2018 Conference - Innovation and Partnerships in the Uplands

2018 Conference – Innovation and Partnerships in the Uplands

Our conference will be held on 4th & 5th October in GN Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny, County Mayo.
The two day event will feature talks, workshops, field trips and plenary sessions on a wide range of topics connected to the Irish Uplands.
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The Irish Uplands Forum

IUF is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

In 2016, we published our Statement of Strategy and Action Plan  2016-2020.  This document is available to download via the link below: 

Statement of Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020

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Research Grant Now OPEN

2018 Research Funding Call – now OPEN until 1st August


IUF is offering a small research grant (€500) for a research project concerned with mountains. A mountain area is defined as any area>150m on the island of Ireland.
Eligible Topics• Physical environment of mountains (particularly water)
• Natural environment of mountains (particularly in relation to farming and recreation)
• Cultural environment (evidence of past use, people who live, work or recreate in mountain areas). • AOT (any other topic) related to the centrality of mountains in provision of ecosystems and cultural services.More info enquiries@irishuplandsforum.org

A further Research Call will be announced later this year.

2 deadlines – 1st February 2018 (now closed) & 1st August 2018

News

Heritage Council 

Upland Study Visit Grant Scheme now open

Our Uplands Study Visit grant  scheme , funded by heritage Council  is  now  live  for online applications (Closing...
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News for June – EIPs

Our head of research, Mary Tubridy, has prepared an update for June on European Innovation Partnerships.  Please see...
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Online Booking Now Open…

For our conference on 4/5th October in Mulranny EARLY Bird pricing available until 31st July.  Click below link...
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Research 

IUF 2nd Call for Research 2018

Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) Research Grant 2018 Call for Research – 2nd Opening (until 1st August 2018) IUF...
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The Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) is a voluntary group of people who represent the views of a diverse group of stakeholders who live, work and recreate in Ireland’s upland areas. IUF is dedicated to the pursuit of a partnership approach to sustainable upland management which is centred on local community integration and involvement.

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The main object of IUF is to promote the development of a partnership approach to the sustainable management of Upland areas in Ireland. Its policy is to carry out projects, generally in conjunction with other bodies around the country.

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Objectives

The main objective of IUF is to promote a partnership approach to the sustainable management of upland areas in Ireland north and south.

Activities

Organise meetings, workshops and study visits to examine issues affecting the uplands

Provide practical support to established and start-up local community to support.

Sustainable local community management in upland areas.

Undertake research on socio-economic and environmental issues affecting biodiversity, landscapes and communities in the uplands.
Support the Leave No Trace programme to promote responsible use of the outdoor environment.

Contribute as an active member of Comhairle na Tuaithe to the implementation of the National Countryside Recreation Strategy

Provide a resource centre on sustainable development in upland areas.

Network with similar groups outside Ireland which support community based sustainable upland development.

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