Event: Ireland’s contribution to the EU’s role in tackling poverty

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Marking 50 years of Ireland’s membership of the EU, this interactive and participative event will explore the contribution Ireland has made to the EU’s role in tackling poverty, and how the lessons learned can inform Ireland’s ongoing engagement. It will also provide an opportunity to assess what benefits this has brought for how poverty has been tackled in Ireland.

DATE: Monday 29th May 2023

TIME: 9:30AM – 1:00PM

HYBRID EVENT: Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, 16-22 Green Street, D07 CR20, Dublin 7 / Online

REGISTRATION: registration is now closed.

Panellists will be facilitated to engage with each other and conference participants, and World Café style table discussions will be used to stimulate dialogue and debate among participants.

PANEL 1: THE CONTRIBUTION OF IRELAND TO THE EU’S ROLE IN TACKLING POVERTY & THE BENEFITS GAINED

FACILITATOR: Professor Mary Murphy, Head of Department of Sociology, Maynooth University.

PANELLISTS: Helen Johnston, National Economic and Social Council; Margaret Barry, formerly with the Combat Poverty Agency; Martin Collins, Pavee Point Roma and Traveller Centre; Robin Hanan, Former Director of EAPN Ireland.

PANEL 2: LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

FACILITATOR: Dr Joe Whelan, Assistant Professor in Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.

PANELLISTS: Lesley O’Reilly, St Kevin’s Family Resource Centre; Niall Crowley, Values Lab; Patrick O’Riordan, European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland; Roshin Sen, Department of Social Protection.

See the full conference programme.

This will be a hybrid event with the option to attend in person or online. Registration and tea/coffee will start at 9:30AM. The event will start at 10:00AM sharp, followed by a light lunch at 13:00.

This event is funded with assistance from the Communicating Europe Initiative and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Read our publication ‘Ireland’s contribution to the EU’s role in tackling Poverty’, published to coincide with the conference.

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