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Minister O'Brien Asks All Government Departments to Provide Detail on Their Engagement with C&V

Minister Joe O'Brien, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities
25 Feb 2021
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Minister Joe O’Brien, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities, has written to all Ministers & Government Departments underlining his commitment to implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion and specifically the commitment within that roadmap for all Government Departments to ‘renew and refresh’ engagement with the Community & Voluntary sector. Minister O’Brien has asked each Department to outline and quantify their level of engagement with the sector with a view to identifying ways to further strengthen that engagement.

Minister O’Brien pointed out that ongoing engagement between Government Departments and the Community & Voluntary sector is a key focus of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion 2020-2025. It has been well established that participation and community engagement inevitably leads to a more successful decision-making process with better outcomes for all involved. He said that gathering this information from each department is an important first step in working towards strengthening the culture of consultation in Departments with the sector.

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