Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century
Transformation of the community, voluntary and co-operative sectors?
The new faces of community, voluntary and cooperative organisations in England: Are contracts and markets transforming their character and what are the implications for Ireland?
Tuesday 21st March 2017: 2.00 - 4.10pm
Tea and coffee provided from 1.40 p.m.
Seminar Room, G27, Ground Floor, O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork
Speakers: Dr Mike Aiken, Visiting Research Fellow, Open University, UK
Deirdre O’Byrne, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC
Noreen Byrne, Centre for Co-operative Studies, UCC
Convenor: Civil Society Research Cluster, ISS21
Areas of discussion
• What can we learn in Ireland from the changing character of Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and community co-operatives in England?
• How is competitive contracting and privatisation of public services affecting community development and community co-operatives?
• What are the tendencies, what are the resistances, and what policies and plans do we need in Ireland?