Friday, January 21, 2011

ESRI and Social Inclusion Conference on Financial Exclusion

Advance Notice for Conference:

Financial Exclusion and Over-indebtedness: Challenges and Policy Responses

Tuesday, 8th March, 2011
ESRI, Dublin

A chara,

The Social Inclusion Division along with the Economic and Social Research Institute, The Policy Institute at Trinity College and the Social Finance Foundation, are organising a conference on financial exclusion and over-indebtedness: challenges and policy responses.

The aims of the conference are to examine recent findings from national research on financial exclusion and over-indebtedness in Ireland and to examine policy responses to these issues based on European and national experience.

In particular the conference will present a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute on the nature and extent of financial exclusion and over-indebtedness in Ireland, based on the CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions in 2008.

The conference will feature inputs from Irish and European experts and panel discussions with key stakeholders on the way forward. The opening address will be given by Pat Carey, TD, Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Further information on the conference, including a detailed programme and booking arrangements, will be circulated in the next few weeks.

Is mise le meas,

Deirdre Bodkin
Social Inclusion Division
Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs

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