Second stakeholder group meeting in Ireland

The Irish stakeholder group for RaiSE celebrated the second meeting on 17 November 2017.

Update on RaiSE Project

Seamus McCormack, RaiSE Project manager in WestBIC, thanked the Stakeholders for coming to visit Clár IRD, Claremorris and noted that they had just come from a meeting of the Intergovernmental Steering Group on Social Enterprise which was held earlier that day, and which was followed by a tour of some of the successful social enterprises in the locality. He complemented the Manager of the Clár IRD social enterprise project, Alma Gallagher, for her presentation to the group that morning and for all their work in the area.

He then gave a short update on the activities of the RaiSE Project since the first meeting of the Irish Stakeholders Group in April 2017 including noting that Pobal and Clann Credo have been advanced as examples of best practice .

Preliminary Results of the Survey

The following points were noted:

  • Thank you to Alan Curtis for his analysis of the preliminary results of the survey .
  • The timescale and level of work required to ensure a significant response to the survey was extensive .
  • The mapping exercise carried out has been significant and it has been a useful exercise and a good bar for the future .

Next steps

The next RaiSE International Partner meeting will be held in Bologna, Italy, and Brendan Whelan, Social Finance Foundation, will be attending on behalf of the Irish Stakeholder Group to present on the preliminary results of the survey.