Ireland stands at a pivotal moment, with community very much at the fore. People have come together to support each other through the crisis, which has brought out community spirit and altruism all across Irish society. Community action has served as a prime mover in our collective positive response.
We are now presented with an important opportunity to learn from recent experience and shape our future so that the economy sustains strong communities and nurtures the values and the actions that have served us so well.
The Wheel’s Virtual Summit on 24 June will explore these possibilities.
Questions to be explored at the Summit include:
- While many people have commented positively on the great community spirit shown during the lockdown period, what does this really mean in practice?
- How can we focus government and public agencies on harnessing and supporting community spirit?
- Is it possible to rebuild based on the solidarity of the recent national effort, or will society be once again subservient to a competitive market approach leading to another period of austerity?
- How can we build strong infrastructure to support community action? Can we articulate all of this in a way that will command strong public and state support?
For details on the guest speakers and to register, please visit the here.