Social Justice Ireland: A Future worth living for

The SJI Conference – A future worth living for – will be chaired by Michael Clifford and will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre from 9am (Registration) to 5pm on 19 November 2013. The following people will address the Conference:

Istvn P. Szkely Director, Economic and Social Affairs, European Commission (Leader of the Troika team engaging with Ireland)
Topic: Challenges facing the EU and its fiscal and social possibilities in the years ahead

Robert Watt Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Topic: Challenges Ireland is facing and how these might be addressed most effectively

Anton Hemerijck (author of Changing Welfare States, 2013) – dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University, Amsterdam
Topic: Social investment in Europe and the changing reality of welfare states

Brigitte Unger, – Academic Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the Hans-Bckler-Stiftung and Professor of Public Sector Economics at Utrecht School of Economics
Topic: Taxation and financing the future of the EU and its social model and the challenges this presents

Sean O’Riain Professor of Sociology, NUI Maynooth and Chair of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA)
Topic: The economic foundations of a future worth living for in Ireland

Sen Healy, Brigid Reynolds and Michelle Murphy, – Social Justice Ireland
Topic: A new social contract and a new social model for 21st century

Patricia OHara – Chair of the National Statistics Board and NIRSA
Topic:  Challenges for Regions and Localities

John Sharry – Principal Social Worker at the Mater Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, best-selling author and weekly columnist in the Irish Times
Topic: Working for transformation and integrated development


The Conference fee is €50 (members of SJI) and €75 for others.

Conference fee includes lunch, teas/coffees and a copy of the book containing the conference papers which will be published on day of conference)

*Discounted rates available for students, those who are unemployed and senior citizens. Please contact us by email [email protected] or by phone 01-2130724 for further details.

Advance booking is essential. Places may be booked online through our website (go to the bottom of the page)

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