Fifth stakeholder group meeting in Ireland

The Irish stakeholder group for RaiSE celebrated the fifth meeting on 26 June 2019 in Dublin. 

Update on the RaiSE Conference, Brussels 

An update on the RaiSE conference was given by Alan Curtis, who noted the very interesting and informative presentations on Action Plans from all Partner Regions and also the good networking among stakeholders from across the regions. He also noted the substantial level of interest in the Clann Credo Good Practice Model from all regions, with one or two regions looking at how they could roll it out in the own areas. Brendan Whelan noted the need for philanthropic funding for a successful roll out of this model. The next operational programme for EU funds was also discussed and it was noted that the programme authors have not been identified as of yet. 

RaiSE Survey

Most people have completed the survey now, but it was agreed to re-circulate to Stakeholders as a reminder.

RaiSE Phase 2 – Action Plan

An update on the Phase 2 RaiSE Action Plan was given by Seamus McCormack and it was noted that a draft has now been submitted. It is expected that feedback on the action plan will be circulated by September 2019 .


  • Noted planned visit of team from Orebro, Sweden in September / October 2019 .
  • Noted Social Entrepreneurship event in Dublin on 3rd September and planned Regional Seminar in Mayo on week beginning 23rd September 2019.

Thank you, WestBIC team and stakeholders, for your involvement and proactivity!