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E-Circular 18-08-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 18 August 2016.

This week we have a reminder for you of where to access the videos of IDEA's Annual Conference. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from Suas, NUI Galway, ECO-UNESCO, ActionAid, Kimmage DSC, Trócaire, Plan International Ireland, Lourdes Youth and Community Services (LYCS), Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD), Development Perspectives, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Centre for Global Education, Global Schoolroom, Age Action Ireland, and Comhlámh. 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


Reminder: IDEA Annual Conference Videos
If you missed our Annual Conference on Migrating Perspectives this year or you would like to revisit the presentations by our panellists Prof. Eoin Deveraux, Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick; Salome Mbugua, Vice-Chair European Network of Migrant Women, and Head of Mission at Wezesha; Mbemba Jabbi, Founder and Managing Director of Jabbi Group Limited; and Deo Ladislas Ndakengerwa, Human Rights and Anti-racism Activist, you can watch them here.

Member & Partner News

Suas & NUIG: Seminar on Rethinking Internationalisation in Higher Education for Global Citizenship
NUIG and Suas are hosting a seminar on Rethinking Internationalisation in Higher Education for Global Citizenship at the Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 on Monday 22 August, 4:30pm – 6:30pm. The aim is to promote dialogue, sharing, and collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the area of Global Citizenship Education.  Find out more...

ECO-UNESCO: Education for Sustainable Developement - Environmental Perspective 
ECO-UNESCO is running 2 days of training, 23-24 August, on Education for Sustainable Development. These short courses will provide the knowledge and skills for utilising Education for Sustainable Development either in an informal or formal setting. Find out more...

ActionAid: Tax Justice and Campaigning Course
ActionAid Ireland will be running an eight week Tax Justice and Campaigning Course, on Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8pm, from 13 September – 01 November. Sign up by 01 September. Find out more... 

Suas: Volunteers for the 8x8 Photo and Film Festival
Suas is looking for volunteers who are studying in Trinity, Maynooth, UCC, UL, NUIG, UCC, DCU, UCD or DIT to support their 8x8 Photo and Film Festival. Find out more about getting involved by emailing deirdre@suas.ie

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...

Trócaire: Action for a Just World
Trócaire is seeking 12 youth groups from across Ireland for its Action for a Just World programme. Young people will have the opportunity to explore Climate change by taking part in a residential challenge, reach out to their peers and develop a joint National Youth-Led campaign. 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... 

LYCS: Women of the World Training Partners
Lourdes Youth and Community Services is looking for partners with whom to run their Women of the World training. They are particularly interested in partners in local areas who have reach into communities of women activists who would benefit from the learning. 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 

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...

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+. 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...

AkiDwA: Annual Conference 2016
AkiDwA will hold their annual conference on 29 September, Wynn's Hotel Dublin, 10:00am - 5:00pm. The theme for this year 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

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, September 19th 2016. Ireland's UN Youth Delegates, Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly and Colm O'Rourke will attend. Find out more...

Re.imagining Activism - A Practical Guide
The SmartCSOs Lab has just release a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. This provides advice and questions to ask when you want to change organisations, campaigns or become active on system change in another way.  Find out more...

Job Opportunities

Plan International Ireland: Internship
Plan International Ireland are looking for an intern to support their Development Education and Disability Programmes. Deadline is 24 August. 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...

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: Festival of World Culture Public Education Project
This project revolved around a group of young people from the Dundrum/Dun Laoghaire area designing and delivering an art platform with which to interact with the public and the Dun Laoghaire festival of World Cultures. Find out more...

Great list of information and resources on migration created by the National Youth Council of Ireland

The latest book by David Hicks, former Professor in the School of Education, Bath Spa University, Climate Change Companion is now available for free download. 

Top Reads

World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring
July was hotter than any month globally since records began – but some areas, such as the Middle East, suffer more than others
The Guardian, 16 August

Can we feed 10 billion people on organic farming alone?
Organic farming creates more profit and yields healthier produce. It’s time it played the role it deserves in feeding a rapidly growing world population
The Guardian, 14 August

In less than 8 months we’ve exhausted nature’s budget for the year (…again!)
Today is Earth Overshoot Day: the day when humanity’s demand on nature (such as land, trees and fish) exceeds what earth can regenerate that year.
Developmenteducation.ie, 08 August

Ireland ‘almost a laughing stock’ in dealing with migrants
State ‘miles behind’ with only ‘pathetic’ 311 of 4,000 refugees committed to taken in
Irish Times, 28 July

Why the struggle for LGBTI rights must be my struggle and  yours
Every generation has its iconic struggle for equality, from the civil rights movement to the push towards gender parity. Today, that struggle is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights. Equaltimes.org, 20 July


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