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Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development (2019 – 2024)

Published: 20 November 2019
From: Department of Rural and Community Development

Introduction

On August 28th 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. 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 has built on the foundations laid by the Our Communities: Framework Policy for Local Community Development in Ireland, and has set 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.

The Strategy commits to review and re-establish a Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development to advance the objectives and monitor progress of the implementation of Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities. This group will be chaired by the Department of Rural and Community Development, with representation from other relevant government departments and public bodies, and community and voluntary sector stakeholders.

Unassigned Seats on Implementation Group

The Department is committed to ensuring the voice and experience of community and voluntary sector practitioners is strongly reflected in the composition of the Cross-Sectoral Group. The overall composition of the Cross-Sectoral Group as outlined in the Draft Terms of Reference contained within the Information Sheets below, reflects a balance of representation of public bodies and community and voluntary sector, and local and community development stakeholders.

Two of these seats have been reserved for an open call for expressions of interest from practitioners or persons involved in supporting community and voluntary sector, or local and community development. One seat has been reserved for a Higher Education Institution active in the area of local and community development.

How to apply?

Interested individuals are now invited to submit their Expression of Interest Application Form via email to lcdev@drcd.gov.ie by close of business on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 using the appropriate form provided below.

Community and Voluntary Sector Stakeholder Seat

Open the Information note for EoI C&V Stakeholder Seat

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Application Form for C&V Stakeholder EoI

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Higher Education Stakeholder Seat

Open the Information Note for EoI for HEI Seat

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Application Form for HEI EoI

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