Since 1982, when the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) Amsterdam opened its main activity has been the organisation of courses. Our seminars and study groups deal with all subjects related to the emancipation of the world’s oppressed and exploited. During a session, the participants have the time to study, reflect upon their involvement in social movements, unions, students organisations, etc. and exchange ideas with people from other countries.
The IIRE shares the belief of grassroots activists that societies can and must be changed democratically from below. This change must be made primarily by those who suffer from exploitation, oppression and injustice. The IIRE stresses the importance of situating each struggle in a particular country in a broader context, and the need of concrete international solidarity.
In addition to our own activities, we support broader global and local projects to promote emancipation and social justice.