European Commissioner visits Robert Emmet CDP

Robert Emmet CDP was privileged to receive a visit from European Commissioner for Social Cohesion and Reform, Elisa Ferriera, yesterday. Commissioner Ferreira was visiting Ireland to sign off on €1.4 billion cohesion funding to be provided to Ireland by the Commission for the period 2021 – 2027.

Robert Emmet CDP are a recipient of cohesion funding through SICAP and were delighted to be one of few projects nominated nationally for a visit from the Commissioner by SICAP implementers Pobal.

Robert Emmet CDP strives to maximize social value in all development processes- and provide equitable access to these processes for community members- to ensure that development is appropriate, equitable and in the best interest of the communities it touches.

We deliver on this through the operation of social enterprises, facilitation of Oliver Bond Regeneration Forum and support of local residents groups in deliberative processes. We also endeavour to enfuse these values through our core charitable programmes so that every element of our operation can support the growth of empowered and resilient communities in the South West Inner City.

It was positive to have an opportunity to showcase our work to the Commissioner, commission delegates, senior Department of Public Expenditure & Reform staff and Pobal and to give a platform to the resilient and empowered community we have the consistent privilege of supporting and representing.

Many thanks to The Fumbally Café for providing lunch, Mendicity Institution / Hard Ground Coffee for the teas and coffees and to Tara McGuinness for making the place look beautiful.

Many thanks to South Inner City Community Development Association (SICCDA) as ever for partnering on the morning and ensuring the Commissioner received as comprehensive an experience of The Liberties as is possible in three hours!

Image is of The Commissioner being shown a good time on Meath Street by Robert Emmet CDP Social Enterprise Manager and extremely good In Our Shoes Walking Tour guide Anthony Freeman O'Brien.