The Social Inclusion Forum 2018 (SIF) will take place on Thursday, 10 May 2018, at the Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. The theme discussed will be: Social Inclusion in a Changing Environment.
This event is part of the institutional framework put in place by the Government to support the development and the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion), which was recently updated for the period 2015-2017. Previous Social Inclusion Forum Reports and all Social Inclusion Division Publications can be found here.
The event will provides a forum for wider public consultation and discussion on social inclusion issues between officials from Government Departments, Community and Voluntary Organisations and people experiencing poverty in relation to the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion. So far, thanks to the preparatory work of Community Work Ireland and EAPN Ireland, the Forum has tried to ensure that people who are directly affected by poverty and social exclusion and those who work with them have a voice in the development of the policies that directly affect them, and in the ways that the policies are implemented.
The 2018 SIF takes place at the very time the Government (Department of Employement Affairs and Social Protection) prepares the next National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (2018-2021).
Time has come to raise our voices and to tell everyone: we are ready to be involved in a plan to end social exclusion! Let’s make the 2018-2021 NAPInclusion the best ever!