ACER Project Documentary Premiere Online

Jun 8, 2022 · ,
Join this documentary viewing event to see the impact that Irish social enterprises are making socially and environmentally in our country.

Social enterprises operate to improve the lives of people. Their work has both local and national impact, as pioneers, visionaries, and innovators working to achieve social and environmentally sustainable goals. In Ireland as elsewhere in Europe, social enterprise plays an important, growing and dynamic role in the circular economy as practitioners and as innovators delivering jobs and training through the circular agenda.

Join us at the Rediscovery Centre on June 8th for the premiere of our ACER (Advancing the Circular Economy in Ireland through Social Enterprise) short-documentary. The video highlights the role of eight Irish social enterprises in promoting and innovating in the Circular Economy. Those social enterprises are RecycleIt, Roscommon Women’s Network, FoodCloud, GIY, Carrickmacross Toy Library, Northside Community Enterprise – Cork, and An Mheitheal Rothar.

The event will open with remarks from the Department of Rural and Community Development, who have been instrumental in supporting social enterprise activity in the country. Beyond showcasing the impact, importance and success of these organisations, this event is an opportunity to network with, and to learn from, these social innovators.

This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

A light lunch will be provided.

Following the event, The Rediscovery Centre will host a Circular Economy Academy Workshop from 1:00-2:30pm. This is an opportunity to learn about this support available to social enterprise. The workshop will explore new business opportunities for communities, individuals and social enterprises in the circular economy including repair, reuse, lending, and environmental innovation. This is an introduction to our Circular Economy Academy, a free mentoring & support programme that enables groups to move their activities towards the circular economy. To learn more and to register, click here.

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