Events

Here we publicise events related to politics and political reform. We encourage other groups, including political parties, to put up notices as long as these events are related to the political reform agenda (see About page), and are open to all (not just members of an organisation). Those who wish to add an event can use the comments feature and then they will be moderated and added to the page if possible. It should also be indicated if a registration fee is required for attending an event.

8 thoughts on “Events

  1. Implementing Social Health Insurance in Ireland

    The Irish health care system is, we believe, fundamentally flawed, and further tinkering around the edges will get us nowhere. A radical revision of how we deliver, pay for and organize health care is needed; a system which eliminates, once and for all, the two-tier system of health care; a system which puts patients at the heart of the service; a system which builds out from primary care.

    The most coherent policy proposal made, so far, is to introduce some form of Social Health Insurance. Recent work from Stephen Thomas, Charles Normand and colleagues in TCD, funded by the Adelaide Hospital Society, has outlined the feasibility and the affordability of SHI in Ireland. We now wish to consider some of the practical implications of doing this.

    We’ve arranged a one day seminar on implementing SHI in Ireland. It will be on Monday, the 6th of December, in jury’s Inn, Custom House quay, Dublin. Confirmed speakers include Peter Groenewegen, director of NIVEL, a leading HSR institute in the Netherlands; Frances Ruane, director of the ESRI; and Martin White, a GP from Meath.

    This will be a very interactive one day workshop, starting with talks from experts and practitioners, going on to small group work on Primary Care and General Practice, Acute Hospital Care, Long Term Care, Mental Health, and Raising and allocating resources. We will finish with a plenary session. Work with us to identify the problems, and find some of the solutions.

    Full details are on http://astaines.eu/meetings/shi/
    Registration is free, but spaces are limited and advanced registration is advised.

  2. We need to get in to the Dail, TDs with a lot of courage to make the reforms we all want and who are not part of groups that have a vested interest in te status quo. Resistance to change will be phenomenal.

    A meeting that should be worth attending is:
    Independents movement of Ireland – http://www.irishindependents.org.
    6th December 7.00pm – Central Hotel, Exchequer St. Dublin 2.

  3. RE:PUBLIC2011
    Feb 15th Button Factory 7pm €2adm
    An evening of political debate with comedy and musical entertainment.

    The Aim of the event is to engage young people in voting in the General Election.
    We are inviting candidates from each political party and some independents to present themselves and answer public questions which will be relayed through twitter and text message. The event will be streamed live on our website http://www.republic2011.com.

    Featuring: Vincent Browne, David McWilliams, Paddy Cullivan, Averil Power (FF), Luncinda Creighton (FG), Paul Gogarty (GR), Ivana Bacik (LAB), Eoin O’Broin (SF), Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP), Malachy Steenson (WP), Dylan Haskins (Ind), Liam Johnston (fis nua), Rob Connolly (soc),Gordon McArdle (Ind), David McCarthy (Ind)

    For up to date announcements from our campaign; see our Facebook page Republic2011, or follow us on Twitter Republic2011.

    We are also calling on citizens around the country to hold local constituency debates under the banner of Re:Public2011, we would like to stream these on our website to create a more nationwide and inclusive campaign. If interested, they should email republic2011@gmail.com

    Re:Public2011 is a not-for-profit independent campaign launched by young musicians and artists to promote and encourage a fairer, more inclusive democracy in Ireland.

  4. The Big Ticket event
    On 16 Feb 2011 at 7:30pm in Clarion Hotel, Sligo,
    the
    Big Ticket event

    All the general election
    candidates of the Sligo/North Leitrim
    constituency’s come together to publicly face the electorate
    and their questions. Included is a three-minute address by
    each candidate, an interview debate, and questions from
    invited groups and the audience. It is a free and informative
    public forum to help deciding your vote.

    This kind of event is held for the first time in the
    Sligo/North
    Leitrim constituency’s history and an unique opportunity. 


  5. I thought this web site was to publish a review and comparison of all the various manifestos once they had been released by the parties.

    I cannot find any such comparisons and they would be really useful now with only a few days left to decide

  6. The Reykjavík Congress on Human Rights

    “Human Rights Protection & International Law: The Multifaceted Dilemma of Restraining and Promoting International Interventions”

    Co-hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy & Ministry of Interior of Iceland
    (Reykjavik, Iceland; April 10th – 13th, 2013)

    http://www.reykjavikcongress.org

    The international community acknowledges the increasing and persistent cases of mass atrocities and crimes against humanity occurring on a vast scale.

    Understanding the complexity in bringing these crimes to an end, the Reykjavík Congress on Human Rights aims to argue and debate the notion of the responsibility to protect from a human rights perspective, taking into account the divergent dimensions in restraining or promoting international intervention.

    Through the discussions and exchange of this conference, we aim to consider the current most vehement cases of human rights violations, and further comprehend the varied issues and approaches to these mass atrocities and crimes against humanity from a theoretical perspective, analyzing the complex layers and structures, and taking into account the ethical dilemma surrounding the responsibility to protect and international intervention.

