Minister Ring calls for Expressions of Interest for Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development

Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, invited expressions of interest from persons involved in stakeholder groups for a Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development, today (Wednesday, 20 November).

The inclusion of such persons is listed as a key-action in ‘Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities: A five-year strategy to support the community and voluntary sector in Ireland 2019-2024’.

Speaking today about the Strategy, Minister Ring said:

“The original Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development achieved phenomenal work in creating this important document, agreeing also a commitment to their re-establishment, with a reviewed membership, to advance the objectives and monitor progress of the implementation of Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities. To ensure the broadest representation of voices on the Group, I am today inviting expressions of interest from persons involved in the stakeholder groups to participate in the new Cross-Sectoral Group.”

Speaking about the strategy, Minister Ring continued:

“The publication of this Strategy is the culmination of a number of years work by the Department of Rural and Community Development, supported by the Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development. This work sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years.”

On August 28, 2019, Minister Michael Ring launched Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities: A five-year strategy to support the community and voluntary sector in Ireland 2019-2024.

For further information on the Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development, please visit: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8aa922-cross-sectoral-group-on-local-and-community-development-2019-2024/