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E-Circular 23-06-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 23 June 2016.

This week we have the latest for you regarding our upcoming event on Inclusion And Exclusion In Global Citizenship Education. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from ActionAid Ireland, Amnesty International Ireland, Trócaire, All Together in Dignity Ireland, Kimmage Development Studies Centre, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), 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


Inclusion and Exclusion in Global Citizenship Education
Join us at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, on Monday 27 June, 10:45 am – 3:45 pm, for a one-day workshop on Inclusion and Exclusion in Global Citizenship Education, in conjunction with the Moore Institute and Suas. The day will be facilitated by Momodou Sallah, Dalene Swanson and Su Ming Khoo, and artist Eimear McNally will help us to creatively interweave our insights. Find out more...

IDEA AGM & Annual Conference 2016 - Thank You!
The IDEA team would like to say a big thank you to Salome Mbugua, Deo Ladislas Ndakengerwa, Mbemba Jabbi, Prof. Eoin Devereux, Helena McNeill, Garrett Mullen, Nora Furlong, Aoife Titley, Valerie Duffy, Ellen Donnelly, Adrienne Boyle, Olivia Lally, 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 haven't had a chance to yet, we would be really grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete the online feedback form. We really appreciate your feedback and it will be used to improve the quality of future events.

Member & Partner News

ActionAid: Film Screening of Stealing Africa
Join ActionAid for a free screening of Stealing Africa, at 6.30pm on 23 June to mark World Public Services Day. This award-winning documentary exposes how mining companies in Zambia are making huge profits and avoiding their fair share of taxes, while two-thirds of people in Zambia live below the poverty line. Find out more... 

Amnesty International: LGBTI Film Screening of Homo@LV
Join Amnesty International Ireland’s LGBTI group for a free screening of Homo@LV on Tuesday the 28 June, 6.30pm in Filmbase. This renowned documentary tracks the origin of Latvia's first Pride in 2005 through to its abolition in 2010, collecting footage and commentaries from Pride’s supporters and protestors. 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...

ATD Ireland: Volunteers needed for UN End Poverty Day
All Together in Dignity Ireland are looking for volunteers for their "UN End Poverty Day" Team to run and support activities of the campaign "#WeAreOne to #LeaveNoOneBehind" which will peak in October 2016 around the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Find out more...

Kimmage DSC: Scholarship to study  in 2016
Kimage Development Studies Centre are offering a partial scholarship worth €1,500 to an Irish-based development worker and/or activist who wants to enrol in the full-time MA in Development Studies programme starting this September. Deadline for applications is 30 June. Find out more...  

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 

Complex Youth Theatre presents 16 Objects
Complex Youth Theatre is presenting “16 Objects”  its devised show remembering the centenary of 1916, at The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7 on Friday and Saturday, 24&25 June.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). The title of the conference is “Global (In-) Securities” and it will take place 29 June - 01 July.  Find out more...

The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016
The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016, in partnership with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway will take place on 01 and 02 July in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The focus this year will be on The Sustainable Development Goals: Equality, Human Rights, Peace. Find out more... 

Claiming our Future: Activist Summer Camp
Claiming our Future is holding a creative summer camp for activists, artists & everyone from Friday, 01 July, 12 pm - Saturday, 02 July, 4.30 pm at Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow. 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...

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

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...

GPE webinar series: The road towards quality Early Childhood Education
The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is hosting a webinar on “The road towards quality Early Childhood Education – experiences from Moldova and Zambia, on 30 June. Find out more...

Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together”
The NGO participants of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, have adopted an Action Plan towards realising the aspirations of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.Find out more...

Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth: Pathways to a new political economy
The Synergia Institute is launching its first face-to-face training program this September in Tuscany. Transition to Co-operative Commonwealth - Pathways to a New Political Economy, is an intensive 3-week programme that links the global with the local through the diffusion of transformative ideas, models, and practices that advance solutions for progressive change. Find out more...

Job Opportunities

Call for Tender for Evaluation Of DICE Project
The DICE Project Management Committee and Irish Aid are looking for a consultant to undertake an independent review of the project and its related structures, to evaluate its success in meeting the objectives of the Strategic Plan (2014-16) and to inform the project’s future direction. Deadline for receipt of tenders is 12pm, 23 June. Find out more...

Debt and Development Coalition Ireland: Development Education Officer
DDCI are recruiting a part-time Development Education Officer. The successful applicant will take the lead on implementing an exciting new project 'Grassroots to Government: Embedding financial justice in the Leaving Cert curriculum'. Deadline is 01 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...

Funding Opportunities

Trócaire: Mobilising for Justice Grants Scheme
Trócaire's Mobilising for Justice Grants Scheme offers support to projects in Development Education, Campaigning and Advocacy across the island of Ireland. Deadline for application is 24 June. Find out more...

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...

Top Resources

Case Study: Raising awareness of children’s lives in developing countries
This case study looks at the World Don’t Hide - Cherish every Child project, by St. Ciaran’s N.S, Hartstown, Dublin 15, which was the overall winner of the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014. Find out more...

Check out these materials on Child Labour from the International Labour Organisation.

Child refugees tell their stories in pictures with award-winning French photographer Patrick Willocq

Top Reads

The refugee crisis is a problem of poverty, not just migration
It is not enough to know how many people are displaced by conflict, we also need information on their poverty and the resources available to help them
The Guardian, 20 June

One in every 113 people forced to flee, says UN refugee agency
As number of people driven from home exceeds 60 million for first time, UN refugee agency sounds alarm over failure of nations to find collective solutions
The Guardian, 20 June

With Refugee Children Forced to Live in Squalor in Forests We Ask - Is This Really 21st Century Europe?
“Why does this baby get on a plane, but that baby has to live in a forest?”
Huffington Post, 20 June

That’s Men: How do you view the poor or destitute?
People research registered disgust rather than fellow-feeling at the image of a destitute person
Irish Times, 07 June

What can we take from the EDD16?
The European Development Days, organised by the European Commission, is a Europe’s leading forum on development. It brings the development community together each year since 2006 to share ideas and experiences and inspire for solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 
CONCORDeurope.org, 21 June

The former refugee who rescued his own family on a Greek beach
On World Refugee Day, we talk to Ghias Aljundi (pictured above left, in yellow), who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Greece since last year.
Amnesty.org, 19 June

Europe's and UK's global impact on development for all would be weakened by Brexit
On June 23 U.K. citizens will vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union. While there is a lot of talk on potential impact for Europe and the U.K. for either decision, relatively little debate takes place on what Brexit would mean for Europe’s and U.K.’s role globally.
Devex.com, 17 June

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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