Social Inclusion Forum 12th-16th April

April 7 2021, 03:25pm



You are invited to attend the annual Social Inclusion Forum from 12th to 16th April 2021. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion: reducing poverty and improving social inclusion” and will take place online for the first time.


2020 saw the publication of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-25, the arrival of Covid-19 and related restrictions on economic and social life, and the publication of a new Programme for Government. This is the backdrop against which the 2021 Social Inclusion Forum will take place.


Sessions take place over the week starting on Monday 12th April, with an opening plenary that we encourage all to attend, followed by a series of 90 minute workshops (optional) across 3 days on Roadmap topics including Core Essentials; Supporting Families and Children; Expanding the Opportunity of Employment; Making sure voices are heard. The Forum will close on Friday 16th April with a round up closing plenary. Full details are available on our event website.


Reflecting the strong working relationship between the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), the event has been organised in collaboration by both Departments. In addition, our long-time event partners, the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland and Community Workers Ireland have worked with us throughout the planning of this event.


Attendance at the Forum is free but must be pre-booked. Registration will close on Thursday 8th April 2021. If you have any specific visual or hearing accessibility needs, please indicate on your booking and we will try to accommodate you within reasonable notice.


For queries on the Social Inclusion Forum topics and programme, please email For queries on registration, please email or via the Event website.