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About the IIRE

IIRE building

- in the service of progressive forces around the world

The International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) provides activists and scholars worldwide with opportunities for research and education in three locations: Amsterdam, Islamabad and Manila.

Since 1982, when the Institute opened in Amsterdam, 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. It has welcomed hundreds of participants, most participants have come from the Third World. The IIRE has become a prominent centre for the development of critical thought and exchange between activists. Our sessions give participants a unique opportunity to step aside from the pressure of daily activism. During a session, they 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.

After 25 years the IIRE moved to new and more modern premises. In 2007, the Institute has been equipped with a large and modern conference hall and meeting rooms, all provided with equipment for professional simultaneous translation. The Institute has its own kitchen and bedrooms for visitors. The Institute’s library of 25.000 books and periodicals is a unique resource for researchers in leftwing theory and history. Finally, we are supporting the development of IIRE sister institutes in Pakistan and in the Philippines.

In addition to our own activities, we support broader global and local projects to promote emancipation and social justice. The Institute regularly hosts public lectures and debates organised with other progressive forces.

The board of the IIRE is supported by a network of Fellows which plays a crucial role in developing progressive thought. Many Fellows teach at universities, but all combine practical activism with scholarly expertise. Fellows contribute to our publications, the Notebooks for Study and Research, and take part in our seminars.

Our website is being expanded with downloadable publications in four languages, audio files and video recordings. The recordings can be downloaded from this site - as can the audiotapes of the talks given by founding Fellows such as Ernest Mandel and Livio Maitan, dating back to the early 1980s.

The IIRE is an international foundation, recognised in Belgium as an international scientific association by Royal decree of 11th June 1981.


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PRIVACY STATEMENT International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)


Why this privacy statement?


We publish this statement in order to comply with legal obligations, such as the Personal Data Protection Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as of May 25, 2018. The personal data we keep are limited and essentially the e-mail address to send a newsletter to those who explicitly requested it. This information is not passed on to any other authority and is not used for any other purpose.




The IIRE is located in Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and can be reached via the e-mail address iire [at] iire.org.


How do we collect personal data?


The IIRE can receive information from you in the following ways:

Directly from you: for example if you contact us by e-mail or in writing, or by subscribing to our newsletter.


Which personal data do we collect?


When you register for receiving the Newsletter, only the e-mail address and name will be kept. Other information is not requested. The e-mail address of those who unsubscribe from the Newsletter are removed from the database. From website visitors, third party programs keep information about the use of our website, such as IP address, traffic and location data, so that statistics about the website's visit can be drawn up.


For what purposes do we collect your personal data?


The IIRE uses personal data obtained to send a Newsletter to those who requested it. If you no longer wish to receive a newsletter, you can use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter

Personal data are not used for purposes other than those described above.


With whom do we share your personal data?


The IIRE does not share the obtained personal data with any other entity.




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How long do we keep your data?


The IIRE will not keep your data longer than necessary. Subscriber data on the Newsletter will be deleted before the next Newsletter is published if the user has already unsubscribed.


What rights do you have?


Via the e-mail address iire [at] iire.org you can object in writing to the use of certain data by the IIRE, or request access to, correction and / or removal of your (personal) data. Upon written request, any corrections made by you will be processed. The IIRE will respond to your request as soon as possible, but within the week.




If we change the privacy policy, we will announce this at least fourteen days in advance on the website of the IIRE; this report will also remain visible for at least fourteen days thereafter. The change will of course be included in the privacy statement.


Questions, comments, complaints


If you have any questions, comments or complaints in connection with this privacy statement or the way in which the IIRE handles your personal data, you can contact us by e-mail at iire [at] iire.org



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The IIRE is an international foundation,
recognised in Belgium as an
international scientific association
by Royal decree of 11th June 1981.

Lombokstraat 40
The Netherlands

T: (+31) (0)206717263
Email: iire @ iire.org
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