Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

The Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Becoming a Peace Education Facilitator with Glencree - Info Evening: 25 September, Dublin

Do you have a background in a background in youth work, peace studies or non-formal education and enjoy working with young people? Are you interested in becoming a Peace Education Facilitator? If so, join Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation from 5.45-7pm, on 25 September at Dublin City Volunteer Centre, Aungier Street to find out how you can become part of the Peace Education Team. This upcoming Information Evening, will be the first step to building the new team, so please join us as we will detail The Peace Education Program, the facilitation role and the application process. Find out more.

(2) Action on Global Goals Programme

Funded by Irish Aid, Action on Global Goals has been created to engage adult community groups on the Global Goals. Through a free interactive workshop you will learn how local action can lead to global impact. A toolkit has been developed which will further enable your community or youth group to educate others throughout your community. Exploring these goals will highlight how our changing climate impacts poverty locally and worldwide. These are necessary steps in order to work towards a sustainable community. Book in before 30 September to avoid disappointment. Find out more or contact Áine to schedule a workshop at

(3) IDEA & Comhlámh: Civil Disobedience and Social Change: 2 October, Dublin

The Irish Development Education Association, in collaboration with Comhlámh, will host a discussion on Civil Disobedience and Social Change on 2 October, 7pm, taking place in Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Speakers will include Dr. Ciarán O’Carroll, Extinction Rebellion Ireland, Aisling Hederman, Apollo House/Dubin Housing Action, and Jerrieann Sullivan, Shell to Sea. Find out more.

(4) Building Capacity in Development Education sector in Ireland: 4 October, Dublin

Centre for Global Education is inviting readers of our bi-annual journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review to participate in a Focus Group to assess the impact of the journal in building capacity in the development education sector in Ireland.  The Focus Group is part of a review of CGE’s Strategic Plan which is being led by Blue Moss Consulting.  The Focus Group will be held on 4 October from 11.00am – 12.30pm in IDEA, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. If you are interested in participating in the Focus Group please email

(5) Is there a sustainable way to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?: 5 November, Dublin

Development Perspectives are hosting a free two-hour workshop on the 5 November to explore SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. This workshop will focus on growth and degrowth within development, particularly regarding the sustainable achievement of the SDGs. The work of Rutger Bregman amongst others will be explored. A light lunch will be served following the workshop for all participants. Find out more.