Roscommon LEADER Partnership is delighted to announce that Minister Anne Rabbitte will launch the Dare Erasmus+ Project ‘Diversities are Reviving Enterprises’, and also make a presentation on behalf of Roscommon LEADER Partnership to Roscommon branch, Down Syndrome Ireland, at an event on Friday, November 10th.
The event will take place at 3 pm in the Roscommon LEADER Partnership Head Office, located in The Cube Flexispace, Lanesborough Road, Roscommon Town (F42 DX61).
The Dare project objective is to create a new set of tools to raise awareness among and improve the skills of European employers and inform those who instruct them about the moral and financial benefits that inclusiveness and diversity can deliver to small business and their employees.
This will be achieved by giving the workforce market players, the VET sector, and SME support infrastructures the tools they need to create and execute inclusion and diversity plans that address the mounting strain on SMEs – increasing their resilience, competitiveness and survivability.
The DARE Project will assist European SMEs in overcoming both individual and systemic prejudices in the areas of e.g. age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability and sexual orientation, with the overarching objective to promote a fairer and more inclusive economy with equal opportunities for all.
By enabling VET professionals to train SMEs in diversity-oriented organisational development to engage marginalised and discriminatory groups in a more inclusive labour market, DARE will address labour shortages supporting a more inclusive and diverse European economy.
The Roscommon branch of Down Syndrome Ireland act as a support and information hub for people with Down syndrome and their families in County Roscommon.
The organisation provide an ‘all-through-life’ supports to people with Down syndrome and their families with specialists in the areas of health, speech and language, early development, education (including adult education) and independence that enhance the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome across the county.
On Friday, Roscommon LEADER Partnership will make a presentation to the Roscommon branch of Down Syndrome Ireland to assist them in their mission.