The first-ever Fingal Inclusion Week, which will see over 100 events take place across the county of Fingal, runs from Monday 11th November to Sunday 17th November 2019.
Co-ordinated by the Fingal Public Participation Network (the PPN) and the Council’s Community Office, Fingal Inclusion Week aims to highlight the positive work that communities, agencies and other organisations are involved in to reduce social exclusion and poverty in Fingal.
It also seeks to raise awareness of the barriers experienced by citizens of Fingal that lead to social exclusion and promote an understanding of inclusion in Fingal which will celebrate diversity across the county.
As part of the week-long activities, a Fingal Community Directory, an initiative of Fingal PPN and the Community Development Office of Fingal County Council, has also been launched. It is an online searchable and filterable database with profiles of Community Organisations across the county who are members of the Community County Register.
Over 700 community organisations are part of the online directory which went live on Wednesday (November 6). The directory will facilitate an online presence for community groups, act as a resource for citizens living in Fingal wishing to get involved in the local community and provide a platform for researchers interested in the community demographics of the county.
In conjunction with the Fingal Inclusion week, Fingal County Council is also launching the new Fingal County Council Migrant Integration and Social Cohesion Strategy 2019-2024 today (November 8), which aims to make sure services meet the needs of the diverse population of Fingal.