Social Inclusion Forum 2021
Implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion
The Social Inclusion Forum
The Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) is one of the structures to support the development and implementation of Government plans to address poverty and social inclusion. The event provides a forum for consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues, particularly with people experiencing poverty and social exclusion and their representative groups/organisations.
SIF 2021 was organised in the context of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025, the national strategy to address poverty and social exclusion published in January 2020, that aims to make Ireland one of the most inclusive States in the EU.
SIF 2021 provided an important opportunity for civil society, communities and stakeholders to discuss how the Roadmap can address issues of poverty and social inclusion, taking into consideration the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feedback from the Forum will be presented for consideration to the Social Inclusion Roadmap Steering Group, chaired by Minister Joe O’Brien.
Reports and Presentations
Download the CWI & EAPN report of the Preparatory Workshops here and the presentation click here
Download the presentation on the Roadmap for Social Inclusion here
Download the presentation to the final Plenary here
Workshop 1: Core Essentials – Healthcare, Housing, Energy and Food (Chapter 8)
Facilitated by Tricia Keilthy, Society of St Vincent de Paul. Download the presentation by Amanda Slattery and Eileen O’Keefe, Ballyhoura Development CLG, here
Workshop 2: Supporting Families and Children (Chapter 5)
Facilitated by Saoirse Brady, Children’s Rights Alliance. Download the presentation by Clare Deane, Barnardo’s, here
Workshop 3: Expanding the Opportunity of Employment (Chapter 2)
Facilitated by Bríd O’Brien, Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed. Presentation by Joe Saunders, Irish Local Development Network
Workshop 4: Making Sure Voices are Heard
Facilitated by Paul Ginnell, EAPN. Download the presentation by Ann Irwin, Community Work Ireland, here