WONCA Europe

Social Programme



In preparing the social programme for the Forum, we have been very aware of cost and the importance of delivering good value for money. Whilst we are committed to delivering a fun, affordable, and interactive social programme, we are also hoping that the social elements of the programme contribute to enhancing the Forum as an event.


With the social programme it is also our intention to showcase the very best of Irish culture and heritage as well as providing lots of information which will allow Forum participants to explore the attractions and sights of Dublin.


The social programme of the 2015 VdGM Forum will have two main events plus an optional Friday morning walking tour. More information about the walking tour and how to apply can be found on the webpage “Walking Tour of Dublin”.


The Friday night social event will take place at the Forum venue and the cost is included in the Forum registration fee. Incorporating the formal opening ceremony, a buffet style meal, a demonstration of traditional Irish music and dance and an Irish set dancing workshop, this should proof to be a highlight of the Forum programme. Further information can be found on the webpage “Friday Night Social & Set Dancing Workshop”. Since this event is included in the Forum registration fee, there is no need to apply or register.


The post-Forum Saturday night celebration is a ticket only event with limited numbers and is not part of the Forum programme. We strongly recommend purchasing your ticket when registering. It will take place in the Gravity bar at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s premier tourist destination. We are hoping this will be a very special event to round off a fantastic second VdGM Forum. Of course for those people unlucky enough not to get a ticket, we will meet you in Temple Bar later in the evening! Further information about the event including how to purchase tickets can be found on the webpage “Saturday Night Post-Forum Celebration”.


Apart from the organised social elements of the programme, we are also looking forward to hosting the Forum in one of Europe’s great capital cities. Dublin celebrated its 1000th birthday in 1988 and is a modern, vibrant, thriving multicultural melting pot of modern Ireland and Europe. With our green island known internationally as “Ireland of the welcomes”, we are truly looking forward to receiving you in Dublin with a hearty “céad míle fáilte"; literally, 100,000 welcomes!