Empowering Society

“Supporting societal engagement on grand challenges to facilitate participatory action on the energy transition, climate action and the blue economy.”

Global challenges can only be addressed successfully with the support and involvement of civil society. To this end, MaREI are continually building expertise in stakeholder engagement and collaborative trans-disciplinary research to facilitate societal engagement through research, education and outreach, training, community-based initiatives, and consultative and participatory frameworks.

MaREI are advancing engaged research and participatory methodologies, with the active involvement of civil society, by supporting stakeholder engagement and involvement across the research life cycle.  We continue to collaborate on raising awareness and literacy in the areas of the energy transition, climate action, and the blue economy through outreach, education and training opportunities. Through the provision of accessible, evidence based information we aim to facilitate informed decision-making, and ultimately inform policy and practice.  We strive to measure and evaluate our education and public engagement activities to gauge impact and continually refine our approach.

 

Objective 1: Facilitate and advance engaged research by supporting stakeholder engagement and involvement across the research life cycle

Objective 2: Facilitate informed decision-making and changes in practice by providing accessible information and support to stakeholders

Objective 3: Collaborate on raising awareness and literacy in the areas of the energy transition, climate action, and the blue economy through outreach, education and training opportunities

Objective 4: Measure, monitor and evaluate education and public engagement activities to gauge impact and continuously refine our approach

Feature Project

Dingle Peninsula 2030

Dingle Peninsula 2030 is a multi-partner initiative based on the Dingle Peninsula, in Co. Kerry. It involves the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub, ESB Networks, the MaREI Centre, and North East West Kerry Development (NEWKD).

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BCOMAR

BCOMAR's (Building Coastal and Marine Resilience) overall aim is to use two comparative studies in Ireland, the Maharees peninsula and Youghal, to develop a participatory methodology for supporting bottom-up engagement in climate change adaptation.

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Understanding Community Behaviour on Climate Mitigation and Blueprint for Action

This project will develop a framework for community action for climate mitigation.

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Creating Our Future Campaign

Creating our Future is an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to give ideas on how to make our country better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity and inclusion – all ideas are welcome that can inspire researchers to help make a better future for Ireland.

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