Other Information

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(1) Dóchas and 2into3 Partnership - Discounts for members

2into3 and Dóchas are delighted to announce a new partnership which we believe will add significant value to Dóchas members. 

With this new partnership, discount rates apply across all 2into3 services to Dóchas members. For further information on these discounts, please click here.

(2) Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bursary Scheme

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is delighted to announce the launch for the second year of our student bursary scheme for prospective students of the Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality at the Institute of Public Administration.

The Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality is a one-year, part-time programme that has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration.  

The bursary scheme will cover all course fees for successful applicants. The bursary scheme will support applications from a wide variety of organisations and individuals working in public sector bodies and civil society organisations. There are 10 bursary places available and 40% of those have been reserved for people working in civil society organisations.

The application process is open until 30 June. Apply now

(3) The Innovation in Politics Awards

This is a new European initiative to recognise political innovation; innovation that improves the lives of people living in our communities and strengthens human rights, democracy and social balance. 

The Innovation in Politics Awards are putting people and civil society participation at their heart:

Anyone from Ireland or any Council of Europe member state can:

  • nominate a politician or group of politicians at local, regional, national or European level for an award (closing date: 31 July 2017);

  • put themselves forward to be a juror (closing date: 31 August 2017);

A jury of 1,000 European citizens will decide who will win these awards. For further information, please click here.