Creating Our Future Roadshow
Creating Our Future will be taking to the road and visiting towns across Ireland. Bringing the local community together with members of the research community to grab a cuppa and discuss what the local community would like researchers to do to create a better future.
Keep an eye on the Creating Our Future website for exact location details in your town.
Creating Our Future – Weekly Research Drop-In Sessions
Every Thursday, the Creating Our Future team hosts a meeting with researchers and the research community to help outline what we’ve been up to recently, discuss how you can get involved, and to answer any questions you may have for the campaign.
This is intended as a very informal drop-in session running from 10:00 – 10:45, with no need to register in advance.
These sessions will run until Thursday 25 November.
Creating Our Future – Weekly Campaign Champions Drop-In Sessions
Every Thursday, the Creating Our Future team hosts a meeting with our Campaign Champions and interested stakeholders to help outline what we’ve been up to recently, discuss how you can get involved, and to answer any questions you may have for the campaign.
This is intended as a very informal drop-in session running from 12:00 – 12:45, with no need to register in advance.
The Expert Committees will have been collecting your ideas and begun formulating the Creating Our Future report. The public symposium will bring together representatives from all walks of Irish life to discuss the work of the expert committees.
PPI Ignite Network Launch
Ms. Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and at the Department of Health to officially launch the Network at this online event. The PPI Ignite Network provides leadership to public and patient involvement (PPI) in research across Ireland, Public and patient involvement (PPI) in research (PPI) means that the people most likely to be impacted by research results are involved through out planning and conducting research and sharing the research results.
At the launch event (via Zoom) you will find out more about the PPI Ignite Network and to hear the aspirations and ambitions of PPI contributors, charities, researchers and the research funders on the launch of the Network.
The launch will provide an interactive opportunity to consider PPI topics of relevance for future research, in conjunction with the Creating our Future initiative.
STEAM training Youthreach Pilot partners
There will be three workshops with all staff at three different centres in early November.
Talking Towns – Community participation in design and planning in towns
Talking Towns is a lunchtime seminar series organised by UCD Centre for Irish Towns and UCD Earth Institute. The series aims to spark conversations about the challenges facing Irish towns, the opportunities they offer, and the role of research and policy in bringing about the revitalisation of towns in Ireland.
Starting in October 2021 the series will run on the first Thursday of the month at lunchtime. The series will feature speakers from academia, policymaking and civil society. Each seminar will address a specific topic affecting Irish towns and will have three speakers, each presenting for ten minutes each with plenty of time for discussion afterwards.
4th Nov. 1-2pm
Community participation in design and planning in towns
- Dr Sarah Cotterill (UCD Civil Engineering)
- Ms Sophia Meeres (UCD Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy)
- Mr Tim Shea (UCD Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy)
Science Week 2021 will focus on a national conversation to highlight the potential of existing scientific discoveries, and ask what challenges are most important to the Irish public and how science might help.