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Action Plan

eLabHauSE.rur – Social Economy Action Plan #

The Social Economy Action Plan is a written document that includes the action commitments of the actors involved in the project and specifically in the participatory processes, signed by all parties involved in each of the countries.

The objective is to obtain the commitment of local actors for the transfer and implementation of Social Economy laboratories inspired by the New European Bauhaus, co-designed during the project; also ensuring impact and sustainability beyond the duration of the project.

Each plan will include a vision of how local rural communities should address ecological and digital transformation through the New Bauhaus approach embedded in the LabHauSE labs co-designed in the project.

During the Local Participatory Events in each country, participants (composed of stakeholders and beneficiaries of the project) were asked to identify and dream at least one necessary action in their rural communities, as a further step towards a more inclusive future, sustainable and accessible.

Once drafted, these actions were evaluated by all participants on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 the highest score), taking into account the values of the New European Bauhaus: beauty, inclusion, green transition and digital transition. Therefore, the actions with the highest rating were considered the most suitable to meet the needs of the rural population and also the most compliant with NEB values.

These are the actions listed in the next section, from the highest to the lowest score, that make up the action plan for the social economy of each territory.

Local Participatory Event  Meath County Council #

The elbHaus project draws upon the excellent work being undertaken across Meath County in formulating Local Development and Climate Action plans.  Meath County Council has prepared a Climate Action Plan 2024-2029, to create a low carbon and climate resilient County, by delivering and promoting best practice in climate action, at the local level. This is aligned to the Government’s overall National Climate Objective, which seeks to pursue and achieve, by no later than the end of 2050, the transition to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy. The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment)Act 2021 frames Ireland’s legally binding climate ambition to deliver a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 51% by 2030. This will place the Country on a trajectory to achieving climate neutrality by the end of 2050, to be delivered through a series of National Climate Action Plans. As part of the development of this Climate Action Plan, Meath County Council has undertaken a Climate Change Risk Assessment and prepared a Baseline Emissions Inventory for the County and each of the nine Decarbonising Zones. The Climate Change Risk Assessment has identified the impacts which climate change is currently having on the County and is likely to have into the future. The Baseline Emission Inventories provide an estimate on greenhouse gas emissions for the Council’s own activities, County Meath and for each of the nine Decarbonising Zones. These assessments have provided an evidence base for the development of place-based climate actions.

The actions have many additional benefits including health, wellbeing, social, environmental and economic benefits and it is these that are identified as part of the eLabhaus national action plan.

 

Summary Local Action Plan:

The local action plan was conducted as part of the wider Local Enterprise Community Plan (LECP) that was completed in September 2024. The Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) sets out the objectives and actions needed to promote and

support economic and community development and the work of the eLabHaus Local Action Plan falls directly under the remit of this plan. The local eLabhaus project team were directly involved in all aspects of the development of the LECP and contributed directly to all the outputs.

Economic development and local and community development, while separate functions, which involve different challenges and approaches, are mutually supportive in creating strong communities and local economies. The LECP represents an integrated plan, and its implementation will require ongoing integration between the two components in order to ensure a coordinated delivery of actions for both economic and community development.

The twelve priorities of the LECP, given below, align directly with the objectives of the eLabhaus project.

1.Participant Organisations of the Local Action Plan

Participants were invited from all stakeholder groups across the county.

The list of organisations involved in the preparation of the plan is wide and includes members from mainstream organisations and also representatives of some minority and fringe groups.

Organisations are listed below, in no particular order:

  • Cultúr Migrant Centre
  • Third Age
  • An Garda Siochana
  • Tusla Louth Meath
  • Transportation Department
  • Simonstown GAA
  • Foroige- Integrated Youth and Family Project Louth Meath
  • Meath Travellers Workshop
  • Louth Meath Education and Training Board
  • eeLabHaus
  • MCC Economic Development
  • Meath Springboard Family
  • Meath Partnership
  • Local Enterprise Office
  • Geraldine Hogarty Youth Work Ireland Meath
  • Meath CFSN, Tusla
  • Library Service
  • Flexibus Local Link LMF
  • Broadband provision
  • Navan Garda (Police)
  • Meath Association of An Taisce
  • Foroige NYPD
  • Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services
  • Meath Tourism

 

The first action was the ‘Call to Arms’. This invitation was circulated to all stakeholders inviting them to participate.

Priorities Agreed and Definition of Actions

Participants were asked to work on key priorities.

These were identified as:

Finalisation of Report

After the public consulatations all the recommendation were reviewed and structured into a series of priority actions with literally hundreds of related actions with timelines.

A total of seven high level goals were identified, as follows:

Next Steps for eLabhaus in Meath

To develop the actua lLocal  Implementation Plan the seven identified goals were reviewed with their constituent actions. The actions that refer specifically to the objectives of the Bauhaus initiative were extracted and form the now agreed Local Action Plan.

This is detailed in the Local action Plan document for Meath.

Conclusion:

The exercise was an excellent representation of the work that can be done in a collaborative manner to formulated an actionable action plan. The next two years will see many of the plans implemented and objectives met.

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