Entries by Ann Irwin

CWI Newsletter, Community Work News, Autumn 2016

Delighted to be presenting the Autumn 2016 CWI newsletter, Community Work News. Inside you will find information on: All Ireland Standards for Community Work The New LEADER Programme 2016-2020 The National Local & Community Development Forum – being organised by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government for November 23rd The Dublin North […]

Open Government Partnership – CWI Submission

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an initiative of 70 countries. It aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. It is run by a steering committee composed of governments and civil society organisations. As part of this international initiative, every two […]

Social Inclusion Forum 2016

To download the report from the 2016 preparatory workshops organised by Community Work Ireland and EAPN Ireland please click here The Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) was established by Government as part of the structures to monitor and evaluate Ireland’s National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion). The Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social […]

CWI Statement on LEADER

Welcoming the official launch of the LEADER programme by Minister Heather Humphries today, Community Work Ireland called on the Minister and her department to ensure that LEADER support is used to address the very real issues of rural poverty, inequality, social exclusion and isolation. Speaking at the launch, CWI spokesperson, Sinéad Smith stated, ‘Isolation has […]

Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland

Our Communities: National Framework Policy for Local and Community Development Update June 2016 CWI has produced a brief document providing an update on the Framework Policy for Local and Community Development and the plans that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have in relation to developing an implementation plan. This brief is based on […]

Public Participation Networks

Public Participation Networks (PPNs) were introduced in all local authority areas following the enactment of the Local Government Act, 2014.  The Department has developed a draft PPN User Guide to provide practical advice to all stakeholders on the operation of PPNs. This guide addresses a number of relevant issues including membership of PPNs, PPN activities, […]