Online Meeting of the Social Enterprise Network


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Online Meeting of the Social Enterprise Network

Members of The Wheel’s Social Enterprise Network are invited to register now for this latest network meeting on policy developments and other issues relevant to social enterprises in Ireland. Much has transpired since the last network meeting in March 2020. 

The Wheel will update attendees on issues discussed at the last member network meeting and new developments, including:

  • The National Social Enterprise Policy and the Implementation Group chaired by the Department of Rural and Community Development  
  • Priorities for implementing the policy and what it means for the community and voluntary organisations who engage in social enterprise
  • Challenges facing social enterprises and how these can best be advanced in the current context of COVID-19. 

The presentation and update will be followed by an informal discussion, where members can raise concerns or highlight any important issues. 

The Wheel is a member of the implementation group for the Social Enterprise Policy and we will be seeking to engage our members to the maximum in the roll-out of the policy. 

Please email Lucy Hayes at to make an input or if you would like to join the network.

We hope you will join us on 10 November.

How to register

This event will be held on Zoom. Please register below. Meeting details will be sent to you after registration. Please note that this online event will not be recorded.  

Meet your Speaker:

Ivan Cooper

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

Who should attend

Members of The Wheel’s Social Enterprise Network, social enterprise and any other members of The Wheel.