Social Inclusion Forum 2017
Reflecting on the Past and Informing the Future
Developing a new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion
The government is developing a new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion. The annual Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) will form a significant part of the consultation process for the NAPincl.
In the run up to the SIF, GCCN is working with Community Work Ireland and EAPN Ireland to organise the first in a set of series of regional sessions in Galway on Monday May 8th in the Galway 2020 Hub at 11am – to be followed by the GCCN Social Inclusion, Community Development and Equality Linkage Group meeting.
We would encourage as many GCCN members as possible to participate.
The Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) is part of the structures put in place by the Government to support the development and implementation of its plans to address poverty and social exclusion. The event provides a forum for wider public consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues, particularly with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion and the groups that work with them.
In 2017, the theme of the SIF is Reflecting on the Past and Informing the Future and will be used to review the current NAPinclusion and support the development of the new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion as part of the commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government.
The consultation process will include a series of regional meetings and focus groups hosted by Community Work Ireland and EAPN Ireland that will inform a wider consultation process at the annual Social Inclusion Forum.
|May 8th||Galway 2020 Hub, The Cornstore, Middlestreet, Galway 11am to 1pm|
|May 12th||The F2 Centre, Rialto, Dublin, 11am to 1pm|
Further sessions will be held post SIF
- To register for the Social Inclusion Forum on May 25th please click here
- To register for the two regional events please please click here
- To download the Consultation Paper on the new National Action Plan for Social Inclusion please click here
- To download the current NAPinclusion please click here
SIF 2017, Thursday 25th May 2017, 9.15am – 4pm, The Aviva Conference Centre, Lansdowne Road, D4
EAPN Ireland and the CWI would like to encourage the participation of people with direct experience of issues that emerge from the regional workshops at the Social Inclusion Forum in Dublin. A small budget is available to support the participation costs (travel and childcare) of a number of people from the regional workshops from unfunded or under- funded groups and unwaged individuals to attend the SIF. Please let us know when registering for the regional workshops if you wish to avail of this support