Mullingar Employment Action Group CLG

Mullingar Employment Action Group (MEAG) is a community supported not for profit organisation which was established in 1986 and incorporated in 1990 with the aim to support employment and job creation.

Location:

Mullingar

Established:

1990

Type of organisation:

Company Limited by Guarantee

Focus

  • Education and training
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable development
  • Unemployment
  • Employment and job creation

Interest

  • Research
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Governance
  • Digitalization

Organisation

MEAG provides a range of development services including:

  • Projects that promote, encourage and support new and existing entrepreneurs, rural enterprise and social/community enterprise
  • Tailored innovative enterprise including incubation, training, feasibility studies and research assistance, mentoring, business and financial planning and access to finance through a guarantee loan fund
  • Support for incubation and enterprise space development, including animation of the development process and technical support in incubation project delivery
  • Support to partner intermediaries through assistance with strategy/action planning, project development and service delivery at regional, national and international levels
  • Sponsorship and support for the development and vocational education and training of individuals through various activation schemes


EU Project Experience

Substantial experience

Very experienced in Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnerships as a Project Developer, Project Manager (lead partner) and as ordinary partner.

For an overview of our Erasmus+ projects see here: https://www.meag.ie/erasmus/


EU Funding Goals

Virtual/online training and tools which add value to our core activities.


Strengths

MEAG has a successful track record engaging in projects that address needs in the community, with a particular focus on enterprise and employment. One of MEAG’s major strengths is its networks and effective partnerships at regional, national and international levels, and is a member of NACEC (The National Association of Community Enterprise Centres) who represent over 120 enterprise centres in Ireland, providing a conduit to Start-ups and SME’s in all sectors, all over Ireland. MEAG has extensive experience in projects in the field of adult education and VET supported through ERASMUS+, providing intergenerational learning.

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Contact name:

Michael Ward

Job tittle:

CEO

Email Address:
mward@MEAG.IE
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