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EDC AND NORTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP

Interview on Near FM with Challenger Coordinator, Jeannette Beirnes where she talks about Northside Partnership’s Challenger Programme. The EDC and Northside Partnership have been working together for many years, providing oral Irish supports to local students with the cooperation of IoE student volunteers. LISTEN HERE

Paul Downes (@21.45) spoke on Kildare FM’s Kildare Focus on the report on Early School Leaving in Carlow

Paul Downes (@23 mins) and Dylan Thomas, from Carlow County Development Partnership (@31 mins), spoke with Eimear Ní Bhraonáin of KCLR 96 FM about the rerport on Early School Leaving in Carlow

McVerry Trust and Educational Disadvantage Centre Homelessness in Education Report 

INTERVIEW WITH DR PAUL DOWNES ON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ISSUES: RADIO NEWS FEATURES. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21ST 2019. NEWS ON THE HOUR FROM 6AM TO 10AM

Pat Doyle, Chief Executive Peter McVerry Trust, and Sarah Murphy, Educational Disadvantage Centre in DCU, discuss new research from DCU's Educational Disadvantage Centre into young homeless men's educational experience with Mary Wilson on RTE’s Drivetime, Wednesday 6th November 2019

MORNING IRELAND'S IT SAYS IN THE PAPERS, RADIO 1, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH 2019

Paul Downes Keynote Presentation, Finnish National Education Agency September 2019  (from 8.48)

Listen back to Ciara Kelly's Newstalk interview with Paul Downes, Monday October 14th 2019 (from 1.29.55)

Dr Paul Downes’  keynote presentation at the CNESCO (Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire) CIEP Sorbonne Universities’ Conference on Early School Leaving Prevention.  His presentation was entitled  Early school leaving: taking a holistic, differentiated and systemic international perspective on the issue.   Paris, November 9th 2017

Professor Daire Keogh's address

Dr Carol Coulter's address

Pat Courtney's address

Plenary session 

PREVENT ‘s challenge is to conciliate a theoretical thought of quality with the implementation of concrete recommendations useful to each partner.   

PREVENT enables to:

• Exchange good practices between countries in order to learn from them at a local level

• Build, at the level of each city partner, a local plan of action thanks to the work of a support group gathering professionals, associations, parents and more widely every stakeholders interested in the drop-out issue

• Communicate and share the information with a large audience targeting principally local authorities who are not involved in the project.    Antwerp, March 13th 2014  

  • Annual conference of the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) on Early School Leaving.

Dr Downes gave the opening address at the European Network of Education Councils (EUNEC) conference on Early School Leaving in the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). The title of his presentation was, ‘A Holistic Approach to Early School Leaving Prevention in Europe: Key Strategic Priorities for System Level Development’. This conference was organised by EUNEC, in conjunction with the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government (Ministry of Education and Science) in the context of its EU Presidency.    Vilnius, November 18th 2013

 Dr Downes' presentation is to be found at 24 minutes in on Part 1.

Press Conference

Paul Downes was an invited speaker at the 'Health and Welfare in the Nordic and Baltic States' seminar at University College London on Friday 26th November 2010. His presentation was entitled Social Exclusion, Ethnicity and HIV in Estonia: A Case for a Visit from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health?     London, November 26th 2010