• Webinar: How to Include Engagement in Horizon 2020

    This webinar is aimed at researchers and policy makers who are interested in learning more about the options for engaging members of the public in research and innovation projects, in particular projects in Horizon 2020. The webinar will feature introductions to different types of engagement methods, as well as a showcase of the new Action Catalogue. The Action Catalogue provides an interface to explore over 50 methods of engagement and make decisions of which ones are best suited to different circumstances.(http://actioncatalogue.eu/)

  • Beyond Grants – Funding your Social Enterprise

    Tuesday October 20th 10.-1pm

    Institute for Lifecourse and Society NUI Galway.


    9.30 – 10 Registration

    10 -10.15 Tracey Hannon Clann Credo  - The role of Social Finance

    10.15- 11am Tony Corrigan Tenserscout – Tendering for all sizes

    11- 11.45  Charlotte May- Simera Irish Research Council Scholar & Michael Smyth General Manager Ballybane Enterprise centre Experiences of tendering from both sides of tendering

  • Australia-Ireland Knowledge Exchange Opportunity

    Professor John McDonald, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts, Federation University Australia will be in Dublin meeting with DCU Civic Engagement Unit and other staff. He will later visit the IUA for a chat about the role and current policy and practice priorities for his HEI and Australian higher education in the area of community-based learning and research. 

    We will be meeting at 2pm, Monday 21st, September, here at the IUA and you are very welcome to join us.

  • National Volunteer Management Conference 2015

    Behind Ireland’s thousands of volunteers lie the equally dedicated individuals and organisations responsible for their recruitment, training, support, and management. 

    These are the individuals that inspire volunteers and enable an environment where volunteering can thrive. Join your peers, colleagues and leaders in the field of volunteer management for a day of professional development, networking and informative, thought-provoking workshops. 

  • Social innovation Conference in Vienna 18-19 Nov 2015

    “Pathways to Social Change” is going to be the key event on social innovation in the year 2015. It is planned and designed by mutually complementary research projects on social innovation that reach out to world-wide experiences and concepts of social innovation. The conference will connect researchers with policy makers and practitioners of social innovation. Presentations of interim research results, considerations and site visits primarily focus on:

  • Engage 2015 Conference

    The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement are delighted to announce details of the forthcoming Engage conference on the 2nd and 3rd December 2015 at the Marriott Royal Hotel in Bristol. If you are keen to contribute read on to find out how.

    Whilst Engage 2014 was a feast of engaged experiences exploring how to stimulate and inspire curiosity, Engage 2015 offers an opportunity to go deep into the dynamics of engaged research. The dynamic relationship between engagement and impact will be teased out, asking:

  • Memorial Lecture for Professor Sir David Watson 19th Oct 2015

    A special memorial lecture will be held for Professor Sir David Watson at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, University of Brighton. 


    “The precious path of learning, community-university engagement: past, present and future”

  • Living Knowledge 7 conference- Dublin 22-24 June 2016 – save the date!

    Are you interested in exchanging and developing knowledge and practices on how best to bring local communities, civil society organisations, students, researchers and educators together to collaboratively undertake responsible research and innovation? If so, come to Living Knowledge 7 and help us build excitement, partnerships and policy to support this.