Forthcoming Events

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(1) European Premiere of the Documentary ‘It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti': 22 June, 4.30pm, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) and Queens University Belfast are pleased to invite you to take part in the European premiere of the documentary ‘It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti’.

Between 2005 and 2007, UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cite Soleil, a severely economically-depressed neighbourhood of Port au Prince. Though the raids were specifically targeting leaders of criminal gangs, scores of civilians (including children) were killed and many more injured. This documentary, developed with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Ulster University and Queens University Belfast, returns to Cité Soleil to examine the impact of those raids on the community and to find out how victims of the raids have fared in the ten years since they occurred.

Please confirm your attendance by email with Elizabeth Super

(2) Léargas Day of Discovery for Erasmus and Youth Funding: 12 July, 10.30am - 12.30pm, location tbc

Do you work with young people? Do you have a project in mind that needs funding? Join Léargas to discuss potential funding opportunities for projects involving young people. Talk to us about the issues that you are working on and find out about funding that may be available to your organisation. We will tell you about the wide variety of projects that can be funded under Erasmus+.

Here are just some examples:

-              Supporting young people’s right to participation and empowering them to engage with policy makers

-              Supporting young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

-              Arts projects involving young people

-              Working with rural young people and the issues that affect them

But there are many more possibilities! If you would like more information please email or call 01 8871208

To register for this event please click here.

(3) ActionAid screening of documentary on FGM: 25 June, 4pm, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 

Join ActionAid Ireland for the Irish premiere of Girls From Earth this Sunday 25th June at 4pm in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This powerful new documentary explores the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM) through the eyes two young women in both Africa and Europe. We will be joined by three women’s rights leaders from Kenya who will share stories of progress made towards ending gender based violence in their community, where FGM has been reduced by 27% over the past four years.

Book free tickets here or visit for more information.

(4) ECO-UNESCO Teen Summer Camp: 26-30 June

ECO-UNESCO's Teen Summer Camp is a perfect action-packed week for green teens! The camp aims to inspire young people to be more environmentally aware through hands-on workshops, creative activities and day trips to Bull island, Barnaslingan and Howth. This is truly a great way to spend a week in summer for young people aged 13-16 years old, from 26th to 30th June and the cost is only 90 euros. Contact Niall at / 01 6625491 or visit our website for more information:

(5) IIEA Address - Dr Joan Clos - Urbanisation: A Tool for Development: 5 July, 12.45pm, IIEA, 8 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1

Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat will address the IIEA on the recognition that the transformative power of urbanisation as an engine for sustainable development is a historical paradigm shift initiated by Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

To register, reply to, stating you wish to attend the [Clos] event in the subject line of your email or by phone on +353-1-8746756.

(6) Doctors of the Displaced - Medical Treatment on the Move: 5 July, 6pm, The Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

War, oppression and poverty continue to displace millions of people worldwide. While some attempt to reach Europe by treacherous journeys, many more remain displaced closer to their homes. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders will hold a free event at the Little Museum of Dublin discussing medical treatment for displaced people and those on the move.

MSF Ireland field staff Dr Conor Kenny (search and rescue) and Dr Mark Sherlock (TB/HIV – Somali refugees) will speak about their experiences caring for the medical needs of displaced people; both on land and at sea on the night. Please RSVP to Alex Dunne on 01 660 3337 or at