Irish government calls for feedback on Well-being Framework plan

Dublin has announced the launch of a “public conversation” on its proposed Well-being Framework, calling for feedback on the plan. [shutterstock / TZIDO SUN]

Dublin has announced the launch of a “public conversation” on its proposed Well-being Framework, calling for feedback on the plan.

The framework is intended to shape policy-making to make the quality of life a more prominent focus. It will be constructed in line with the OECD’s “How’s Life?” indicators, a set of well-being markers, but adapted to the Irish context.

Among the factors included are mental and physical health, housing and climate, work and job quality, civic engagement, and cultural expression.

To date, the government says that “economic measures have been to the fore when assessing progress in the country. The Framework will give a fuller picture of the areas that matter most to people for a good quality of life.”

This consultation follows the release of an initial report on the framework earlier this year.

The structure’s overarching vision, the government says, is to support policymakers in better aligning priorities and ensuring improved outcomes. Its ultimate goals are to enable “meaningful and purposeful lives”, provide a “sense of place and environment” and ensure “balance, inclusivity and equality of opportunities across society.”

(Molly Killeen | EURACTIV.com)

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