The 4 tests for #Budget2018 by the Community Platform

Every year ATD Ireland supports the "4 tests" call on the Government by the Community Platform. As ATD  we want to underline one request of the "4th test"expecting from the Budget 2018 to "Set aside funding for pilot projects with the aim of developing long-term participatory processes in which people with experience of poverty and their organisations could contribute to the assessment and monitoring of policy". Download here the Community Platform Four Tests for Budget 2018

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Stronger together! Community and Human Rights values for a better future!

To mark the 2nd Anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (25 September 2015 - see here), and to celebrate the 60 years of the first community initiative in 1957 that was the starting point of the development of the International ATD Fourth World Movement. . ATD Ireland invites you to a fun and sport outdoor event in Mountjoy Square Park (Dublin 1) on Sunday 24th September 2017 (from 1pm to 5pm).It will be a day to celebrate community and human rights values which are at the origin of the 17 Universal Global Goals. You will be…

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Join Now The “End Poverty Day” Volunteer Team!

ATD Ireland and the Irish 17 October Committee are creating a new volunteer team to support the preparation and organisation of the events which will take place in Ireland and especially in Dublin on the 16th and 17th October to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN End Poverty day and the finale of the 2017 #StopPoverty Campaign (see www.poverty-stop.org). Hands and Hearts Welcome! Contact: volunteering@atdireland.ie Visit also: http://volunteering.force.com A first team meeting will be organised on 12 September 2017 - More here!

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An Irish delegation joined the “Youth Rise Up Against Poverty” gathering in the Netherlands!

From 10 to 14th August, a youth delegation prepared by NYP2, the Cork Life Centre and ATD Ireland was on the move. The delegation travelled to Wijhe in the Netherlands to take part in the European Youth Rise Up Against Poverty gathering. The experience was educational and inspirational for all involved. Youth groups from eight European countries were represented at the gathering. Three members of our delegation travelled to Wijhe four days early to assist in the preparation week where their duties ranged from cooking and cleaning to pitching military tents. We were very proud of Gavin Uzel who was handed…

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Living the legacies! Ending Poverty with Mandela and Wresinski

Special #ActionAgainstPoverty Update! Discover the pictures from the Mandela Day happening on 18 July 2017 in Dublin near the Famine Statues! In the year of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Wresinski, initiator of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and at the occasion of UN Mandela Day 2017 (18th July) focusing on needed action against poverty, ATD Ireland invites you to gather at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone (near the Famine Statues - Custom House Quay - Dublin 1) at 1pm and later at 5pm to  join a special "Living the legacies" workshop to discuss…

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Our Voices! An overview of our 2016-2017 “Europe for Citizens” Project

The 30st of June was the end date of the 2016-2017 "Our Voices" project co-funded by the  EU Programme "Europe for Citizens". On this page you will find links to various documents reporting events and final results of the project. We also included the 3 videos prepared by ATD Ireland during the project. In Ireland, we plan to create a follow-up project to build on the "Our Voices" learnings. With the Community Platform will aim to influence the implementation of the "SlainteCare" health system reform, to make sure it delivers for all citizens and especially those facing hardships because of poverty…

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#SlainteCare: the Community Platform and ATD discussed about “Health as a Human Right”!

Tuesday, June 26th 2017, the Community Platform and All Together in Dignity Movement (ATD) Ireland hosted a seminar on the “Health as a Human Right”, held at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in Dublin. The aim of the seminar was to discuss the Community Platform’s “Six principles for an inclusive health policy” and the “Our Voices” project organized by ATD Ireland to give voice to the people most underserved by the current healthcare system in Ireland. It was attended by over 80 people from a wide of variety of organizations working to make health care more accessible, equitable, and…

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ATD International busy at HLPF: Global Goals for All!

Latest updates:  On 14th July 2017, ATD Ireland wrote to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with the request to put in place a structure that will ensure that the Taoiseach's Office and Department take overall responsibility for ensuring that Ireland delivers in full on its promises regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Full letter here) On 19th July 2017, Ministers and high representatives of States, including Minister Andrew Doyle TD, Irish Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, adopted the 'Ministerial declaration of the 2017 high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under…

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Our Voices at the European Parliament and the Council of Europe!

On 15th of June 2017, the Irish "Our Voices" delegates, prepared by ATD Ireland, met with delegates from Spain and Poland to launch the "Our Voices" report at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The launch took place during the meeting of the Intergroup "fighting against poverty in defence of human rights". The meeting was opened by Mairead McGuinness, first Vice-President of the European Parliament. It included a presentation of "Object Poverty" created by the SAOL project in Dublin and of the learnings of the "Europe for Citizens" project "Our Voices". The video below was presented to the audience of MEPs and…

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The ‘Magnificent 17’ Strike Back and Will Transform Our World!

The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are riding back into Dublin Town on Monday 5 June 2017 to promote the 17 Global Goals for better future for people and the planet: They will raise awareness of the important 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, They will also raise money for anti-poverty grass-roots initiatives in Manila and Dublin. More here! The “Magnificent 17” will gather at the entrance of St. Stephen’s Green at 1 pm on Monday 5 June on ‘horse back’ before they dismount and set off come hail, rain or shine on the Vhi’s Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon. The ‘Magnificent 17‘ are friends and volunteers…

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