Siobhan Mcguire

Corporate Communications Manager at Galway Development Services International (GDSI)

Siobhan Mcguire

GDSI Welcomes a New Addition to the Team

Patricia Hidalgo has been appointed as Office Administrator and brings to the role expertise in Communications and event management. Since 2014 Patricia has worked for institutions such as the Council of Europe, the Paraguayan Embassy to Spain and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. She has promoted, organised, and managed events across themes such …

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The GDSI Podcast – What is Civil Society?

Welcome to the The GDSI Podcast where we bring you the latest insights from our leading experts. In our episode on Civil Society, Monica Bucurenciu and Tanja Hafner Ademi, team leaders of our EU funded Civil Society projects the ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ and ‘The Tacso Project’ take on the challenge to define civil …

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The Right to be Respected – A Story of Resilience on International Women’s Day

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals describe gender equality as not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Progress has been made over the years to tackle gender inequality – there are more girls than ever before in school and over the past decade 274 legal and …

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Everyday Critical Thinking

Top Tips on Everyday Critical Thinking

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality” – Bertrand Russell. Russell’s insight into the importance of doubt forms the basis for this webinar on critical thinking by GDSI’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility. If you’ve ever wondered how you can make decisions from a place of objectivity …

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GDSI Raises over €2000 for Children’s Charity

The GDSI team has raised €2250 for Barretstown, an organisation which offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children living with a serious illness. The charity aims to empower children to regain their own inner strength, confidence, and self-esteem. Our team of Directors and leading experts are located all around the world – in …

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GDSI Experts Awarded for their Achievements in 2020

Monica Bucurenciu, Best Team Leader Monica received this award for her commitment as Team Leader on the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility, an EU-funded project led by GDSI Limited working with the six EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to promote the role of civil society actors in reforms taking place in …

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Facing Uncertainties and Re-focusing on Sustainable Development Goals: The Future of Investment and Entrepreneurship

The global economy currently faces weaknesses of social safety nets, exacerbating financial insecurity and inequality. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) policies in creating opportunities for all are important, so are policies reducing risks. GDSI’s Director, Fiorina Mugione, will moderate a webinar on inclusive investment and entrepreneurship policies on Thursday 19th November from 15:00 – …

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How a Belarusian youth organisation has now been in existence for 25 years by changing its leaders every year

by Valeria Volkogonova, Local Correspondent from Belarus and Alexandra Savinich (Office for European Expertise and Communications). Non-formal education is something not spoken about at Belarusian schools; however, there are some NGOs, which are busy building young boys and girls’ personal capacities and promoting their participation. The Youth Education Centre Fialta NGO became one of them back in 1995. Quite …

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