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United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2015

Event - Public Awareness Funding Initiative

Deadline for applications: 12.00pm, Friday 5th June 2015.

Since 1992, 17th October has been recognised by the United Nations as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The Department of Social Protection has a limited amount of funding to support anti-poverty groups to organise local, regional or national activities to promote awareness of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The total amount of funding available is approximately €42,000. It is envisaged that 12 - 15 projects across the country will be funded.

This funding is open to anti-poverty organisations and groups working with people experiencing poverty at national or local level.


Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon Friday 5th June 2015.


Please find explanatory brochure here and application form here


EU Reporting: April 2015

EU Reporting Mechanisms  

In April 2015, the National Reform Programme (NRP) and National Social Report (NSR) were approved by Government and submitted to the European Commission, in line with requirements under the European Semester Process, the EU cycle of policy coordination.

The National Reform Programme reports Member States’ progress on five headline targets under the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the poverty target, as well progress made on seven Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs). The NSR is prepared in conjunction with the NRP and is the main mechanism for Member States to report on their EU social policy obligations and focuses on Government policies concerning social protection, social inclusion, health and long-term care.

Link:  Irelands National Social Report

Link: National Reform Programme - Dept of Taoiseach Website





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Department of Social Protection, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí, Teach Gandon, Sráid Amiens, Baile Átha Cliath 1, Éire.


Tel: + 353 1 7043245 Fax: + 353 1 7043945

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