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The Governance Code

IDEA complies with the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. The Code is voluntary and is available free to all boards/committees/executives of not-for-profit groups to enable them to check the management of their affairs against best practice. Find out more about the Governance Code here

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

IDEA is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages. All of the organisations that sign up to this code have a responsibility to uphold the values of human dignity, respect and equality in all of their communications. 

Click here for detailed information about the Code of Conduct.

If you would like to share any feedback on IDEA's implementation of the Code, please contact us here.

Comhlámh Code of Good Practice

As a Supporter of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice, IDEA supports good practice in international volunteering and is committed to a vision of international volunteers working in solidarity for a just, equitable and sustainable world.

We advise you to only support International Volunteering with a signatory of Comhlámh's Code of Good Practice.

Find out more about responsible international volunteering and the Sending Agencies that are implementing good practice here.

IDEA's Organisational Policies

IDEA's work is guided by a series of policy documents, which have been approved by our National Council.


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