Commissioned Research Reports
Brady, D. (2020). Retention Rates of Leaving Certificate in County Carlow, Published and commissioned by Carlow County Development Partnership. Foreword by Dr Paul Downes.
Donlevy, V; Andriescu, M; Downes, P & Day, L. (2019). Assessment of the implementation of the 2011 Council Recommendation on Policies to Reduce Early School Leaving. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Murphy, S; McKenna, G & Downes, P. (2019). Educational Gaps and Future Solutions A study of the holistic educational needs and experiences of a sample of homeless men in Dublin aged 18-38 Years. Dublin: Peter McVerry Trust.
CEDEFOP SELF-REFLECTION TOOL FOR POLICY MAKERS TO TACKLE EARLY LEAVING FROM VET - Access Self-Reflection Tool here
The development of the toolkit was developed by Paul Downes, Dublin City University under Cedefop’s framework contract 2013-FWC25/AO/ECVL/IPS-ARANl/EarlyLeaving/OO5/13 and the responsibility of Irene Psifidou, Cedefop expert at the Department for learning and employability, headed by Antonio Ranieri.
McNally, S. & Downes, P. (2016). Evaluation of University College Dublin’s ‘Future You’ Peer Support Access Initiative: A Relational, Community Development Systemic Outreach Approach. Dublin: UCD. ACCESS THE REPORT HERE
Maunsell,C., McLoughlin L., Carrigan, J & McLoughlin, V. (2013). RiSE: Reintegration into Society through Education and Learning. Dublin: Léargas and Educational Disadvantage Centre, St Patrick’s College
Downes, P. (2011). LLL2010 Project Report No 5. A Systems Level Focus on Access to Education for Traditionally Marginalised Groups in Europe: Comparing Strategies, Policy and Practice in Twelve European Countries. LLL2010 SP5 Comparative Report
Downes, P. (2011). Multi/Interdisciplinary teams for early school leaving prevention: Developing a European Strategy informed by international evidence and research. European Commission Network of Experts on the Social aspects of Education and Training (NESET) Cardiff University
Traveller Education Strategy submission by The Educational Disadvantage Centre, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, February 2004. Download as pdf file
Downes, P. & Maunsell, C. (2003). Expert Survey on family-based prevention, community-based prevention and indicated prevention (early interventions) in Ireland: Compiled for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Click here to access this report
Website version (October 2003), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Annual Report 2003, The state of the drugs problem in the acceding and candidate countries to the European Union: Country Profiles, Estonia and Latvia
Downes. P. (2002). Interim evaluation report on 'Oasis Counselling Service Ballyfermot' for URBAN, Ballyfermot (2002)
(The above are available for loan in the Educational Disadvantage Centre's Resource Library).