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GCCN Network News # 32
October 12th 2018

Social Inclusion Week takes place from 15th to 21st of October. See below for a number of events taking place
 Galway City Council and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present ‘Creating Inclusion’, the official launch event for Social Inclusion Week 2018.

‘Creating Inclusion’ is a showcase event featuring a range of creative projects that demonstrate best practice in disability inclusion.

Guest speakers include the award-winning Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Photographer Arun Asan, Accessibility Advocate David Kennedy and Martin Fitzgerald of The Play Platform.

Monday, October 15th from 11am to 1pm in the Tribeton (an accessible venue and ISL sign language interpretation will be provided). All welcome. For more email nollaig@galway2020.ie

Galway City & County Age Friendly Older Persons’ Council
Join us for a coffee morning for social inclusion week on Monday next 15th October from 11.am1.pm in the Westside Resource Centre (beside Westside Library) organised by the Galway City and County Age Friendly Older Persons Council – hosted by the Westside Resource Centre, and sponsored by COPE
A Slice of Life – baking Bread in Westside
Join us for a fun and informative baking session.
Bring bread from your own country and culture. Taste and share breads from around the world
Westside resource Centre, Tuesday October 16th 3-5pm. This is a free event
Launch of the Galway City Equality and Human Rights Statement
The launch of the Galway City Equality and Human Rights Statement will take place on Wednesday October 17th at 11am to 12pm in the Trainign Room, Galway City Hall.
All Welcome – To register email decaln@gcp.ie
Intercultural Mediation Information Session
Helplink’s Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) will host a FREE public information talk on how intercultural mediation can help people and communities achieve greater inclusion and diversity through shared communication and understanding.
Thursday 18th October in Galway City Library from 6pm – 7.45pm
To register a free place please e-mail CRC@helplink.ie

And in other news…………..

Hydro-Electric conference – Small Installations

Galway’s first-ever (small installation) Hydro-Electric Conference will take place on 19 October 2018 sponsored by NUIG, the Ryan Institute, and the Galway Waterways Foundation. The conference will explore the feasibility of harnessing the power of the rivers and canals that flow through Galway City to generate electricity. It is well-known that there is great power in the River Corrib and that there have been proposals over the years to exploit this power to generate electricity. However none of these projects have come to fruition.

The background to the conference is the world-wide imperative for cleaner, renewable energy and the need to decrease our use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels. At the same time, in Ireland, we are not meeting our renewable and carbon-free goals while being perilously dependent on fuel imports for our energy needs.

Speakers at the conference will include broadcaster Duncan Stewart, hydro-electric engineer Jonathan Cox from the UK, Martin Hogan regulatory expert, and John Fingelton major infrastructural contractor. Other interesting speakers have been invited.

The conference will begin at 9:30 am and conclude by 1:30 pm and be located in Room AS203 at the northeast end of the concourse on campus. Seating capacity is limited so book your place by registering below

Have you a project that uses sports, arts or culture as a means to achieve social impact?
Or a project that focuses on improving outcomes for children?
Check out our three new funding opportunities below.
Deadline: 5pm Friday, 18th January 2019
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Invitation for applications for the position of Independent Chairperson of the WRDATF

The Role of the Chairperson is to oversee the effective development of the Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force Strategic Plan and the implementation of an agreed work programme within a specific timeframe.

It is desirable that the successful candidate has:
– Experience of the role of Chairperson
– An interest and understanding of drug and alcohol misuse
– A strong background in business planning and Action Plan implementation
– A knowledge and experience of social inclusion issues
– Ability to bring together organisations and individuals from different sectors to work as a team

The position of Chairperson is a non-salaried post.  Out of pocket expenses will be paid.

Term of office is three years.  It is estimated a time commitment of 10-12 hours per month will be required for Chairperson duties.
Applicants should send a letter expressing interest in the position and Curriculum Vitae to Micheal Durcan, Co-ordinator, Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force, Unit 6, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway or email Micheal.durcan2@hse.ie .  It is desirable that the candidate include in their application details of their strengths and experience in line with the job specification associated with the position.
For further information and copy of job specification contact Micheal Durcan at 091 480044 or e-mail: Micheal.durcan2@hse.ie
Closing Date for receipt of applications: November 15th, 2018

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