The programme will provide students with: a thorough understanding of what constitutes the social economy enterprise sector, the challenges the sector faces, the contribution it can make in addressing a range of societal issues. For example, it will focus on the contribution social economy enterprises (including co-operatives) can perform in the transition to more sustainable and inclusive communities and societies.

The programme will be delivered via a combination of online (the majority) and onsite lectures in TU Dublin, Bolton Street and the Grangegorman campus.  It will balance theory and practice and provide students with an understanding of the skills required to develop and sustain vibrant social economy enterprises.

I have over 25 years’ experience assisting community and voluntary organisations to establish and develop social economy enterprises in a range of areas including upcycling, retrofitting, renewable energy production, sustainable food production and hospitality (community cafes and restaurants).  In addition, I have been a committee member of several social economy enterprises and the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland.  My PhD thesis focused on social enterprises and the transition to more sustainable communities. I have a number of international reviewed papers published relating to my research including renewable energy co-operatives, community-owned renewable energy district heating systems, upcycling and community gardens  Searching: ARROW@TU Dublin

Completed applications should be emailed to me (  before Friday  9th September 2022

Dr Gerard Doyle

Assistant Lecturer and Programme Chair of MSc Local Development & Innovation

School of Transport Engineering, Environment & Planning

City Campus


OT Baile Átha Cliath – Sráid Bolton, D01 K822, Éire

TU Dublin – Bolton Street, D01 K822, Ireland

Phone: +35312206607

Mobile: 086-151 0459

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