Podcasts and Webcasts
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
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
- EUROPEAN COMMISSION VIDEO ON EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING HEADLINE TARGET - September 2019
Pat Courtney, principal of St Vincent's National School, recently spoke out about the continuing national homeless crisis. He joined Ryan Tubridy in studio on July 2nd 2019, to talk about the impact that homelessness is having on children's development.
Dr Paul Downes, Director of DCU Educational Disadvantage Centre speaks with Johnny Holmes of Near FM about the launch of the new Darndale & Kilbarrack Learning Hubs to promote access to third level education for the teaching profession.
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
Launch of report Downes, P., Nairz-Wirth, E., Rusanaite, V. Structural Indicators for Inclusive Systems in and around Schools, NESET II Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017 Dublin. DCU, St Patrick's Campus, September 20th 2017
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
- Outreach Empowerment and Diversity 2012
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