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2015 Annual Social Inclusion Forum

Wednesday 25th March 2015

9.15am - 3.45pm

Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3


Theme: Social Policy Innovation for Social Inclusion

The Department of Social Protection will host the annual Social Inclusion Forum on 25th March 2015.  The Social Inclusion Forum is part of the institutional framework put in place by the Government to support the development of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 (NAPinclusion).  

The event provides a forum for wider public consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues between officials from Government Departments, Community and Voluntary Organisations and people experiencing poverty in relation to NAPinclusion. The Forum has ensured that people who are directly affected by poverty and social exclusion and those who work with them have a voice in the development of the policies that directly affect them, and in the ways that the policies are implemented.

The theme of the 2015 Forum is social policy innovation for social inclusion and will include a discussion on updating and extending NAPinclusion and workshops on social housing, migrant poverty, prevention and early intervention services for children and youth exclusion. See the Conference Brochure

As places are strictly limited at this year’s event please ensure to register via the link below as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



Social Inclusion Forum 2015


(for further information contact or 01 704 3614/704 3245)

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Social Inclusion Monitor 2013

The purpose of the Social Inclusion Monitor is to report officially on progress towards the national social target for poverty reduction including the child poverty target and Ireland’s contribution to the Europe 2020 poverty target.

It also presents information on supporting indicators of poverty and social exclusion. This Monitor refers to the year 2013, which is the latest data available from the CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions (published in January 2015) and from Eurostat (February 2015). Improvements in the timeliness of the data are expected for 2014.

Click here to read the Social Inclusion Monitor or here to read the Executive Summary.

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Latest News & Publications

Social Inclusion Monitor 2013


Social impact assessment of the main welfare and tax measures for 2015

Report of the Social Inclusion Forum 2014'Inclusive Growth - Building a Fairer Ireland'

Matching Funding for Projects funded by EU

Commission under the Social Protection/Social

Inclusion Strand of the PROGRESS Axis of the

Programme for Employment and Social

Innovation 2014-2020

New call for proposals under the Social Protection

/Social Inclusion strand of the EU PROGRESS

programme 28 August 2014

United Nations International Day for the

Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2014 -

Public Awareness Funding Initiative, closing date 12.00pm 28 May 2014

Social Inclusion Report: Incorporating Annual

Reports for 2011 and 2012

Social Transfers and Poverty Alleviation in Ireland

11 December 2013


Quick links to Publications

Social Inclusion Monitor 2013 PDF document

Technical Paper: Trends in Economic Stress

and the Great Recession in ireland PDF document

National Social Report 2014 PDF document

Social Inclusion Report: Incorporating Annual

Reports for 2011and 2012 PDF document

Table of Actions: Annual Reports for

2011 & 2012 PDF document

Report of Social Inclusion Forum 2013
‘Implementing the Social Dimension of

Europe 2020 PDF document

Technical Paper on Implications of Income

Pooling and Household Decision-making for the Measurement of Poverty and Deprivation
An Analysis of the SILC 2010 Special Module for
Ireland PDF document

Work and Poverty in Ireland: an Analysis of the

CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions

2004-2010 PDF document

Policy Briefing on Work and Poverty in Ireland PDF document

National Social Target for Poverty Reduction PDF document

Policy Briefing on the Review of the National

Poverty Target PDF document

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion

2007 - 2016.PDF document

Department of Social Protection, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí, Teach Gandon, Sráid Amiens, Baile Átha Cliath 1, Éire.


Tel: + 353 1 7043245 Fax: + 353 1 7043945

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