Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)

IDEA is an association of organisations and individuals involved in the provision, promotion or advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland.

We have a vision of development education which is strong, credible and vibrant and impacts on all sectors of Irish society.

The Irish Development Education Association Mission is to:

  • Encourage and co-ordinate good communications and cooperation at all levels of the development education membership.
  • Promote a critical awareness of development education and encourage capacity building among the membership by: - Identifying, developing and promoting best practice in development education. - Promoting and encouraging an ethos of accountability and transparency.
  • Develop the organisation's capacity to a stage where it will be capable of representing and advocating for its membership with relevant government departments and bodies, nationally and internationally on the challenges facing development education, including ensuring development education is adequately resourced at a local, national and European level.

Contact Information: 

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)
6 Gardiner Row,
Dublin 1,

Phone: +353 (0)1 878 8480


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