On June 16, 2014, leaders of higher education institutions across Ireland came together in Dublin Castle to sign the Campus Engage Charter for Civic and Community Engagement. The signing of the Charter indicated a willingness to enhance further the links between higher education and society. Subsequently, the institutions have worked collaboratively to agree a set of indicative actions which articulate and elaborate the ambitions of the Charter.
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These Indicative Actions, launched officially in Autumn 2015, aim to present a broad interpretation of civic engagement, from activities through to policy and strategies that assist in embedding a culture of engagement. Their purpose is to highlight the multiple and diverse ways civic engagement can be interpreted and enacted. The hope is that the indicative actions will assist institutions and their staff to collaborate with the wider society, in whatever form that may take.
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