Citizens Rising: a report from the People's Conversation

Our report responds to the themes of the conversations and asks how can we place the citizen at the centre of Irish public life?

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Why should we talk about citizenship? What does the term even mean to Irish people today? At the most basic level “citizenship” simply means membership of a society or adherence to a state. However the concept of citizenship also includes


The Conversation

We believe a new vision for citizenship can be shaped by people engaging in deep and challenging conversations on values and expectations. The People’s Conversation will get people talking in small, diverse groups, sharing insights, generating ideas and inspiring each other to action.

Let's talk about citizenship

Citizenship is not just about a passport or voting: it's about what we expect and what is expected of us, our rights and responsibilities to each other. It's the basis for a shared understanding of what a fair and just society means. We believe the time is right to rethink citizenship for today's Ireland.

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The People's Conversation is a project of The Wheel, in partnership with The Carnegie UK Trust.

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