Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe for Community and Voluntary Organisations: Dublin - 5 April 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
5 Apr 2018 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
The Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 2
Price details: 
This event is free and open to all community, voluntary and charitable organisations.
Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are holding a Citizens’ Dialogue on Ireland and the Future of Europe, especially created for Ireland’s community and voluntary organisations. 

This is a free event and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course details: 

Your Future, Your Europe – Get InvolvedMinister of State for European Affairs

Minster of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, invites you to join her at a unique opportunity to discuss the role of Ireland, it’s citizens and civil society in the Future of Europe.

A debate is now underway across Europe on how to best address the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Influencing the future direction of Europe is a priority for Ireland, so this event will facilitate your input into the wider discussion. 

As representatives of communities, voluntary organisations and disadvantaged groups around Ireland, we wish to invite members of The Wheel to come to this special event, voicing the needs and concerns of citizens and feeding them into this debate.

Have your say at #FutureofEurope 


9.15am- 9.30amRegistration, tea and coffee
9.30am- 9.40am

Welcome and Introductions - Ivan Cooper, Director of Public Policy, The Wheel


Presentation on the Future of Europe – Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD

10am – 10.20am

Introduction five themes/scenarios on the Future of Europe


Group divided into five discussion groups. A discussion takes place at each table and then rotates (15 minutes per theme)

11.20am-11.50amModerated discussion and feedback from each group
11.50am- 12pm

Wrap-up and close

Facilitators: Ivan Cooper, Deirdre Finlay & Emma Murtagh, The Wheel 

Ivan Cooper

Ivan Cooper is The Wheel's Director of Public Policy. He is charged with progressing The Wheel's policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector, e.g. charity regulation, strengthening the sector, active-citizenship, standards and supports amongst others.

He oversees the research programme which The Wheel conducts about the profile and scope of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and he represents The Wheel on a range of fora, national and international.

Emma Murtagh joined The Wheel in February 2017 as European Programmes Officer. 
Emma is an experienced EU project manager and, prior to her role at The Wheel, 
Emma Murtaghmanaged and assisted in nine EU funded projects for the Galway-based organisations, ProActivate Ireland and Translex Languages Services.
She currently manages the delivery of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme for The Wheel on behalf of the European Parliament, the USI/Spuntout/Wheel project 'Europe's Future' and also the Europe for Citizens contact point in Ireland ( 
Along with project management, Emma has a background in training and facilitation, editing, and communications.

Who Should Attend: 

This event is open to everyone working in the community, voluntary and charity sector.

How to Register: 

Registration on the day for those already registered starts from 9.15am and the event begins at 9.30am.

This is a free event and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Supported by:   


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


The Wheel

Course contact details

01 454 8727


The Wheel Summit 2018