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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, […]

CWI Chair appointed the first Irish President of a UN Treaty Body

Today in Geneva, Community Work Ireland Chairperson, Anastasia Crickley became the first Irish President of a United Nations Treaty Body. Speaking after her election, Anastasia, who has served as a member and Vice-president of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination she will now lead, said ‘It’s an honour and privilege to be […]

All Ireland Standards for Community Work

The All Ireland Endorsement Body for Community Work Education and Training have produced a set of standards for community work (building on Towards Standards for Quality Community Work developed and widely disseminated in 2010). The aim is to provide a reference point and guide for key stakeholders that seek to support community work for the […]

CWI response to Our Communities: A Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland

CWI Response CWI has requested a meeting with Minister Phelan regarding the publication this week of, Our Communities- A Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland. We have highlighted a number of concerns related to the process leading up to publication and the content itself including;  The Ministers statement that “meaningful engagement with […]

Election 2016

Two Asks for Election 2016 Do you believe that significant effort needs to be made to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality? Do you believe that disadvantaged communities should have a say? We are calling on all Election Candidates to Support Community Development Towards a More Just and Equal Ireland Download the Community Work Ireland […]

Care and Control – Challenges for Creating Safe and Sustainable Communities

The title of this article ‘care and control’ has come from my experience and practice in responding to the very complex issues of community safety.  Over the last fifteen years, myself and other community workers in the South West Inner City of Dublin have been engaged in regeneration processes in the various local authority flat […]