Video Comment: NICVA Chief Executive on the future of Northern Ireland's economy

26 Oct 2011     Last updated: 20 Jun 2014

In advance of NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment conference in Belfast on 8 November 2011 - Creating the good economy - Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey talks about why the voluntary

Voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland are generally interested in social and economic change. When we want to tackle issues like poverty, we have to think about the economy and we have to think about jobs and the labour market.

It's important that everybody in our society looks at the most important steps we need to take going forward. These issues are important for everyone, and certainly important for everybody in our sector.

Seamus McAleavey explains:

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NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment conference - Creating the good economy - will foster debate focus on the goals we in Northern Ireland need to pursue in order to create a good economy which delivers for everyone.

Growing unemployment, poverty and associated social issues have led NICVA to ask world renowned speakers Will Hutton and David McWilliams 'how can we create the good economy?'

With only a few remaining spaces left, if you want to join the debate on creating the good economy, then book today by visiting or contacting Cathy Breslin on 028 9087 7777 or emailing [email protected].  The conference will cost £150 (inc lunch), however there is one free place for each NICVA member.

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