IDEA is offering a fantastic opportunity for young Irish people to become part of a Europe-wide Global Advocates Network. We have just opened our call for applications to join this network.


The Young Global Advocates Network is part of a three-year EC-funded programme run by IDEA, the Irish Development Education Association. The programme is called “Challenging the Crisis”. It aims to empower young people from the most indebted countries in Europe (Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Portugal) to become active, to work together to identify and overcome the issues that are affecting them as a result of the economic crisis.

As part of the programme, the Young Global Advocates will be supported to devise and run their own Europe-wide campaign. So if you know any passionate young people (aged 18- 30) who would like the opportunity to make a big difference please share the application details with them today! Deadline is Friday 7th February.

IDEA is also offering Challenging the Crisis workshops with any group of young people interested in learning more about the global economic crisis,  how it is affecting young people in Ireland right now and what we can do, together, about it.


1.       Go straight to the application form

2.       Read more about the Challenging the Crisis project

3.       Book a workshop with our Coordinator Elaine Mahon

4.       Like the Challenging the Crisis facebook page

5.       Follow IDEA on Twitter for more updates.

6.       Share this information with your networks.

For more information please call us in the IDEA office (01-6618831) or email the programme coordinator Elaine Mahon: