Martin McEvoy Annual Conference
Martin McEvoy Annual Conference

Martin McEvoy Annual Conference 2020

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DCU School of Law and Government and DCU's Office of Civic Engagement are delighted to invite you to the

Martin McEvoy Annual Conference 2020

Politics, People and Public Policy - Case Studies in Policy Engagement


9.30am – 9.35am Welcome

9.35am – 10.50am Session I

  • Rurality as a context for innovative policy responses to social challenges: The role of rural social enterprises - Lucas Olmedo, Mara van Twuijver and Mary O’Shaughnessy (UCC)

  • Local development companies and their evolving relationship with policy formulation processes - Joe Saunders (ILDN)

  • Strategic Policy Committees: Talking shops or active participants in local policy development? - Fintan Phelan (Carlow County Council/DCU)


11.00am – 12.15pm Session II

  • Stakeholder engagement through experimental governance: Learning from developments in water governance and the dairy sector - Larry O’Connell (NESC) and Rory O’Donnell (UCD)

  • The Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor: An idea whose time has come (again)? - Eoin Magennis (UU), Neale Blair (UU), Jordana Corrigan (TU Dublin) and Deiric Ó Broin (DCU)

  • Structured, formal engagement of stakeholders in public policy: The case of An Fóram Uisce (The Water Forum) - Richard Boyle, Joanna O’Riordan, Laura Shannon and Fergal O’Leary (IPA)


12.25pm – 1.40pm Session III

  • Mainstreaming climate adaptation into national and local level policy making - Paul Lawlor (TU Dublin)

  • Public participation in times of crisis. A case study of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown residents associations’ response to COVID-19 - Simone Sav and Colette Downing (DLR PPN)

  • Collaboratively planning climate action: What would it mean for Dublin? - Ali Grehan (Dublin City Council/DCU)