Eastern European Aid Development Network Conference 2013
EEADN CONFERENCE POSTPONED:
Due to the tragic bereavements this week within two of the key organisations involved in next Saturday’s conference, the steering committee of EEADN has decided to postpone the conference until the Autumn. We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to all in the Aurelia Trust and Burren Chernobyl Project at this deeply sad and traumatic time, our thoughts are with you.
Venue: Irish aid centre, Saturday 13th April. 10am-4pm
About Eastern European Aid Development Network
In early 2009, Comber, an Irish NGO working in Romania since 1990, met with several other organisations working in Eastern Europe to see how Irish groups working in the region could benefit from sharing of knowledge and experience. There are up to 70 Irish charities operating in Eastern Europe, many since the early 1990s. The majority of these groups operate on a voluntary basis.
Two open meetings were held in September and November 2009 in Dublin and were well attended. In December 2009 the first EEADN Conference was held on ‘Aid & Eastern Europe’ which had 115 delegates present. Initial feedback highlighted a real need for material and support specific to Eastern Europe. Traditionally Irish development resources, aid and activities are concentrated on Africa, Asia and South America.
Following the success of the conference and the open meetings it was decided to go ahead and set up a Network for Irish organisations working in the region. EEADN is a voluntary project, maintained by charities and individuals who are interested in improving communication and knowledge exchange about the region in Ireland.
Our fourth annual conference is now fast approaching and we would be delighted if you and any members of your organisation could join us on the day!
Guest speakers this year will include:
Stuart Garland, Volunteering Ireland
Triona Collins, University of Limerick ‘Every mother wants to bring her child home’. Romanian mothers experiences of caring for children with disabilities.
Frances Haworth, Associate director, CCS fundraising, ‘An introduction to a major gift of fundraising’
Helen Walmsley, Voluntary Service International, Leargas Funding Opportunities.
There will also be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day.
Lots more information and a full schedule of events will follow shortly.
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