Event


Regional European Ideas Lab - Dublin

Greens meet Changemakers


INTRODUCTION

The first EU Ideas Lab was held in February 2017 and over 300 participants from across Europe attended.

Two thirds of the attendees were "Changemakers" (Representatives of NGOs) and one third were green party activists. The event was organised by the Greens European Free Alliance Group in the EU Parliament. The event was a success and is being repeated next March when it is hoped to attract 1,000 participants. The object was to bring people who are operating in the environment and social justice areas together to network, learn from each other and potentially progress common campaigns together. In addition to the event being repeated next March, 4 regional Ideas Labs are being planned in Denmark, Czech Republic, Spain and in Ireland. The Irish event is scheduled for Friday October 27th & Saturday October 28th, 2017 in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin. Participants are being invited from across these islands and beyond.

The objectives of the Dublin Ideas Lab are:

  • To provide a forum for civil society and NGO bodies from across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond to meet with MEPs, green political leaders and activists to:
    • Engage in a professionally facilitated and neutral space to share ideas, experiences and knowledge o Discuss specific topics according to a specified structure
    • Connect their struggles and spend a weekend in an inspirational atmosphere
  • To facilitate networking and to create lasting connections between the participants, which can help inform domestic and European policy and if possible enable the participants to identify and work co-cooperatively on common campaigns.
     

THIS EVENT IS FREE. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

  • Accommodation discount - to avail of 35% discount off the online rate for Generator Hostel (5 minutes’ walk from the Ideas Lab venue), please email: reservations.dublin@generatorhostels.com and quote 'Green Party Ideas Lab'.
  • As it is a bank holiday in Ireland, we would advise that you make your reservation as soon as possible please.
  • Reimbursement - please get in touch with us.
     

CONTACT PERSON :

Hilary Kavanagh,event manager
h.kavanagh@greenparty.ie
+353879964070

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

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PROGRAMME

 

 

Friday  27th October

16:30 - 17:30

Registration
Welcome coffee, tea and snacks

17.30 - 17.45

Welcoming words
Eamon Ryan TD (Irish Green Party Leader)
Ska Keller (MEP)

17.45 – 18.45

The Path Forward: towards a sustainable future

Moderator - Stiofán Nutty

David Donoghue, Ireland’s Representative to the United Nations and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Goals Talks
Ruth Davis, Director of Global Programmes, RSPB and former Political Director of Greenpeace
Stephen Humphreys, Associate Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Grace O'Sullivan, Irish Green Party

18.45 – 20:00

Forward Thinking Agora - Greens meet Changemakers 

Moderator Stiofán Nutty

20.00 – 22.30

Welcome Dinner and cultural programme
Live music performance, comedian Abie Philbin Bowman, Set dancing for all!

 

Saturday 28th October

08.45 – 09.30

Morning warm up
Meditation with the Jampa Ling Buddhist centre, Tai Chi and recycling crafts with visual artist Jane Groves
Coffee, tea  and snacks

09.30 – 09.45

Plenary introduction session
Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP and Co-Chair of the European Green Party

09.45 – 10.30

Get To know each other
Changemakers presentations

  1. Transition Towns - Jay Tompt
  2. ACES: Livelihoods and land use change in Mozambique - Estrella Lopez Moya
  3. Cloughjordan Ecovillage - Davie Philip
  4. All-Ireland Pollinator Plan - Dr. Una Fitzpatrick
  5. Black Protest: Ania Glogowska and Magdalena Galkiewicz
  6. Cork Food Policy Council - Dr. Colin Sage

10.30 – 12.00

Workshop
1

Knocking on tax havens doors

Nejedly Frantisek,
Tax Campaigner,
Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

Workshop
2

Sustainable Housing

Maggie Chapman, Co-Convener of the Scottish Green Party
and
Peter McColl, Co-Convener of the Scottish Green Party's Elections and Campaigns Committee

Workshop
3

Farmer 2.0 - farming in time of industrialisation

Thomas Waitz,
MEP,
EGP Committee

 Workshop
4

Energy/Climate

 Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, Co-Chair of the European Green Party

Eamon Ryan,
Irish Green Party Leader

Workshop
5

Brexit

 Patrick Harvie,
Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party

Workshop
6

Campaigning

 Dirk van den Bosch 

 

 

12.00 – 13.30

                                                                                                                 Lunch break

 

13.30 – 15.00

Workshop
1

Social Justice in the Age of Datafication

Dr. Arne Hintz,
Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University

Workshop
2

Taxation - Basic income


FEASTA,
Dr Anne Ryan

Workshop
3

Sustainable Housing

 

Davie Philip, Co-Founder Cloughjordan Ecovillage

 Workshop
4

Fisheries and Marine

Björn Stockhausen,
Seas at Risk

Workshop
5

Feminism and Women’s Rights

Anna Cosgrave, founder of Repeal Project and Ska Keller MEP

Workshop
6

Brexit


Michael Ewing,
Coordinator The Environmental Pillar
and
Craig McGuicken,
Chief Executive Officer of Northern Ireland Environment Link

15.00 - 15.30

Coffee Break

 

15.30 – 17.15

Workshop
1

Engaging people in climate change, climate action and climate solutions

 
Elaine Nevin,
Chair of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group

Workshop
2

Housing

 

 Pat Doyle, CEO Peter McVerry Trust

Workshop
3

Economy Community

 

Jay Tompt,
Transition Towns 

Workshop
4

Culture Strategies for public space politics

 Bill Posters of Brandalism

Workshop
5

Refugees / Migration: Riseup - end of deportation

Eddy Thacker and Helen Brewer

 Workshop
6

European Activism

 

Aurélie Maréchal, Director/Secretary General GEF 

 

17.15 – 18.30

Closing Plenary and comments

18.30 – 19.30

Networking and private time

19.30 – 02.00

Dinner and DJ
Rosa Nutty accoustic set, ancient Celtic Samhain stories followed by DJ set.

                     

Contact person

Phone Brussels
+32-2-2842081

Date & Place


27.10.2017 | 17:30 - 28.10.2017 | 19:00
Law Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

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