Active Citizenship

Citizens Rising report proposes radical renewal of Irish democracy

The Wheel has published a report which sets out a framework for placing citizens at the centre of public decision-making.

Report on Citizens Engagement with Local Government

The Working Group on Citizen Engagement appointed by Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government has recently published its 

South Dublin County Active Citizenship Week

The aim of Active Citizenship Week is to promote and celebrate the wonderful contribution made by our citizens to the daily life of South Dublin County and to encourage the positive participation of those who are not already involved.

Various events will take place during the week to highlight, celebrate and promote Active Citizenship.

Find Out More

Visit the following webpage to find out more: http://www.volunteersouthdublin.ie/ACW2010/Welcome.html

National Policy on Volunteering

 In short, we need a volunteer management capacity building programme.

While much progress has been made in recent years in providing a national infrastructure to support volunteering (there are currently 22 volunteer centres in Ireland), there is a greater need than

Volunteering and Active Citizenship

 We need to focus now on supporting charities and community groups to develop the capacity to involve people who want to help. 

One positive side-effect of  the recession is that there has been a big increase in the number of people coming forward to volunteer their time and expertise to charities, people looking to ge

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