What is Project Us?
Frustrated by the homelessness crisis? Infuriated by lack of action on climate change? Outraged by images of children caught up in war? Project Us is our movement for change in Ireland. It is a space (online and off) for communities to gather together to discuss the global and local issues that matter to us, that distress us, that enrage us. We'll be exploring how issues at local level connect to the UN’s Global Goals – the international pathway towards creating a more equal world by 2030. It is a unique forum for the people of Ireland, to share ideas, raise our voices and connect. And then turn our talking into action!
Project Us coffee conversation events are coming to your city in 2018 to bring communities together to reflect on the issues that matter to us and get ideas on the Global Goals sparking! Everyone is welcome to attend, and don't forget to tell your friends and family! It will be a dynamic evening of dialogue, debate, questions and ideas. Register your interest with this online form and our team will get back to you, or email: [email protected] with your questions.
15 March 2018 – Belfast, Imagine Belfast Festival
22 March 2018 – Limerick, Limerick Youth Service Cafe
26 April 2018 – Waterford, Waterford City Hall
Summer 2018 – Dublin
Previous coffee conversations
25 January 2018 – St. Peter's Cork
23 November 2017 – NYCI Youth Summit, Dublin
26 October 2017 – Harbour Hotel, Galway
Join the online conversation
Join the Project Us Facebook group to see photos and videos from previous coffee conversations, updates on upcoming events, discuss issues of interest and share resources on the things that matter to us.
Global Goals, local action
In December 2016, the Irish government joined 192 other countries across the world in signing the Global Goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are a collection of 17 goals that aim to change our world into a fairer, healthier, happier place for everyone by 2030. It may sound too lofty and unachievable. Or it may sound like it’s nothing to do with us, it’s something for the UN and governments to tackle. It’s not! The Global Goals are about the issues that matter to us here in Ireland and in communities across the globe, issues like homelessness, child poverty, climate change, gender inequality, and more. Project Us gives us, the people of Ireland, the chance to gather together (online and off) and have our say on Global Goals at local level.
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