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.

“A step forward for the Marching Band Community”

The Confederation of Ulster Bands, in partnership with REACT (Armagh) and Rural Community Network, launched the first strategic plan for the organisation on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at Brownlow House, Lurgan. The Confederation itself has been in existence for ...

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“Together Building a United Community"

Rural Community Network held a very successful conference on Thursday 19th June 2014 at Oxford Island entitled Together Building a United Community, looking Beyond Belfast. Over 70 rural participants were in attendance with a number of guest speakers from ...

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A ‘Day to Remember’ project

Rural Community Network in Cookstown ran a Day to Remember project in partnership with the North Armagh Womens Project and the Hart Memorial Primary School Portadown. The format of the event utilised the skills of the older women (arts ...

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Reading and writing for PEACE

John and Eamonn from The Junction, Derry/Londonderry facilitated an excellent three week programme called Reading and writing for PEACE. Some of the creative pieces of work from the group can be viewed on the Reading and Writing for PEACE ...

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Who’s there? Who’s here?

Charmain Jones, Good Relations Officer with RCN worked alongside Embrace NI during March 2014, by offering an interactive workshop called Whos there? Whos here? exploring the issue of migration and its impact in rural areas. The cafe conversation focused ...

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