Programmes

COHESION, SHARING AND INTEGRATION

This programme of work promotes the ethos of a “Shared Future” within and between rural communities across Northern Ireland. All projects and activities carried out under this programme focus specifically on the issues related to rural sectarianism and rural racism. There is also scope for work on gender issues, minority ethnic work, cultural diversity, social exclusion and poverty, culture, equality and championing sustainability.  The CSI programme itself develops rural community initiatives, feeds into the NI policy context, assists the RCN Rural Enablers programme and promotes Cohesion, Sharing and Integration at both a local and regional level.

CRC interview with Charmain Jones on COVID-19 project

Charmain Jones, CSI officer with Rural Community Network (RCN) has been interviewed by CRC on how RCN is working amidst the pandemic crisis. She gives an overview of the work currently being delivered.Here is the link to the interviewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rysCgmS8RMand ...

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Tracing our Roots programme

This programme took place in partnership with ABC Council PEACE IV. The tutor Pauline Loughran delivered a 6 week programme at Kilmore Parish Centre, just outside Stonebridge to a packed room. The cross community participants came from a wide ...

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OCN Level 2 in Understanding Good Relations

is course was delivered in partnership with Diversity Challenges and engaged a group of young women from Fermanagh who were attending a programme through Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative. As well as undertaking class room based learning for 6 weeks, the ...

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Troubled Art project with National Museums NI

Many thanks to Donal McAnallen, who was employed by National Museums NI for delivering an excellent arts and heritage based programme in Mid Ulster.People from all walks of life and all communities engaged in this initiative whereby they undertook ...

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Royal Visit to Brownlow House

A highlight for rural participants and RCN alike. During May 2019 RCN was invited by Brownlow House to attend a Royal visit by HRH Prince Charles. Attendees from an OCN Level 1 and 2 in Ulster Scots were also ...

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