North West Regional Cooperation Workshop 2017

24th November 2017, Ulster University - Magee Campus

Following on from the conference held in Dundalk in November 2016 we are holding a one-day workshop in the North West. This event will focus on the North West as a region spanning two jurisdictions, the unique challenges posed by such a region and the socially innovative responses to planning, developing and providing services in a cross-border region.

We understand social innovation as a community-driven process of developing new solutions to address social needs. This means working collaboratively, across borders, with communities, social enterprises and others committed to the development of social capital in disadvantaged areas.

Draft Programme

Opening Address-Prof Brian MacCraith, President DCU

Keynote Speech: The North West as an Integrated Socio-Economic Region       
Dr Caroline Creamer, ICLRD, Maynooth University
Chair: Michael Curran, NSSIN

Coffee Break

Challenges for Health Promotion in the North West                       
Keynote Speech: Edel O’Doherty, Co-operation and Working Together

Challenges for Educational Development in the North West.
Roundtable facilitated by Prof Paul Carmichael and Dr Isabel Hawthorn-Steele

Lunch break, Networking and Poster Exhibition

Launch of new book on Social Innovation Ireland-Jordana Corrigan, Deiric O’Broin and Ronnie Munck by Irish Minister

Closing Address
Dr Malachy O’Neill, Provost Magee Campus, Ulster University

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