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Summer Lecture Series

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

DR. JULIE CONNELLY – THE IMPORTANCE OF POLICY ADVOCACY.

DR JULIE CONNELLY IS CURRENTLY THE MANAGER OF CORK VOLUNTEER CENTRE. SHE HAS A PHD IN GOVERNMENT FROM UCC WHERE SHE RESEARCHED SOCIAL POLICY DELIVERY. JULIE HAS EXPERIENCE IN POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH. IN JANUARY 2019, JULIE LED CORK VOLUNTEER CENTRE’S CONSULTATION PROCESS WITH VOLUNTEERS AND VOLUNTEER INVOLVING ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE CITY AND COUNTY OF CORK IN RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S ‘CALL FOR INPUT’ INTO A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR VOLUNTEERING. SHE WILL SPEAK ABOUT USING THE DATA GAINED FROM THESE FOCUS GROUPS FOR DRAFTING CORK VOLUNTEER CENTRE’S SUBMISSION FOR THE CALL FOR INPUT. JULIE WILL ALSO SPEAK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING THIS DATA FOR POLICY ADVOCACY PIECES SUCH AS PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSIONS AND OTHER POLICY WORK. SHE HAS EXPERIENCE IN DRAFTING PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSIONS TO GOVERNMENT AND WILL TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING POLICY ADVOCACY WORK FOR SMALLER VOLUNTEER INVOLVING ORGANISATIONS.  JULIE WILL ALSO BRIEFLY DISCUSS THE REGULATION OF LOBBYING ACT 2015.

DR. ANNA KINGSTON – CARL (COMMUNITY-ACADEMIC RESEARCH LINKS) – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

DR ANNA KINGSTON HAS AN MA IN WOMEN’S STUDIES AND A PHD IN SOCIAL POLICY FROM UCC AND IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN DISABILITY ORGANISATIONS IN IRELAND. ANNA CURRENTLY HOLDS A PART-TIME POSITION AS UCC CARL-COORDINATOR (COMMUNITY & ACADEMIC RESEARCH LINKS) PROMOTING COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH BETWEEN COMMUNITY GROUPS AND STUDENTS. THE TALK WILL FOCUS ON THE CARL INITIATIVE WHICH HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 2010 AND HAS SEEN HUNDRED OF UCC STUDENTS AND CSOS COMPLETED SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH PROJECTS TOGETHER. THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF SOME OF THESE PROJECTS FOR ALL INVOLVED WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED.

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Date:
June 21
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cork Volunteer Centre
Phone:
021 425 1572
Email:
info@volunteercork.ie

Venue

Cork Volunteer Centre
13 North Main Street
Cork, County Cork T12 Y6W0 Ireland
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Phone:
021 425 1572
Website:
www.volunteercork.ie