Lets Walk & Talk is  a community  initiative of Dublin City Council Community Development Team

website: www.letswalkandtalk.ie.

The programme involves 7 organised walks in the city  on a weekly basis led by a team of walk leaders who are all volunteers from the community.

In addition  a series of themed walks are also organised around particular aspects of the city and often linked to events such as talks, film  and theatre.

In 2009 over  15,000 people took part.

The programme promotes:

-Health and  well being

-Social Inclusion and friendship

-Awareness , knowledge and appreciation of the city.

The Office for Integration would like to further promote the programme among the immigrant community of the city and use it as a mechanism to promote and strengthen integration as a mainstream activity.

I would like to convene a meeting of interested  representatives of the immigrant community to consider how best such a model would be developed in co-operation with the programme co-ordinator Ronan O’Donnell.

I would be pleased if you would circulate the proposal within your network and request confirmation of interest by 8thth Feb 2010 to ioana.lupascu@dublincity.ie