Citizenship is not just about a passport or voting; its about our rights and responsibilities to each other, what we expect and what is expected of us. It’s the basis for a shared understanding of what a fair and just society means. And it is about what we can all contribute in shaping that society.

The People’s Conversation was formally launched last October at an event in the Mansion House with a keynote address from Emily O’Reilly,European Ombudsman. See also People’s Conversation. 

It is built on the belief that a new vision can be shaped by people engaging in deep and challenging conversations on values and citizens’ expectations of themselves and of each other. It is intended through this process to support new, small-scale public spaces and conversations where diverse groups of people can share insights, develop ideas and inspire each other to action.

Led by The Wheel, the People’s Conversation is working with partner organisations to bring together groups representing people of different generations and with different experiences of life in Ireland. Philanthropy Ireland are happy to participate in the conversation, believing the time is right for a rethink citizenship for today’s Ireland, challenging each other, sharing insights and generating ideas on the contribution of Philanthropy to a fair and just society

Would you like to be a part of the Conversation – what role will Philanthropy play?

If you think you would like to participate in such a conversation please register your interest by e-mailing eilis@philanthropy.ie and we will get back to you.