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Social Inclusion Forum 2014


Social Inclusion Forum - Tuesday, 1 April 2014


9.15am – 16.00pm


Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3

This year’s Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) will take place on 1st April 2014. This event 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.


The Forum provides an opportunity for wider public consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues, particularly with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion and the goups that work with them. This year’s Forum will focus on selected relevant and topical themes with focus on community participation.



Conference Documentation

Please find a detailed programme here.

Reflections on the European Peer Review of the Belgian Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion - Anna Visser, The Advocacy Initiative

Workshop Presentations:

Workshop 1

Alignment of Local Government and Local Development - David Dalton, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Alignment of Local Government and Local Development - Ann Irwin, Community Workers' Co-operative

Workshop 2

Healthy Ireland Strategy- Addressing Health Inequalities - Diarmuid O’Donovan, Director of Public Health, HSE West Senior Lecturer, Social & Preventive Medicine, NUIG

Healthy Ireland Strategy
- Making its Impact Real for Communities - Sinéad Keenan, Healthy Food for All

Workshop 3

Ireland's National Traveller/Roma Integration Strategy - Linda Grealy, Traveller Policy Division, Department of Justice and Equality

Ireland's National Traveller/Roma Integration Strategy - Ronnie Faye, Pavee Point

Workshop 4

Homelessness Policy - Aidan Culhane, Department of Environment, Community & Government

Homelessness Policy - Pat Greene, Simon Communities of Ireland

Showcase Projects

Many thanks to all the Projects that took part in the Social Inclusion Forum Showcase. Please find the showcase brochure here

Evaluation of Conference

Report of The Social Inclusion Forum 2013 Implementing the Social Dimension of Europe 2020’


All previous Social Inclusion Forum Reports and all Social Inclusion Division Publications can be found on here.


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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 7043968 Fax: + 353 1 7043945

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