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E-Circular 21-07-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 07 July 2016.

This week we have the latest for you regarding IDEA's recruitment of a Finance and Administration Officer. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from Plan International Ireland, ActionAid Ireland, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Trócaire, The Wheel, the Centre for Global Education, and Global Schoolroom. We have the latest EU & International News as well as job and funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie


Thank you Heidi! 
We'd like to say a big thank you to our esteemed colleague Heidi Holden who will be leaving us later this month after 8 years with IDEA. Heidi's contribution to IDEA has been immense and she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and all our members that have been lucky enough to work with her and benefit from her support and insight. We wish her the very best on her new adventure!

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA): Finance & Administration Officer
We are recruiting a Finance & Administration Officer to coordinate our finance and administration function. This is a varied role requiring good organisation and multi-tasking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and experience. Deadline for application is 29 July 2016. Find out more…

Member & Partner News

Plan International Ireland: Development Education Committee
Plan Ireland is looking for people who are passionate about Development Education to join their Development Education Committee on a voluntary basis. Deadline is 11 July. Find out more...

ActionAid: ​Free Digital Campaign Training Workshop
ActionAid is offering free digital campaign training in Sweden from 15 to 19 August for eight people interested in women’s rights, international development and campaigning. All costs relating to the training will be funded by EU Erasmus funding. Deadline is 11 July. Find out more...

NYCI: Become a No Hate Speech Youth Ambassador
The No Hate Speech Movement are looking for Youth Ambassadors aged 18-30. You can use your skills to tackle hate speech by giving presentations in schools, colleges and youth groups or become an activist online by joining our social media team. Training to become a Youth Ambassador will take place in Dublin city on Wednesday 27 July. Find out more...

NYCI: Have your say on how to make Europe Diverse, Connected and Inclusive
The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are inviting 15-30 year olds to a Youth consultation on 28 July as part of the European wide Structured Dialogue Cycle V theme 'Enabling all young people to engage in a diverse, connected and inclusive Europe'. Find out more... 

Trócaire: Summer Outreach Development Education Workshops
This June and July Trocaire's Youth team is offering 2-3 hour global justice workshops to youth groups with a minimum of 15 young people aged 14 –25. Find out more...

The Wheel: Project Management Mentorship 
The Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute want to hear from members of The Wheel seeking the assistance of volunteer mentors as well as practical project management help. If you believe your non-profit could benefit from this contact Liam O'Neill for further details:  liamoneill@justsocial.ie.

NYCI: Certificate in Youth Arts 2016/2017 in Partnership with Maynooth University
The Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time programme of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice, with 6 modules covered over 12 contact days between October and June. It aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach. Deadline for application is 19 August. 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... 

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...

Other News 

How do we re-present education?: Development Education meets Critical Pedagogy
University College Cork, in conjunction with the Ubuntu Network and Irish Aid, are organising a Research Forum for Saturday July 16, 2016 from 9.15-13.30 on ‘How do we re-present education? Development Education meets Critical Pedagogy’.  The day will bring together scholars, practitioners and activists from both educational traditions and beyond to draw upon their synergies and collate a critical response to ‘education in our times’. Find out more... 

The Road to Marriage Equality Summer School
The Social Change Initiative and Social Intelligence Associates Summer School, 18-20 July, is aimed at not-for-profits in Ireland, UK and EU. Based on the learnings from the Marriage Equality Referendum, it will focus on campaigning and how to influence and effect social change successfully. Find out more...

DCU: Masters in International Development, Environment and Conflict
Dublin City University (DCU) is now offering a Masters in International Development, Environment and Conflict. The redesigned programme will run from September 2016 and will take a holistic view of how security, sustainability, and development all affect each other. Apply by 31 July (or by 10 July in the case of non-EU applicants). 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...

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

State of Civil Society Report 2016
The 2016 State of Civil Society Report summarises the key events, issues and trends affecting civil society around the world. The 5th annual report draws on contributions from more than 30 of the world's leading experts on civil society as well as investigative work from the CIVICUS staff, which was conducted in close partnership with hundreds of activists in the field. Find out more...

