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Donnelly Campbell Oct 2021 INORP Erasmus Plus UCDintensive prog

Erasmus+ INORP Intensive Programme

University College Dublin, 26th-30th October 2021


The UCD School hosted the first Intensive Programme (IP) of this three year, European funded project, led by (opens in a new window)Dr Sarah Donnelly(opens in a new window)Professor Jim Campbell and (opens in a new window)Dr Bláithín Gallagher. Participants included 40 academics and students from Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium and Ireland with a focus on approaches to service user participation in social work.

The programme was structured around 15 presentations and three agency visits across range of topics in social work and health care fields. The Irish presentations and agency visits reinforced the School’s partnerships with a range of organisations. These included: SAOL, a womens’ organisation which enables service users to deal with addictions problems; the Irish Advocacy Network which is involved in empowering mental health service users; the Patient and Public Involvement Ignite project at UCD; The Tusla TAG project which gives a voice to young people leaving the care system; Merchants Quay Ireland which delivers a range of services to people with addictions, and the Carew House multidisciplinary health care team.

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Discussions revealed the complex and contest nature of service user participation in each country, in terms of research literature, policies and practices. The findings from the event will inform the next IP which takes place in Ghent in May 2021 and a conference in Porto in 2022. Outputs will include three papers to be submitted to high quality social work journals as well as practice and educational guides.

For more information about the Erasmus Plus INORP programme please email (opens in a new window)Sarah.Donnelly@ucd.ie

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