The Barcelona Declaration Project
Facilitating Local Authorities in creating a more inclusive society
The closing conference of the Barcelona Declaration Project took place in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, on Monday the 19th of April 2004.
The purpose of the conference was to celebrate the adoption of the Barcelona Declaration by the vast majority of Local Authorities in Ireland and to present models of good practice, which have been developed by some local authorities in the implementation of the Barcelona Declaration.
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD delivered the closing address of the Conference.
Presentations from Spain and Luxembourg portrayed the European experience of the Barcelona Declaration since 1995 and the Barcelona Project Team reported on its implementation in Ireland over the past two and a half years.
The conference was free of charge.
The morning session was chaired by Donie O’Shea, NDA, the Chairperson of the Steering Committee, of the Barcelona Declaration Project
The afternoon session was chaired by Angela Kerins, Chairperson, NDA.
1. Local Government and the Barcelona Declaration
2. The European Context - The Development of the Barcelona Declaration, 1995 – 2004
3. Luxembourg, The Barcelona Declaration 1995 – 2004
4. Celebrating the Adoption - Barcelona DeclarationProject 200-2004
5. Structure for Implementation
6. Awareness Raising - Putting the House in Order
7. Establishing The Base For Impact Assessment
8. The Consultative Process - The Key Element for Effective Implementation
9. Irish Perspectives - the Barcelona Declaration