Research

Authentic and inclusive leadership

Authentic and inclusive leadership was explored by Eolas Soileir and their EU partners in Comhlámh in September – you can read more here from the coordinator of the project, Deirdre Quinlan.   In 2015 four European partners – ALP (Austria), Eolas Soileir (Ireland), University of Malta and Kameleonte (Italy) came together to explore, discuss and develop a concept and training for ‘Authentic and Inclusive

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Volunteering in humanitarian contexts.

“The European Union is bucking the trend and organising a €147million volunteering in humanitarian aid initiative which has the lofty target of deploying 4000 ‘EU Aid Volunteers’ (EUAVI) between 2015 and 2020. ” writes Kate O Donnell This form of volunteering  goes against the grain, in which volunteers are normally sent to areas of the world which are perceived to be less intense and

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Sioban O’Brien Green Reflects On Her Time With Comhlámh.

Pictured: Sioban O’Brien Green, with Minister of State Sean Sherlock and Comhlámh’s Head Mark Cumming. As the year 2015 begins and the role of Research and Policy Officer in Comhlámh comes to a close, Siobán O’Brien Green reflects on some of her work highlights during 2014. As the year 2014 began work was underway with the EUAV (European Union Aid Volunteers) research project commissioned

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Online Volunteering: A Comhlámh Discussion Paper Launch

Comhlámh today launched it’s latest discussion paper as part of International Volunteer Day (IVD) along with along with a short video focusing on the key elements of online volunteering. Online volunteering, also called virtual volunteering, refers to volunteer activities using any online device ranging from a desktop, to tablet or smartphone  in order to undertake or deliver tasks or projects. The main feature of

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Have A Read Of Our Comhlámh Discussion Paper On Diaspora Volunteering.

Today at the Global Diaspora and Development Forum hosted by UCD Clinton Institute in association with Irish Aid and Diaspora Matters Comhlámh launched a new discussion paper on Diaspora volunteering. Presenting the paper at the Forum Comhlámh’s Research and Policy Officer, Siobán O’Brien Green, outlined the benefits of involving diaspora communities in international volunteering from Ireland. She also discussed data on this form of

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Launch of Comhlámh’s Survey on International Volunteering from Ireland 2013.

Pictured: Minister Sean Sherlock with Sioban O’Brien Green and Mark Cumming of Comhlámh. Today the launch of Comhlámh’s latest research report took place at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle. This new research report is based on quantitative data emerging from an online survey issued to volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in Ireland. The new report presents an up-to-date picture of the state of VSAs

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The Two Way Street Of Good Governance and International Volunteering.

Pictured: Report authors Lenore Matthew and Benjamin Lough with a copy of the report. The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Programme and the International Forum For Volunteering in Development (Forum) today launched the results of a joint research paper on how international volunteers and International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCOs) strengthen governance structures. The research documents how international volunteering contributes to the legitimisation of public institutions

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Research Report Launch And Seminar With Jayne Cravens.

You are invited to attend the launch of a new research report by Comhlámh based on quantitative data emerging from an online survey issued to volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) in Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about online volunteering, to discover how it can benefit both VSAs and volunteers and to hear Jayne speak in Ireland for the first time on

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Mapping Study of Development Researchers.

The Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) is conducting a mapping study of development researchers on the island of Ireland. This study aims to provide support, recognition and opportunities for connection between development researchers.  The information gathered through this mapping study will be included in a database which will be searchable under a number of headings through the DSAI website.  Kimmage Development Studies Centre

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We’ve Reorganised The Reference Library In The Marius Schoon Members’ Room.

Fulya Ozkul, who has experience in large books shops in Canada and Belgium, guided the re-organisation of our library. Work began in April 2014 in the new Marius Schoon Members Room to organise and begin to archive almost thirty nine years of Comhlamh’s many resources and publications in advance of the May 1st Open House night. Siobhan O’Brien Green reports on the progress to date.

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