UL Citizens’ Assembly

25 May 2023

Posters 2023

Billed as an academic cross between ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Dragons’ Den’, on 25th May 2023, the UL50 Citizens’ Assembly brought together 100 community stakeholders and citizens from Limerick city and county to select 4 winning projects from UL that will contribute to a more sustainable future for the city and county. Each project received a €10,000 funding award to make their idea happen.

With Limerick’s own Mike Finn acting as the Master of Ceremonies, the all-day event at the Engine, Cecil St, Limerick comprised of six presentations in the morning and six in the afternoon, with teams being given 10 minutes each to tell the Assembly about their proposed project. There was a strong emphasis on making the presentations as interesting, educational, and entertaining as possible through music, video and plenty of interaction.

From microplastics to ethical investing to singing your way to health as you get older, project proposals were drawn from across the University and selected according to their capacity to address an identified UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). They had to show in detail their plans to engage with the people of Limerick and their projects potential for positive impact in the city and county.

2023 Winning Teams Update

iPlay PCE

James Sweeney – GreenGrid

Emma Dolan

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