Towards Wellbeing For All - Conference Videos and Papers
Posted on Monday, 21 November 2022
On Wednesday, 16th November 2022, Social Justice Ireland held our Annual Social Policy Conference. This year's Conference was on the theme 'Towards Wellbeing for All'. We posed the question “What does Wellbeing look like and what needs to be considered for society, for the planet and for communities to thrive and what policies are needed to get us there?"
On the day we heard from a range of international and national speakers, Raili Lahnalampi (Finnish Ambassador to Ireland), Larry O’Connell and Anne-Marie McGauran (NESC), Carrie Exton (OECD), Sabina Alkire (OPHI), Gabriel Makhlouf (Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland), Clodagh Harris (UCC), Peter Doran (Queens University Belfast), Helen Howes (Wicklow Public Participation Networks) and Colette Bennett (Social Justice Ireland).
All videos, papers and presentations are now available for download.
Session 1: Towards Wellbeing for All
This session is opened by Seán Healy, CEO of Social Justice Ireland and includes the keynote address from the Finnish Ambassador to Ireland, Raili Lahnalampi, and a paper on Ireland's Wellbeing Journey from Larry O'Connell and Anne-Marie McGauran of NESC.
Raili Lahnalampi, Finnish Ambassador to Ireland on the Finish Social Security System
Larry O'Connell and Ann-Marie McGauran, NESC on Ireland's Wellbeing Journey
Session 3 - Monetary policy, regulation and inequality: a tale of inter-linkages
Watch the Governor of the Central Bank, Gabriel Mahklouf, talk about the Central Bank’s mission ‘to maintain monetary and financial stability while ensuring that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy’, and the importance of inequality in their considerations.
In the final session of the day we hear from Clodagh Harris, UCC, on Participatory and deliberative dialogue and the Imagining 2050 toolkit; Peter Doran, Queen's University Belfast, on an all-island approach to Wellbeing and the WEAll Ireland Hub; Helen Howes, Wicklow PPN, on the Visions for Community Wellbeing; and Colette Bennett, Social Justice Ireland, on What Counts when it comes to Wellbeing.