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Updated National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2015 - 2017

The Government updated NAPinclusion in 2015 for the extended period 2015-2017 to take account of new challenges, which are very different now than when the plan was drawn up in 2007, and to reflect current policy responses to poverty. These responses include a greater focus now on modernising the social protection system, improving effectiveness and efficiency of social transfers and strengthening active inclusion policies to address employment and social challenges. The updated plan sets out 14 high-level goals across the life-cycle from children to old age, including youth, people with disabilities and disadvantaged communities. In addition to the required updating, the timeframe of NAPinclusion was extended by one year to 2017 to coincide with the timeframe for reporting on the interim national social target for poverty reduction, which is to reduce consistent poverty to 4 per cent by 2016.


The high level goals consist of reformulated and updated versions of high level goals from the existing NAPinclusion along with new goals based on new and emerging issues. They include a focus on early childhood development, youth exclusion, access to the labour market, migrant integration, social housing and affordable energy. These goals reflect the outcomes of stakeholder consultations carried out during the review process, the Statement of Government Priorities 2014-2016 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

See: Updated National Plan for Social Inclusion 2015-2017

See: An Plean Gníomh Aíochta Náisiúnta um Chuimsiú Sóisialta Nuashonraithe 2015 - 2017


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