    The 2013 Congress will create and publish a discussion document that will be presented to the international community on how to overcome the dilemma of restraining and promoting all forms of International Interventions based on coordinated global coalition efforts between governments, NGOs, and International Institutions.

    The Congress will focus in particular on the following Issues:

    Humanitarian Crisis – This section of the conference will serve as an introduction to current and most pressing cases of crimes against humanity, considering the role of race and ethnicity throughout. The examples covered will include a focus on escalated mass atrocities during wartime such as in contemporary Mali, the ongoing and systematic violence in Darfur, an analysis of gender based violence as a form of genocide and finally the international focal point for crimes against humanity such as in Syria.

    The UN Genocide Convention & R2P – Following the in-depth discourse on current cases of human rights crisis areas, this section of the conference will focus on the ethical dilemma of foreign interventions. The conference aims to achieve an outline of innovative solutions for how to overcome the dilemma of foreign intervention based on coordinated global coalition efforts between governments, NGOs and International Institutions.

    Conference Speakers
    Speakers during the Conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, economics, academia, diplomacy, civil society, and the private sector. The speakers will also include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

    Conference Participants
    Participation in The Reykjavík Congress on Human Rights is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, human rights activists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals, and students, as well as other interested individuals from across the world

    To apply please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?en_application-form_conferences

    For more information please visit: http://www.reykjavikcongress.org

    • The 2013 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant
      “Levant, Cradle of Cultural Diplomacy: Rediscovering the Mediterranean”
      The Conference is Co-organized and Co-hosted by the Government of Romania, the Romanian Senate, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the University of Bucharest, the Romanian Foundation for Democracy
      (Bucharest, May 23rd – 25th, 2013)

      The Levant is the crossroads of Western Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and Northeast Africa; As such, its countries occupy a region of geographic and cultural significance. Individual countries in the Levant are interdependent and interconnected to the extent that they share both overlapping cultures and natural resources. However, the area is still prone to conflicts, which threaten the immense potential of the region as a whole. These disputes traditionally arise out of a plethora of cultural, political, religious, and economic differences across the region. The successful and long-term growth of each country depends on the stability of the region as a whole, for which de-escalation of disputes and reliable cooperation between states is paramount.

      This requires a creative approach which recognises the history behind current conflicts and seeks to provide contemporary solutions. Given the region’s diversity of cultural identity and historical cultural significance, Cultural Diplomacy should be taken into account as a force to effect change.

      Conference Location
      Based in Bucharest, the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

      Conference Speakers
      Speakers during the Conference will include head of state and ministers, leading figures and experts from international politics, economics, academia, diplomacy, civil society, and the private sector. The speakers will also include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

      Conference Participants
      Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, economists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals, and students, as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

      To apply please visit:
      http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?en_iscd-2013

      For more information please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?Cultural-Diplomacy-in-the-Mediterranean

  7. The 2013 Cultural Bridges Conference in the UK

    “State Multiculturalism: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Political, Economic, and, Cultural Dimensions”

    (London, March 20th – 22nd, 2013)
    http://www.uk-multiculturalism.org

    The process of globalization is consistently increasing the speed of the development of multicultural societies, and multiculturalism itself is becoming the way of the contemporary world. Many countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, the USA, Australia, and Canada are constantly engaging with active multiculturalism policies which are continually being amended and reinvented.

    The pattern and process of multiculturalism is in fact transforming and increasing following economic, social, and political changes in an interdependent and globalized world. It is therefore essential that governments do not negate from the need to integrate their minority populations, while accepting and accommodating for diversity through policies that ensure better and sustained cultural cohesion. Considering multiculturalism within a European framework, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy believes that reforms in the fields of migration, social affairs, and education are required to fully address the pressing issues of integration and accommodation. However, it also acknowledges the various obstacles that hinder this course.

    The 2013 Cultural Bridges in the UK Conference will therefore offer a wide diversity of perspectives on the issue of intercultural relations internationally, with a particular focus on the UK. The conference will create and provide a proposal document that will be presented to the international community on how to overcome multicultural challenges. In addition, the proposal document will offer best practices to achieve a successful and harmonic multicultural society. The conference will also examine in-depth varying examples and best practices of Cultural Diplomacy that might be applied in a different context.

    The conference will focus in particular on the following issues:

    London is a leading global city with a diverse multicultural population, and is therefore the perfect location for the 2013 Cultural Bridges Conference in the UK. As the fabric of global culture is changing due to increasing movements of populations over borders, the objective of the “Cultural Bridges in the UK 2013 Conference” is to invoke a full academic interdisciplinary discussion on multiculturalism and the function Cultural Diplomacy plays in uniting multicultural societies. The discussion will include the potential for intercultural dialogue through the use of Cultural Diplomacy practices, and how smart power strategies can be used effectively to form constructive integration and accommodation policies to ascertain the framework for multicultural communities worldwide.

    Conference Speakers
    Speakers during the Conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, economics, academia, diplomacy, civil society, and the private sector. The speakers will also include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

    Conference Participants
    Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, economists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals, and students, as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

    To apply please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_cbcuk-2013

    For more information please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?en_application-form_conferences

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