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.

OCN Level 2 in Gender Based issues

Women from Mid Ulster engaged in a four week OCN course with the Institute for Conflict Research called Gender Based issues. It was a chance to discuss issues affecting rural women and also look at wider societal issues. It ...

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War to End all Wars project

This programme was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund NI and involved a six month engagement with rural participants on WW1 and its aftermath. The project involved photoshop workshops, best practice visits to museums to meet curators, creative writing ...

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Ordinary women in Extra Ordinary Times & other programmes

United Irishmen and Williamite Wars and State of NI Shared History programmesNorthern Springs definitely sprung into action this year with a wide range of shared history programmes, funded by ABC Council PEACE IV as well as the Community Relations ...

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OCN Level 1 in Ulster Scots

During March 2020, participants from a range of rural communities through NI took part in an OCN presentation for Ulster Scots. Many thanks to Ulster Scots Community Network for working in partnership with RCN on this initiative and we ...

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#SELFIE End Celebration Event

Thursday 31st January 2019 This 'SELFIE' was a year long good relations programme delivered across three council areas, Causeway Coast and Glens, ABC and Mid Ulster with 40 women. It was a programme about women empowering women.SELFIE - Self Esteem, ...

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