The MII is delighted to be a founder supporter and part of the official support network for the Ideas Campaign which was launched on RTE's Prime Time on 6 March. The campaign is non-political in its ethos and non-profit in its orientation.
The Ideas Campaign is designed to capture people’s ideas to help stimulate economic growth. It is a grassroots campaign which is setting a challenge to people to be innovative and creative.
The purpose of the campaign is to get people and organisations to directly engage with the serious economic issues this country is facing, to identify ways of preserving and growing employment, stimulating new economic activity, creating business ideas and proposing policy changes.
The campaign is seeking contributions that will inform an action plan and roadmap for government. The MII has already submitted its first suggestion; that government include mediation clauses in their contracts for the purchase of goods and services.
The Ideas Campaign is looking for suggestions to develop positive options which are future-focussed and which concentrate on solutions rather than problems – and the MII believes that mediation, in its myriad of applications and forms, can play an important role.
We would be delighted to hear of any ideas you may have and will keep you informed of progress.
For further information, see the Ideas Campaign web site.