This training will provide skills and knowledge, which will enable you to contribute in building our movements for tax justice and a fairer world.
What will participants gain from this course?
Be part of a global movement to end poverty and tax injustice.
- Knowledge: Learn about international development and human rights, why tax matters, how harmful tax practices are hurting developing countries, why tax is a top priority for achieving sustainable development and how we can create change.
- Campaigning skills: Learn how to create an engaging campaign; plan, develop and execute actions; strategically lobby; mobilize activists; build a movement; and achieve change.
- Communication skills: Communicating technical and political information simply, messaging and framing tax issues, analysing and responding to audiences, creating compelling campaign communications, strategically using social media and engaging others.
About ActionAid's Tax Power campaign:
Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. Tax revenue is the most important, sustainable and predictable source of public finance for almost all countries.
We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in developing countries. This takes billions of dollars away from vital public services every year, and the world’s poorest people are suffering as a result.
The money lost to poor countries from tax dodging by corporations is enough to end world hunger 3 times in a single year!
Join with people in poor communities to make sure they get the investment they need for their local hospitals, schools and other vital public services.
ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. We work with the world’s poorest people to help them lift themselves out of poverty as well as challenging the structural causes of inequality.
When: 9am – 6pm, Saturday the 3rd of October
Where: Harbour Hotel, Galway
Who: Do you want to help end poverty? Are you motivated and interested in actively campaigning. This training will provide skills and knowledge, which will enable you to contribute in building our movements for tax justice and a fairer world. Applicants must commit to full-day training.
Meals: Free vegetarian lunch provided
Deadline for application – 20th of September.
About the training:
This training uses methodologies like participatory approaches and creative thinking to develop activists who are able to organize and engage for social change. The course will provide you with attitude, skills and knowledge through non-formal and formal learning processes and learning-by-doing exercises which will enhance your skills in the topics of tax justice, international development, campaigning and activism.
The training builds on the learning by doing principle - meaning that participants must develop, organise and carry out an actual campaign action in cooperation with ActionAid.
This project is funded
by the European Union
Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. We've just launched a global Tax Power campaign to make sure that big companies start paying what they should in developing countries - because right now, tax dodging and tax breaks are taking billions of dollars away from vital public services every year. Watch the video, and act now to make big companies pay what they should: http://www.actionaid.ie/tell-minister-noonan-we-want-corporate-tax-transparency
Added by Tax Justice Together Project