Dublin City of Science just one of many projects for discussion at City Hall briefing

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Dublin City of Science 2012 and the first ever International Conference on Age-friendly Cities are just two of the initiatives to be discussed at a breakfast briefing taking place from 8am to 10am in City Hall, Dame Street on Wednesday 29th June. It is organised by Dublin City Council’s Office of International Relations and Research and will profile many of the initiatives which are raising Dublin’s International profile.

Dublin’s newly elected Lord Mayor Andrew Montague will attend. He says “I am very excited to be attending this meeting and to get the chance to hear first hand about some of the many excellent projects which are doing so much to raise Dublin’s international profile.”

Others attending include over 20 ambassadors from countries as diverse as the US, Spain, Kenya, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. Eamonn Cahill, Senior Research Officer at the Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor will give a presentation on ‘Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2012’. ESOF 2012 is part of Dublin City of Science 2012. It takes place between 11th and 15th July 2012 as well as showcasing the latest scientific advances it will also stimulate public interest and excitement in science and technology.

Anne Connolly, Director Ageing Well Network, Ireland  will also give a presentation on the first ‘International Conference on Age-friendly Cities’ which Dublin hosts between September 28th and 30th 2011. The conference will be hosted by Dublin city, the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities, Ageing Well Network Ireland and the International Federation on Ageing. It will see over 400 experts and leaders share knowledge and attempt to find solutions that will make cities more Age-friendly in areas like transport, health care and housing.

The delegates will be briefed on some of the initiatives which are currently boosting Dublin’s international profile. Other topics include UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin’s World Design Capital bid and Tall Ships Dublin 2012.