DE News June 2011
IDEA Seminar - Leading Edge 2020
Join the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) for a free afternoon seminar on June 8th in Dublin. The seminar features a presentation by Trócaire on their Leading Edge 2020 research. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on 7th June.
Do you want to keep up with current trends in global development? Are you curious about what will happen after 2015 when the Millennium Development Goals come to an end? What should we be educating young people today about so that they can prepare to be engaged global citizens in the future? Join the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) for a free afternoon seminar on June 8th with Lorna Gold, policy and advocacy manager at Trócaire. Lorna will present the findings of Trócaire’s recently published research, Leading Edge 2020: Critical Thinking on the Future of International Development. The report outlined 5 major global trends and presented 10 recommendations for INGOs. After the presentation, IDEA will host a discussion on the implications for development educators in Ireland. For further information read here.
Date and time: 8th June 2pm- 4pm
Venue: Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Register: Contact email@example.com before 10am 7th June.
The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
NYCI represent Dóchas at European level
Elaine Mahon, National Youth Council of Ireland represents Dóchas on the DARE forum (Development Awareness-Raising and Education) Forum of CONCORD by CONCORD is the confederation of European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for relief and development. The Spring 2011 DARE forum took place in Brussels 17-18 May where Elaine hosted a meeting of the Youth and Children working group.
At the Spring 2011 meeting, Elaine was involved in planning for the future of the DARE forum (from 2012 on), including the DE Summer School in Czech Republic in 2012. A position paper on development and engaging with the public was endorsed and as chairperson of the DARE ‘Youth and Children’ working group, Elaine hosted a meeting of that group to work on a position paper on ‘Youth and Children in Development Education’ and a dossier of articles from experts around Europe on the role of youth and children in Development Education. To find out more about what happened at the meeting, please click here.
NYCI Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange - 2010 report now available!
The Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange is a reciprocal visit by Irish and Zambia youth workers involved in global justice and development education. 2010 was the 6th year of the exchange. The report of the exchange is now available to download.
The NYCI Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange report is at the following page: http://www.youthdeved.ie/development_education/zambia-ireland-youth-worker-exchange
There you can also find information on previous exchanges since 2006 as well as the personal experience of the exchange by previous participants from Ireland and Zambia.
If you would prefer to receive a copy by email, please let us know. Please feel free to share the report with your colleagues.
Globalfest 2011, Mayfield Community Arts Centre
GLOBALFEST 2011 main event takes place on July 16th this year. This is the 4th year that Mayfield Arts will host this exciting youth arts festival that brings together creative young people from all over Cork City and the country at large. This years GLOBALFEST explores the theme of 'Belonging'.!
From 11-16 July Mayfield is hosting a residential seminar in Cork.
We have two visiting artists from Colombia this year also who will be supporting youth to develop projects and creating work to be exhibited and performed as part of the festival. This year we will be delivering workshops in theatre, animation, music (song writing & rap ), visual Arts, mutli-media & film, dance & street performance from now right up until the event.
* Theatre * Dance * Visual Arts * Music & Rap * Film * Street Performance*
This years GLOBALFEST explores the theme of 'Belonging'! Where do we belong? Who do we feel connected to? How does it make us feel to belong? Does it change the way we behave?
Today, it is becoming more and more important for young people to feel like they belong.
From 11 - 16 July we are hosting a residential seminar here in Cork. We are inviting young people from all over Ireland to attend. Our seminar aims to create a space for young people to explore these themes - youth action the contribution that they can make to their communities. We will look at what barriers that exist for young people. How arts can be used as a tool for participation? How we can engage policy makers to hear our thoughts and opinions?
There are places for young poeple and their youth workers to attend. For more information email Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 021 4530434
ECO-UNESCO training courses and upcoming events for young people
ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's Environmental Education and Youth Organisation, affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). ECO-UNESCO aims to promote the personal development of young people and raise environmental awareness through practical environmental projects.
ECO-UNESCO have a number of training courses coming up, as well as events and programmes for young people.
A) ECO-UNESCO TRAINING COURSES:
- ECO-UNESCO’s Leadership & Strategic Sustainable Development: Tuesday 31st May 2011, 10 am – 4 pm ¦ 6th December, 10 am – 4 pm
Click here for further information.
- ECO-UNESCO Junior ECO-Watchers Training Week: (EPV Accredited training for teachers) July 4th – July 8th. Click here for further information.
ECO-UNESCO's Introduction to Sustainable Development (FETAC Accredited Module - L5) Intensive Course:
Fri 29th & Sat 30th July 2011 ¦Fri 26th & Sat 27th August 2011
Fri 28th & Sat 29th October 2011 ¦ Fri 25th & Sat 26th November 2011. Click here for further information.
- ECO-UNESCO's Introduction to Environmental Education: Tues 23rd August 2011, 10 am – 4 pm. Click here for further information.
All of the above courses will be held at ECO-UNESCO, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2. For further information, please click on the above links or contact ECO-UNESCO, T: 01 6625491, E: email@example.com, W: www.ecounesco.ie.
B) Events & Programmes for Young People
- Green Kids (Second Saturday of each month) 11th Jun, 10th Sep, 8th Oct, 12th Nov, 10th Dec. On the second Saturday of each month, ECO-UNESCO is offering a morning and afternoon workshop for children where they get active and involved in fun environmental workshops which include creating waste islands, making recycled paper, creating bird feeders, designing ECO-bags and much more. Click here for further information.
ECO-UNESCO ECO-Explorers Summer Camps: Jul (weekly), Aug (2nd – 5th & 8th – 12th)
Using ECO-UNESCO’s environmental hub The Greenhouse as a base from which to explore nature in the heart of the city, children explore nature and the world around them through outdoor adventures, interactive games, hands-on activities and much more! Taking a city centre safari and treasure trail, building a bug hotel, starting a sunflower race and even launching an ECO-Rocket are some of the activities your children will enjoy while learning about their environment and nature and having lots of fun! Find out more...
