DEMOS Project Ireland
The Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s project arose from the results of the focus group consultations conducted with learner target groups of long-term unemployed, migrants and refugees and unemployed young people. It was discovered that the main obstacles to democratic engagement were a lack of knowledge on how to register to vote, on how Irish democracy works and a lack of faith in politicians and the political process.
The project’s goal is to remove these obstacles. Firstly, we facilitated our target groups in registering to vote for the upcoming local and EU elections. This included helping learners fill out the forms and providing a bus to take them to the local
Finally the ‘journey’ the project and the target groups undertake will be recorded, documented and presented at the end of the project as a digital narrative. This will be shared and disseminated locally, regionally and internationally to hopefully inspire others to become more active and engaged in society.