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Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Rural Economic Development, Ms.

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Youth for the Future 'Learning to Change our World' ECO-UNESCO Youth for Sustainable Development Conference 2010

Youth for the Future ‘Learning to Change our World’
ECO-UNESCO Youth for Sustainable Development Conference 2010

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

ECO-UNESCO, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

Who should attend?
A conference for youth workers, youth leaders, teachers and community educators. Young people aged 15 – 18 are also warmly invited to attend with their adult support workers.

What will be happening at the conference?
You are invited to a day of learning, reflection and mutual support through workshops, keynote speeches, exhibition of projects and interactive activities.

ECO-UNESCO’s conference emphasises participation and the sharing of ideas and experience.
The conference forms part of ECO-UNESCO’s work for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The conference will share ECO-UNESCO’s experience in peer education for sustainable development. It is also an opportunity for youth workers, youth leaders, teachers and community educators to share their own projects and examples of good practice in non-formal education about environment, development, economics, sustainability, inclusion, justice, cultural diversity or other related aspects of ESD.

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday 14th September. Please register early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
NOTE: The conference is free of charge, however ECO-UNESCO requires all participants to register by Tuesday 14th September as there will be a fee for non-attendance.

Contact Jerrieann Sullivan ECO-UNESCO Youth for Sustainable Development Programme Co-ordinator
e: ¦ t: +353 1 6625491 ¦ m: 085 7676 089

ECO-UNESCO gratefully acknowledges the funding of Irish Aid for this event.

Future of CDPs debated in Dail

The closure of the Community Development Programme and the future of Community Development Projects (CDPs) continued to be a live issue. 

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