Welcome to DE News for December 2010, the Development Education e-newsletter of the National Youth Council of Ireland. This month saw another successful One World Week and also the two exchange visits as part of the Ireland-Zambia youth worker exchange. We hope you enjoy this newsletter and wish you all the best for the end of this year and the beginning of next. If you want information included in the first newsletter of 2011 in January, please email information to email@example.com on or before the 6th January.
Development Education Project Officer, NYCI
1. NYCI Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange 2010
2. One World Week 2010, evaluation ongoing!
3. NYCI represents Ireland at the Global Education Week network, Brussels
4. NYCI Training and Development Brochure – Development Education Training in 2011
5. NYCI Development Education Advisory Groups
6. International Walk for Human rights, Saturday 11 December, Dublin
7. 8th Anual UN Youth Assembly call for participants
8. Euro-Africa Youth Summit grants
9. Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration film festival, 8-11 December
10. Stop Climate Chaos action
11. Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racism Creative Competition, 2011
12. EIL photo exhibition – Photovation, Human Rights Captured!
13. IACI Multicultural Young People’s Awards a success
14. EC launch public consultation on all aspects of external funding
A group of Irish youth workers visited Zambia from 28 October – 8 November, with participating youth leaders from YMCA, Foróige Blanchardstown Youth Service, EIL and NYCI. The return visit took place from 12 – 25 November when five Zambian youth workers came to Ireland for the second leg of the exchange, representing Africa Directions, Barefeet Theatre Company, Junior Achievement Zambia, Savannah Intercultural Institute and Young Women in Action.
NYCI’s One World Week 2010 took place from 13-21 November and is a week of youth-led action and awareness-raising. This year’s theme was ‘Framing Our World – Images and Messages in Development’ and the resource is available to download at: ww.youthdeved.ie/resources/download_publications. NYCI’s development education programme administered approximately 18 mini-grants to local youth organisations to run events in their local community. Two central events took place in Cork and Dublin to showcase work by young people around the country. If you would like to take part in the evaluation of One World Week 2010, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OneWorldWeek2010. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 13th December 2010.
The network of Global Education Week coordinators took place in Brussels on 5/6 December. Global Education Week (GEW) is an initiative of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and happens annually in the second half of November. In Ireland, GEW is called One World Week and we have our own national theme-choosing process. This year the theme was ‘Images and Messages of Development’. The coordinator for One World Week in Ireland is the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). At the European Development Days, DEEEP and the GEW organised a joint side-event ‘Do Europeans Care about the Rest of the World?’ at which the final DEAR study was launched by the European Commission.
NYCI has launched its Training and Development brochure for 2011. Development Education training is available by request and a number of innovative trainings will be offered throughout 2011. NYCI is committed to supporting the professional development of the youth work sector. The Development Education programme of NYCI offers both accredited and non-accredited training that will cater for an individual’s need to increase both knowledge and skills to deliver quality global justice programmes in a youth work setting. For further information on training opportunities in 2011 see https://www.youth.ie/nyci/training-brochure-2011 and contact Alan.Hayes@nyci.ie
The NYCI Development Education programme would like to take this opportunity to thank members of our Advisory Group (AG) and Youth Advisory Group (YAG) for all their hard work in 2010. The fourth and last meeting of the AG takes place on Wednesday 8th December at 5pm. The YAG met 3 times in 2010, and was also involved in the Youth and the World Seminar (April) and One World Week central events (November). If you are interested in joining either of the advisory groups, please contact us.
After the 6th annual Youth for Human Rights International Summit which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, youth delegates from around the world came together through Facebook and email alone, with the idea of doing one thing to celebrate December 10th which is the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed. This idea is to have an International Walk for Human Rights. This walk is organised in Ireland by Youth for Human Rights International Ireland and will take place in Dublin on Saturday 11 December at 2.30pm. The walk will start at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1. Mmore information is available from Derrick Ngadi by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find the group on Facebook: Youth for Human Rights International Ireland.
The 8th Annual Youth Assembly (YA) at the United Nations will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on January 20 and 21, 2011. This YA will provide globally connected, young professionals, ages 21-26, the opportunity to help shape the achievement of the United Nation’s 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through training in relevant aspects of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Young professionals (ages 21-26) and youth (ages 16-21, involved in UN or MDG studies), as well as prospective youth assembly summer interns, are invited to register as soon as possible. Acceptance for this intensive program is extremely limited so be sure to register before the December 15, 2010 deadline.
The aim of the North-South Centre’s Youth Programme ‘SEED Funding – Africa Europe Youth Cooperation’ is to raise European awareness of issues of global interdependence and solidarity and to promote co-operation and human contacts between Europe, the southern Mediterranean and Africa. More specifically, the objective is to provide training and capacity building for young people and youth organisations as well as to facilitate policy action on youth in development policies, reinforcing the role of youth as a dynamic force in the field of North-South interdependence. For projects to be implemented during the period 1 May – 31 October 2011 the deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2011. More information is available on our webpage on our involvement in the North-South Centre.
Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration film festival includes several film screenings, along with a DJ music workshop, aimed at young people. Two films in particular i will appeal to youth – the opening film ‘Neukölln Unlimited’ tells the story of three young Lebanese siblings living in Berlin and their passion for hip-hop and streetdance in a blend of live action and animation; and ‘Family Exile Movie’ captures with humour and warmth the interfamilial relationships of an extended and Iranian film living in Europe, America and the Middle East from the perspective of a young filmmaker who left Iran for Austria as a refugee when he was a child. The festival accords special status to youth in the form of a media workshop called ‘Global Urban Music’ with DJs Double V and iZem. Tickets are available from IFI Box Office, 6 Eustace Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.ifi.ie. Masterclasses are free of charge. Please note it is necessary to contact FOMACS in advance to register. tel: 01-4023006end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or email email@example.com
The Stop Climate Chaos e-action to have the Climate Change Bill published before Christmas is available on http://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/takeaction/john-gormleys-to-do-list/.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is inviting teachers/tutors and youth workers to register to participate in the Anti-Racism Creative Competition 2011. Following a viewing of the SRTRC DVD, they encourage young people to use their creativity to produce a written, visual or audio-visual piece arising from the themes of the DVD. There are already 45 schools and youth services registered. The deadline is end of February 2011. More information about the competition, entry instructions, terms and conditions are at: www.theredcard.ie.
EIL Intercultural Learning has just launched its first photo competition! ‘Photivation, human rights captured’ aims at raising awareness of human rights through photography. The winner of the competition will have their photo published in the Irish Times and take part in a workshop with professional photographer, Edmund Ross. The deadline for submissions is midnight Irish time, Monday, 17th January 2011. Members of the public are invited to vote online and rate the photos. The public vote is open until midnight Monday, 31st January 2011, Irish local time. This voting will shortlist the images and the top 10 will be adjudicated upon by a panel of independent guest judges by Friday, 5th February 2011. Find out here how you can enter your photos and how you can vote.
On 19 November, IACI hosted it’s second annual MYPA in Dublin. According to Yemisi Ojo, Multicultural Young People’s Awards (MYPA) recognises the hard work of young people (Irish & non-Irish) whose dedication and contribution is making strides in the integration and cultural awareness initiatives that benefits both newer and more established communities in Irish society. The special guest of honour President Mary McAleese presented all the awards of the evening to all the winners present. Peter Hurley of Catholic Youth Care launched a resource booklet for young people, written by Yemisi Ojo entitled “Me, Myself & I” and also helped to re-launch IACI-Integration Of All Children in Ireland, formally “Integration of African Children in Ireland”.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on all aspects of EU external funding. Check online the consultation at http://ec.europa.eu/