Between the 20 and the 31st august 2012 the IIRE held it's seventh Youth School.23 young activists from nine different countries (Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Spanish State, Sri Lanka and Philippines) participated in the session. During these eleven days, they lived together, self organising the practical life in the institute, attending the lectures and discussing their content and the social and political situation in their different countries.
The organisation of an International Women’s Seminar was decided in February 2012 by the leadership of the International.
The response was very important. About 30 women will be attending the seminar, coming from Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.
We received donations for helping with the travel costs of the participants from the Third World to an amount of more than 2000 €. The International paid also part of the travel costs.
On the 23rd February 2012, the IIRE oganised an international public meeting to discuss the politics of Humanitarian Rleif in the Third World. Speakers from France, Philippines, Pakistan and Sri Lanka exposed their experience and reflections in building humanitarian aid programs which promot social equality and human emancipation from the grassroots.