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Community Platform - Community Platform Vision & Mission

Community Platform Vision & Mission

Founded in 1996, the Community Platform acts as a mechanism to facilitate solidarity amongst organisations in the community sector that work to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality.

The objective motivating the establishment of the Community Platform was two-fold:

  • To facilitate the sector's participation in the national social partnership negotiations
  • To create a collective critical voice for equality, rights and anti-poverty interests at a national level 

 

The members of the Community Platform play a key role in driving the equality and anti-poverty agenda in Ireland by providing a mechanism to enable those experiencing poverty and inequality to have their voices heard in decision making arenas.

The direct relationship that Community Platform member organisations have with people experiencing poverty greatly enhances their capacity to represent the local experience in national policy making arenas and to assess the extent to which policy implementation at a local level is achieving the desired outcomes.

The Community Platform recognises the intrinsic links between poverty and inequality and is informed by the conclusion that 'the neglect of inequality undermines efforts to reduce poverty'.

Vision

The vision of the Community Platform is an Ireland that is inclusive, sustainable and equal. A Better Ireland is possible!

Mission

The mission of the Community Platform is to contribute to the achievement of a better Irish society and economy through working innovatively to develop and promote a shared analysis, policies and action based on the values of social solidarity, justice and equality.