Six week evening course, starting Thursday 25th October 2012 at 6:15pm
This course has finished! Keep an eye on our website for future dates and course information.
These days everybody’s talking about local and global economics. In Ireland the debate continues about how economies should be managed, and in whose interest economic and financial decisions are made.
But what about developing countries? International trade rules have a huge impact on people in the Global South. A fair trading system could lift millions of people out of poverty, and reduce many countries’ dependence on aid. Yet trade justice activists believe in many cases the rules of the global economy have been set up to serve the interests of big business, not people.
This six evening course will introduce you to, and demystify the world of global trade. The course aims 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!
We will discuss and debate questions such as the following:
How does global trade work? What role do Ireland, the EU, and the WTO play? What impacts are they having? What is the difference between Free Trade and Fair Trade? What alternatives can we propose? How can we work towards global trade justice?
The course will use a range of methods, will include policy inputs on key issues, and will be lively, interactive and participatory. Speakers on the course are leading activists and campaigners for trade justice. The course is an introductory rather than an academic one.
Venue: Irish Aid Volunteer Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Cost: €35 for Comhlámh members (why not consider joining?); €55 for non-members; Asylum Seekers: €2 Unemployed/students: €15
To Book: This course is now full! Bookings are now closed. For information on all our other upcoming courses please check http://www.comhlamh.org/trainings-and-courses.html
Past participants' feedback on the course:
"It really communicated to me the effects that trade has on the quality of life of all people worldwide"
"interesting and informative" - "great to have a variety of speakers"
"After doing the course I will try to be more attentive of my lifestyle in consuming and perspective"
"I learnt an awful lot!"
This course is funded by Trócaire.
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