Responding to Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Contemporary Ireland

This engagement project involves a series of seminars and round table discussions focusing the issues of housing and homelessness in contemporary Ireland. The initiative is aimed specifically at providing advocates, agencies and organisations who are working to address homelessness access to international experts in the field of policy and practice.  To date participants from the Cork Social Housing Forum, Cork Youth homelessHomeless Forum, Threshold, Dublin Regional Homeless Executive have registered as participants.

The first event in the series, which is jointly organised under the EcoWell Initiative by Cork Education and Training Board (ETB), the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, UCC (ACE) and the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC, will be held on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 10.00am – 12.30pm at the ETB Offices Lavitt’s Quay, Cork.

This event will be led by Professor Stephen Gaetz, Dean of Research, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada & Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub).  The title of the seminar is “O Canada Lessons from the Canadian Response to Homelessness”

A second event in the series will be held in March 2015 and will focus on the topic of housing security and will be addressed by international experts from Denmark and Scotland.


School Applied Social Studies & ACE
Discipline Social Policy
Staff members involved Dr Cathal O’Connell, Mr Joe Finnerty, Dr Seamus O’Tuama

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