Next Chapter Project- Women making the difference

8th of May, Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Community Forum, 31 Lancasterian Street, BT38 7AB 12 noon – 1.00pm
9th of May, Magherafelt, Magherafelt Volunteers Centre, Involve House, 18 Queen Street BT45 6AB 12 noon – 1.00pm
10th of May, Belfast NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB 5.30 – 6.30pm

  • Do you want to be part of The Next Chapter?
  • Are you female and aged between 18 and 65?
  • Do you live in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland?
  • Do you feel strongly about the future success of politics and peace-building?
  • Do you want to make a difference and help build a society where peace and reconciliation is strengthened?
  • Do you want to contribute to your local community?


The Next Chapter is a new PEACE IV programme targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict. The Next Chapter aims to improve the representation of women in public and political life and contribute to a more gender-sensitive society in Northern Ireland and the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. A core element of The Next Chapter will be a series of training, coaching, mentoring and empowering ‘Chapter’ programmes.

For more details and to register your interest visit
Information Sessions will be taking place throughout the region starting in May – dates will be released soon. Keep up to date on social media – Follow us on Twitter @PoliticsPlusNI and

The project will be delivered in partnership by Politics Plus, Irish Rural Link and Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), and is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The Next Chapter will contribute to SEUPB’s overarching programme output of regional level projects that result in meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact between persons from different communities. Match funding for the project has been provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland and the Executive Office in Northern Ireland.