Invitation To Launch of Research Reports.

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Comhlámh would like to invite you to the launch by Minister Joe Costello of two exciting new pieces of research on international volunteering that we have commissioned. The event will highlight the main findings from:  “New Evidence on Overseas Volunteering from Ireland and its Socio-Economic Impact in Ireland”, undertaken by Dr Pat McCloughan, PMCA Economic Consulting; and “Models of International Volunteering: Trends, Innovation and

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COMHLAMH’S COMING HOME WEEKEND 19TH & 20TH OCT 2013

Facilitated by Comhlámh staff and returned development workers, attendees will have a chance to explore together some of the important issues of the return/reintegration process: Putting the overseas experience into context Dealing with the challenges and opportunities of being home Applying the vast skills gained overseas for development issues from Ireland Understanding Reverse Culture Shock Looking at networking and career possibilities What does the

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Trade Justice Course Autumn 2013

This six evening course will introduce you to, and demystify the world of global trade. It will aim to get you up to speed on some of the key issues, perspectives and debate around trade and the developing world, and reassure you that you don’t need a degree in economics to have an opinion on these issues! What it will involve International trade rules

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What Next October 4 – 6th October

‘What Next’ is a course for returnees who have lived and worked overseas in the capacity of learner, volunteer or development worker, and who are interested to continue engagement in development education from Ireland. The 4-day course will engage participants in a critical process to explore development issues and skills to raise awareness and take action locally. An outcome of the course is that

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Success! EU Commission’s EPA Deadline Defeated!

  We did it! Thanks to your action and support, the European Parliament last week voted against the unfair EPA ultimatum and in favour of more time to negotiate fairer trade agreements (September 2012). Over the past weeks many of you wrote to your MEPs asking them to take a stand in favour of trade justice, and prioritise development over European commercial interests. We

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Dáil Committee Hearing on EPAs – April 2012 – Development Concerns Raised

On 4th April the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade discussed the Economic Partnership Agreements, free trade agreements which the EU is currently negotiating with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP). Comhlámh has campaigned for years on these free trade agreements. We are concerned that in their current form they will be bad for development, locking developing countries into being exporters of low value

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Aggressive Free Market Policies Savage Poor

Brussels – March 16th: Campaigners warned today that the European Union’s free market trade policies are savaging poor people and the environment in developing countries staging an action outside a DG Trade conference in Brussels where senior EU figures were discussing the issue of trade with developing countries. The action, organised by the Seattle to Brussels network used a five-metre inflated savage dog, representing

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Take A Step For Fair Trade With Fair Trade Fortnight 2012.

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This year Fairtrade Fortnight (27th February – 11th March) encourages you to ‘Take a Step for Fairtrade’, and make change in your everyday life. By buying Fairtrade products you are supporting a fairer deal for producers in the Global South and contributing to sustainable livelihoods. There are other changes you can make too. Join us to ‘Take a Step for Trade Justice’.Scroll down to read about

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