Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

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(1) The 18th Annual Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Civil Society Forum: 9am-4.30pm, 17 January, Dublin

This year our event is dedicated to “Beijing+25: Taking Stock of Progress on Gender Equality". Almost 25 years ago, in 1995, the Fourth UN World Conference on Women adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, an agenda for women's empowerment, which remains the global blueprint for advancing equality for women and girls. In three sessions we will look back to the past, evaluate the present and think about the future challenges that await in an era where the international community is working toward Agenda 2030. Our key note speaker will be former Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, and current European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore. Taking place at Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(2) Grow from Seeds: Intercultural Education in Primary Schools: 10am-2.30pm, 17 January, Dublin

This conference aims to explore new ways of understanding Intercultural Education in Primary Schools. It will explore the use of creative arts as a tool to stimulate intercultural dialogue. The conference will include a keynote talk from Joe Little, RTÉ Religious and Social Affairs correspondent. There will also be a showcase of work from an Erasmus funded Grow from Seeds project, as well as presentations and contributions from practitioners and educators through a panel discussion. For more information on the Erasmus project please check our website. Taking place at Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin. To find out more email

(3) Bond Annual Conference: 23-24 March, London

Book a place at the Bond Annual Conference to get new insights on crucial global development and humanitarian issues including defending civil society space, SDGs, safeguarding, leadership, alternative financing and much more.  Hear the views of renowned speakers from around the world. 15-30% international and group discounts available. Contact Bond for a code: Find out more.

(4) 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.