Nominate your UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals!
This September, the United Nations will announce the inaugural class of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalysing the achievement of the Goals. Nominees must be between 18 and 30 years old (as of August 12, 2016). Deadline is 15 July. Find out more...

Join the Action for Sustainable Development Platform
Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD), a new global civil society platform has been formed to help organise and mobilise around Agenda 2030. Its aim is to build public awareness, campaign and advocate, implement, and promote monitoring and accountability. Find out more...

Call for Project Ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!
If you have an idea for an innovative European Project on tackling skills challenges in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports submit a proposal to be a project leader for the opportunity to attend a project development workshop on Friday 9 December, Brussels, to meet potential partners and compose your European consortium for the following upcoming EU funding calls. Deadline is 16 September. Find out more...

Report on how Arms Dealers are profiting from the Refugee Crisis
The Transnational Institute in Washington has released a new report 'The arms dealers profiting from Europe's refugee tragedy'. It exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements. Find out more...

Job Opportunities

Youth Work Ireland, Tipperary: Development Education Worker
Youth Work Ireland, Tipperary, is looking for a Development Education Worker on a part-time, short-term basis. Deadline for application is 3:00pm, 08 July. Find out more...

The Jesuit Mission Office: Faith and Justice Development Officer
The Jesuit Mission Office is looking to appoint a Faith and Justice Development Officer in their Dublin office. The role will build on the current Development Education programme in Jesuit secondary schools in Ireland. Deadline is 15 July. Find out more...

ECO-UNESCO: Office Administrator/Manager
This high responsibility role offers the exciting opportunity to work at the core of a growing environmental youth organisation, and to assist in it's development and growth. Closing date for applications is Monday 18 July 2016. Find out more...

ECO-UNESCO: Operations Manager 
This high responsibility role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a growing environmental youth organisation. The role of Operations Manager is a core role within ECO-UNESCO, ensuring the efficient and effective management and operations of our wide range of programmes and services. Deadline is Friday 22 July 2016. Find out more...

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA): Finance & Administration Officer
IDEA is recruiting a Finance & Administration Officer to coordinate its finance and administration function. This is a varied role requiring good organisation and multi-tasking skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and experience. Deadline for application is 29 July 2016. Find out more…

Funding Opportunities

Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission's Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016 is open to a wide range of groups and organisations and aims to support human rights and equality activities in the areas of research, education, training, integration, equality and diversity. Deadline for application is 13 July. Find out more...

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Grants 
The Foundation has a rigorous grant process which aims to identify the most effective projects in the areas of education or health helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland. Next deadline is 26 July. Find out more...

Top Resources

Case Study: Empower Girls – Is the World Girl-Friendly?
This project involved three Transition Year groups participating in the schools network project organised by Schools Across Borders (SAB) setting up a mini NGO to promote MDG No. 2 – education for all. Find out more...

This SDG-themed e-zine from developmenteducation.ie contains blogs, infographics and learning resources to build lesson plans, for quick background reading or to get a flavour of some of the debates and issues at the heart of this ambitious agenda.
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Top Reads

30,000 Syrian children 'starving' on Jordan border
Nearly 70,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, are being denied food and water by Jordanian authorities.
Al Jazeera, 01 July

Climate change: communities and councils fill void on zero emissions targets
In the absence of ambitious climate action by the federal government, communities are leading Australia in setting renewable energy targets
The Guardian, 28 June

The EU migrant debate as ideology
Public debate in Sweden on EU migrants has become particularly divisive of late, reinforcing misleading notions of who is considered "deserving" of welfare and who "non-deserving". 
Eurozine, 15 May

Despite recovery almost 230,000 children in poverty
Since the onset of the recession the number of people in poverty in Ireland has increased by more than 100,000. 
SocialJustice.ie, 05 July

The debt crisis and how to make a ‘Third World’ economy
Vicky Donnelly reflects on working with third-level students on the issue of debt justice.
developmenteducation.ie, 14 June


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