Forthcoming Events

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(1) The External Aspects of Migration, 20 October, 12.45pm, IIEA, 8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

Lotte Knudsen, Managing Director Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Issues for the European External Action Service (EEAS), will focus on the role of the European External Action Service in mitigating the challenges of migration and asylum and will discuss how the European Union needs to work with its African partners to prevent both push and pull factors for migrants. 

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

(2) Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe: 19 October, 5.45pm, Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Featuring EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Brian Hayes MEP. Moderated by Audrey Carville, Morning Ireland. This is a free public event, however advance registration is required, please email to register your interest. 

(3) The Inaugural Dublin Human Rights Festival: 21 October, 12 noon - 6pm, Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International Ireland, National Women's Council, NXF (National Gay and Lesbian Federation) and the ICCL (Irish Council for Civil Liberties) are hosting a day celebrating activism and advocacy with panel talks and advocacy workshops. The panels will include discussions on LGBTI rights, women's rights, environmental rights and privacy/digital security rights (made accessible) with human rights defenders from around the world and there will be interactive workshops by VOCALISM (advocacy and storytelling for adults), Clowns Without Borders (circus skills for kids), Dabbledoo Music (music education and empathy for children), and Righteous Verse, protest poetry with a panel of poets (including Erin Fornoff, Sahar Ali, Felicia Olusanya, Colm Keegan, Oisín McKenna, John Cummins and Raven). There will also be stalls by OhMyDays (screen printing), Our Table (direct provision volunteers pop-up kitchen with treats and recipes) and There will also be stalls by OhMyDays (screen printing), Our Table (direct provision volunteers pop-up kitchen with treats and recipes) and information on human rights volunteering with PBI Ireland.

For more information, please click here.

(4) Poverty of Opportunity - Education as a Pathway to a Better Future: 23 October, 9.30am - 12.00pm, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Misean Cara is hosting an event to mark this year's UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty with support from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The event will take the format of a panel discussion with panellists including Jesuit Fr. Peter McVerry to discuss the gap in education in Ireland as it relates to homelessness, Presentation Br. John Guinane to discuss Girls Education in Ghana, and Loreto Sr. Brigid Tunney to highlight Girls Education in South Sudan.

Please email to register by Thursday 19th October 2017.

(5) Effective Problem Solving in Learning Organizations: 23 October, 5.30pm - 7pm, Haughton Lecture Theatre, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin

In our information rich era, success is driven not by how much you know, but how well you learn. If organizations around the world are to address our most pressing challenges, they need an evidence-responsive, context-sensitive, and adaptive approach to problem solving. This requires a structured and embedded decision-making process. The Smart Policy Design and Implementation (SPDI) framework, developed by Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at the Harvard Kennedy School, offers an analytical methodology—from problem identification to diagnosis, design, implementation, testing, and adaptation. This iterative cycle enables public, private, and non-profit organizations to become effective and flexible problem solvers. Professor Khwaja, one of EPoD’s faculty leads, will present the SPDI framework and illustrate it using his experiences in addressing the global challenge of financial inclusion. 

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(6) Meet VSO: 2 November, 6pm, VSO Offices, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

It's a great opportunity for people interested in volunteering overseas to meet and speak with staff and returned volunteers about what it's like to volunteer with VSO. All welcome. 

(7) Documentary showing - Palestinian Children Under Fire & Salem Wasn't Salem: 4 November, 3pm-7pm, The Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Following on from each of the film showings there will be live link up with the film makers respectively that will allow questions and answers and facilitate interactive conversation. Entry €5. 

For more information, please click here

(8) NYCI YOUth Summit on Peace, Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals: 23 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4

As part of One World Week, the National Youth Council of Ireland and Concern Worldwide would like to invite you to the YOUth Summit. For more information, please click here