Civic Engagement: DCU in the Community

Civic engagement at DCU has developed a strong national and international profile, widely recognised as a model of best practice.

Under the broad banner of DCU in the community we have developed the following initiatives:

Community Development- community and adult education - suite of accredited and informal lifelong learning and education programmes delivered at an outreach centre in North Dublin in partnership with Dublin City Council.

Student Volunteer – part of a national platform ( and in partnership with DCU Students' Union and Clubs & Societies.


We also promote two initiatives in the area of social innovation for community and enterprise engagement:

NorDubCo – a think-and-do tank promoting social, economic and civic development across North Dublin,

North-South Social Innovation Network – dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and learning across sectors and cross-border.