Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

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(1) The Lunchtime Seminar Series: International law, quest for justice and minorities: the Catalans and Kurds: 1-2pm, 14 November, Dublin

In association with the Catalan National Assembly in Ireland and Kurdish Irish Society. Taking place at Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin in Room D114. To find out more email

(2) Development Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2019 - (En)gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice: 14-15 November, Dublin

This year’s DSAI conference theme is (en)Gendering Development. The conference will include break-out sessions running across all our Study Groups; Adaptive Programming, Civil Society, Education, Gender, Health and Nutrition, Humanitarian Action, ICT4D, and the  vibrant DSAI Postgraduate Network. Welcoming this year's keynote speakers, Professor Naila Kabeer of the London School of Economics and Professor Stephanie Barrientos of the University of Manchester, who will focus on gendered aspects of socio-economic restructuring in the Global South. Taking place at the Marino Institute of Education. Find out more.

(3) Not Business as Usual: Bringing Global Justice Issues into your Business Studies Classroom: 19 November, Athlone

Financial Justice Ireland are running a workshop to introduce teachers to our new resource for Junior Cycle Business Studies and support them in bringing a global justice perspective and active learning methodologies into their teaching. The resource covers a number of learning outcomes and explores topics including ethical consumerism, sustainable business ideas and considering concepts such as debt and tax from an ethical perspective. Taking place at Athlone Education Centre. Find out more.

(4) Léargas Forum - An Inclusive Europe, Stronger Together: 3 December, Dublin

Join us for the annual Léargas Forum. We have an exciting day planned with a keynote address from Hazel Chu, a performance from Experience Japan Taiko Team and a lively panel discussion about the role of educational exchange and cooperation programmes in building a more inclusive Europe. As political and socio-economic shifts in Europe and the wider world create a climate of unpredictability, it has become more important than ever to counter marginalisation and exclusion. We believe that European values and the programmes we manage have a part to play in building a more inclusive Europe, where we are truly stronger together. Taking place at Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(5) From Grassroots to Governments - Exploring Politics and Society using Development Education: 9 December, Drumcondra

Financial Justice Ireland are running this workshop to introduce teachers to our resource for Politics and Society which uses development education and active learning methodologies to encourage discussion and debate and support students in considering subject topics from a range of perspectives. Taking place at Drumcondra Education Centre. Find out more.

(6) Viatores Christi Project Cycle Management & Research Methodologies Courses

Month long courses for existing or prospective volunteers, development workers and missionaries who wish to gain greater knowledge of the principles of Project Cycle Management and Results Focused Planning as well as field based research methodologies.
-Research Methodologies (3 Hour Session) – 10am-1pm Saturday 7th December 2019 (Online)
To find out more email

(7) One World Week Workshops

One World Week Workshops will be a free 2 hour workshop aimed at young people and youth workers. The workshops will use non-formal development education methods that will connect young people and youth workers with Climate Change and taking action in their community. Find out more.