IDEA Annual Conference 17 June 2011, 'Learning for the Seventh Generation'
Registration is now open for the IDEA Annual Conference 2011, Learning for the Seventh Generation on 17 June at Wood Quay Space, Dublin 2. Key-note speaker is Sylvia Borren, Greenpeace Netherlands.
IDEA is the Irish Development Education Association. This year the conference focuses on the importance of a global perspective in the Irish Education System. We have invited policy-makers and practitioners from all levels of Irish education to engage in a discussion about how to move beyond curriculum linkages to truly embedding a global perspective across all teaching and learning. IDEA’s working group on Formal Education will also present examples of Good Practice DE in schools. As always the IDEA conference is a great opportunity to network and be inspired about the work we do.
The event runs from 10am - 4pm on Friday 17 June. The fee is €40 (€25 for IDEA members, €10 for unwaged). More information and online registration here.
Closing date for registrations June 3rd.
IACI Multicultural Young People's Awards 2011, Call for Entries
Call for Entries is now open for the MYPA - Multicultural Young People's Awards 2011. This award is run by IACI (Integration for All Children in Ireland) and is in it's 3rd successful year.
Kindly nominate any young person you know who is making an impact in the area of Integration & cultural awareness. The closing date for entries is 3 October.
MYPA Award aims: To recognize the hard work of young people whose dedication is making strides in integration and cultural awareness initiatives which benefit both newer and more established communities in Irish society, via active participation, planning, implementation, evaluation, & continuation etc.
TARGET GROUP: is young people from 3rd year to 5th year in Secondary school, young people in youth clubs, and direct provision. Young people doing Voluntary work
(Work completed between Sept 2010 to June 2011 will be accepted)
CATEGORIES OF NOMINATION (GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL PROJECT) ART & WOOD WORK, SPORTS, SCIENCE, HEALTH AWARENESS & THE ENVIRONMENT. MUSIC/SOCIAL STUDIES, COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEERISM, and SPECIAL JUDGE’S AWARD
PARTICIPANTS: Young people in Secondary Schools, Youth Clubs, Direct Provision
WHO CAN NOMINATE: Teachers, An Garda Siochana, Youth workers, Health Service Executives, Self Nomination, Community worker, Dept of Education, or any individual who knows a young person making an impact in their community.
SUPPORTED BY: Catholic Youth Care, Africa Centre, An Garda Siochana, ASTI, Co. Dublin VEC, National Youth Council of Ireland
Closing Date: October 3rd, 2011
Award Ceremony: November 18th, 2011
LGBT information evening with Clare Youth Service and Clare VEC, 16 June
An LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) information evening is being organised in Clare by Clare Youth Service and the VEC . The venue is The Temple Gate Hotel June 16th 8.30-10.30pm. All are welcome.
Keynote speaker at the event is Dominic Hannigan TD .
Other speakers include a young gay person from Clare, the parent of a young gay person, a USI support worker, and a CYS youth worker.
Speakers followed by a Q&A session. Tea and coffee will be served. LGBT Support Group Information available. All are welcome.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Mc Manus Clare Youth Service: on 086-6090051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As with all Clare Youth Service events involving young people this Information Evening is an Alcohol and other Drug free event.
Global Education on-line training-course 6 June - 1 July
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe will be running an on-line training course on global education with a particular focus on human rights. This four-week long online learning course involves 10 hours of learning per week, which includes reading, discussion and response to interactive exercises. The course runs from 6 June - 1 July and the deadline to apply is 29 May.
Global Education on-line training-course
This introductory online training course on global education (GE), with a particular focus on human rights (HR), targets practitioners in the field of education and development, teachers, social and youth workers, as well as policy-makers, civil servants and local and regional authorities.
This four-week long online learning course involves 10 hours of learning per week, which includes reading, discussion and response to interactive exercises.
It is based on approximately 150 pages of educational material that include a diversity of interactive individual and group exercises with coached assignments, a glossary and a virtual library as well as a discussion forum. Such exercises aim at developing competences in the fields of team-building, mapping of GE/HR situation in participants’ countries, GE/HR strategies and GE/HR activity development. more about NSC on-line training scheme...
Climate Change and Development: Impacts and Responses, Training 15-17 June 2011
DTALK in Dublin will be running a 3-day course scheduled for 15-17 June on 'Climate Change and Development: Impact and Responses'. This interactive course is designed to build knowledge and capacity within development organisations to bring them up to speed on the latest climate change thinking and to design ways of more effectively integrating climate into development planning processes.
Or contact DTALK:
Direct Line: +353 (0)1 4064307
Fax: +353-(0)1 4064388
Information on European Commission funding to Development Education in 2011
The European Commission has a fund dedicated to development education and awareness-raising in Europe in the "NON-STATE ACTORS & LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT" budget. The next Call for proposals will be launched in Autumn 2011. Please note that DTALK is running a training on how to develop an EU funding proposal from 14-16 June 2011.
This Call for Proposals for development education projects in Europe is due to be launch after the Summer, with a deadline for the 5-page concept note (brief summary of proposal) due on 21 November (to be confirmed).
While this is a highly competitive Call, you may be interested in finding out more. Information on the Call is now available on page 13 of 'Action Fiche 2' of the the Call "NON-STATE ACTORS &LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT". Go to page 13 of the above document for information on funding for development education in Europe.
These documents are also available on the EuropeAid website.
DTALK is running a training on how to develop an EU funding proposal from 14-16 June 2011.