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Author: The Wheel

Year: 2015

Rethinking Citizenship In Ireland


The People’s Conversation is a project of The Wheel, in partnership with the Carnegie UK Trust.

The aim of the project was to develop a new vision for citizenship in Ireland shaped by people engaging in a deep and challenging conversation on values and citizens’ expectations of themselves and of each other. The project support small-scale public spaces and conversations with diverse groups of people, with different experiences of life in Ireland.

This report is a response to and reflection on the various ideas, themes and aspirations that emerged during a vibrant and stimulating series of conversations over the past 12 month. It sets out a framework for citizen empowerment based on five challenges:

1. Increasing participation in public decision making

2. Developing and nurturing active citizenship

3. Building trust and respect

4. Making citizenship global

5. Resourcing and empowering citizens

For more information visit the People’s Conversation website or follow @citizenship2016 on twitter.

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