Invitation to Rural Conversations stakeholder event in DkIT, 28 Feb

Posted on 5 Feb 2019

You are invited to register to participate in the second Rural Conversation: ‘Enhancing social cohesion among communities in rural Ireland’

Thursday, 28 February 2019

11.00 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Registration with tea/coffee from 10.15 a.m.

Networking lunch at 1.30 p.m.

Hosted by Dundalk Institute of Technology

Registration essential—Places are limited so early registration is advised


About the event:

This roundtable feedback event will elicit stakeholders' contributions on recommendations for enhancing social cohesion among communities in rural Ireland.  The outputs from the event will help to inform the development of future Government policy on rural development.

Stakeholders will be seated at a number of roundtables and will be asked to discuss, formulate and feedback recommendations on these three questions:

  1. What are the key positive and negative factors impacting social cohesion in rural communities?
  2. Which cohorts within rural communities are most affected by a lack of cohesion among and between community segments (e.g. youth, elderly, new citizens, etc.), and how are they impacted?
  3. What actions need to be taken in order to enhance cohesion and strengthen social support structures for all rural dwellers?

During the roundtables feedback session, stakeholders' recommendations will be fed back to the room by each roundtable Chair.  The feedback session will be recorded in a rapporteur's report and audio recorded for podcasting.  The rapporteur's report of this event may include names of attendees and their affiliations. The roundtable feedback by the Chairs at each roundtable (not the full discussions at the roundtables) will be audio recorded.  There may also be a photographer at this event. Please read the attached Transparency and Consent Information document in relation to all of those items.