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IREX Europe


IREX Europe is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation providing innovative programmes to improve:  Quality of education  Strengthen independent media  Foster pluralistic civil society development  Reduce conflict


• Derives its founding principles from its network partner the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) • Funding – EU, UN, British, Czech, US Governments • Annual turnover (2011) - €1.3 million


IREX Europe Project Countries


BELARUS: Strengthening independent media and education Activities: -Enabling free and independent broadcasting -Training for journalists and civic journalists -Developing sustainable youth-orientated civic journalism platforms -Improving journalism education

Supported by the European Union, the United States Development Agency, and the Czech Ministry for Foreign Affairs


KENYA & SOMALILAND: Drama for Conflict Transformation Works with Somali communities in Somaliland and in Kenya utilizing Drama for Conflict Transformation methodologies to promote peace and stability. Activities: -Training disenfrancished Somalis and Kenyan youth -Building capacities of theatre professionals -Film festival (Somailand – 2012) -Theatre roadshow across Somailand

Supported by British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)


YEMEN: Women’s Leadership + Camera As Voice Activities: -Leading youth in developing film projects and facilitating discussions to explore human rights themes -Technical and professional skill development of women

Supported by British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)


European Neighbourhood Partnership Initiative (ENPI) 3 year programme to train over 1200 journalists across 17 EU neighbouring countries and territories. IREX Europe is part of a consortium led by BBC Media Action who will deliver journalism training and networking activities. The focus countries are : Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Supported by the European Union (EU)


IREX Europe’s Role With SJAC ASSIST IN RECRUITMENT OF KEY STAFF PROVIDE WORK SPACE REGISTER SJAC AS AN INDEPENDENT NGO ASSIST WITH ESTABLISING SJAC STEERING COMMITTEE ASSIST WITH MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES IN EUROPE


Next Steps ASSIST SJAC WITH FINANCIAL/ADMINISTRATIVE SET-UP (Key contact: Caroline Marmoz) ASSIST IREX WITH VISA DOCUMENTATION FOR STAFF (Key contact: Brenda Bogaert) FINALISE OFFICE SET-UP (Key contact: Mike DeVilliers) CONTINUE ASSISTING WITH MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES IN EUROPE (Key contact: Mike DeVilliers)


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