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete the online version. We really appreciate your feedback and it will be used to improve the quality of future events. 

Member & Partner News

Ready for Regulation: Championing Transparency & Governance

Join The Wheel for two days of special training that will help ensure your organisation is ready and able to meet the demands of full charity regulation and best governance practice. The event will take place in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, 30 June and 01 July, 9.15am - 3:30pm daily. Cost is 50 Euro for Members of The Wheel (80 Euro Non-Members) for both days. You can book for individual sessions or for the full two day programme. Register here

The Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) presents #LascWedsTalks

Inspired by Comhlámh's #FirstWedsDebate, LASC presents their #LascWedsTalks! These will be addressing core affecting facing Latin America, including the political, social, economic, and cultural realities facing the region. The talks will be given by a variety of speakers from Latin America as well as experts on particular issues, and will be interactive with lots of time for questions and debate. They will take place on the last Wednesday of every month @7pm at the LASC offices, 5, Merrion Row, Dublin 2. The talks will kick-off next Wednesday, 24 June, with a discussion about Post-Chávez Venezuela - presented by Barry Cannon, Maynooth University. Find out more...

Other News

Public Consultation for young people on Strategic Plan 2016-2018

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission's (IHREC) Chief Commissioner, Emily Logan is inviting young people aged 16 to 25 to a meeting to get their thoughts on the development of the IHREC's first strategic plan. Their input will help shape how the IHREC carries out their work to make Ireland a fair and equal place. Join her on Tuesday 30 June, 11.00-16.00, Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse St. Dublin 2. Find out more... 

Launch of ActionAid Ireland’s Tax Power Campaign

ActionAid Ireland is launching it's Tax Power Campaign place next Tuesday 23 July at 6.30pm in Filmbase, Temple Bar with a screening of the award-winning documentary The Price That You Pay on World Public Services Day. The film screening is co-hosted by trade union Unite and will be followed by a panel discussion on the impacts of multinational tax avoidance and harmful tax practices on human rights and essential public services. Speakers include Nadia Harrison, Tax Justice Campaigns and Policy Advisor with ActionAid International, John-Mark McCafferty, Head of Social Justice with St. Vincent De Paul, and a speaker from Unite. Find out more...

Work Opportunities

Vacancy: Progamme Support Officer

Worldwise Global Schools is looking to recruit a new Programme Support Officer. Apply through www.selfhelpafrica.org or www.worldwiseschools.ie, download the application form and send it via email to recruitment@worldwiseschools.ie. Closing date for applications is 5.30pm, 10 July. Find out more...

WorldWise Global Schools Final Evaluation - Invitation to Tender

Just a reminder that WorldWise Global Schools is inviting interested parties to tender for an end of programme evaluation, which is expected to take place over an 8-month period (August 2015 - March 2016). Click here for detailed Terms of Reference or contact mary.mccarthy@worldwiseschools.ie for more details. Closing date for applications is 22 June 2015.

Funding Opportunities

Mobilising for Justice Grants Scheme 2015 Just a reminder that Trócaire is inviting applications for grant funding for development education, campaigning and advocacy projects on global justice issues in the north and south of Ireland under its Mobilising for Justice Grants Scheme 2015. For further information, please contact either Trish Groves in Maynooth: trish.groves@trocaire.org, or Rosie Murray in Belfast: rosie.murray@trocaire.org. Full details of the scheme, including guidelines and an application form, are available on Trocaire's website. Closing date for applications: 26 June 2015

Great Read of The Week

Brussels conference hears EU must tackle world poverty

European nations failing to meet 0.7% aid commitment due to ‘lack of political will’

The Irish Times, 15 June

Experts call for amendment to German constitution to reach SDGs

In September, the international community plans to set the new development goals (SDGs), for wealthy, industrialised countries as well. Now, experts in Germany are calling for tough reforms to end suffering in the global South.

EurActiv, 12 June


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