In January 2011 we put together a Civic Awareness Initiative to promote greater civic involvement of local people from Fatima and the surrounding areas and to promote greater engagement in the electoral system that included local, national and European elections and various referendums. A Café style event would be held prior to each of the elections where hopeful candidates would engage in facilitated discussions with local people over a cup of tea. Below are a list of some of the Themed Cafe Events we have held.
- Local Elections May 2014 Café Night
- Abolition of Seanad and Court of Appeal Bill Referendums Oct 2013 Café Night
- Childrens Referendum Nov 2012 Café Night
- Fiscal Treaty Referendum May 2012 Café Night
- General Election February 2011 Café Night
- Jan 2011 Education and Awareness Strategy which included workshops on how Ireland is governed.