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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 in outreach centre in North Dublin in partnership with Dublin City Council and outreach centre in North Dublin.

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.