CWI Annual Report

The CWI Annual Report is now available for download – please click here

2015 was a very busy year for Community Work Ireland as we consolidated our new identity without compromising on our principles of engagement and participation.

It was a year in which we sought to engage our members in the process of influencing the Framework Policy on Local and Community Development. It was the year of the Sustainable Development Goals, which we sought to reflect on in the joint CWI & Maynooth University International Conference, Human Rights and Equality from Below. 2015 saw the publication and launch of In Whose Interests? Exploring the impact of Competitive tendering on Social Inclusion and Community Development in Ireland, important work that we are now building on.

2015 saw the opening of our new office in Westside Community Development Centre in Galway and the taking up of posts by Ann Irwin and Rachel Doyle as Joint National Co-ordinators. This annual report illustrates the level of their professionalism and commitment and the commitment of the Central Group, the Community Sector Subgroup and CWI Members.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Central Group, Community Sector Sub Group and all our members for their interest, engagement and support for the crucial work of the organisation during the year.