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.

'National Identity, Making Census of a New Northern Ireland'

Rural Community Network (RCN) recently held a conference entitled 'National Identity, Making Census of a New Northern Ireland', as part of Community Relations Week. This conference, funded by the Community Relations Council, took place on Thursday 23rd May at ...

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OCN Level II Awards

Participants of the OCN level II Getting to know your Institutions programme, were awarded with their certificates by Sharon Haughey, Mayoress of Armagh at a recent event in the Palace Stables, Armagh. Participants came from the Armagh City ...

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Flags 'subject to state regulation'

The flying of national flags from lampposts in Northern Ireland should be subject to state regulation, with zero tolerance of paramilitary symbols, a new community relations blueprint from the Alliance party has recommended. The proposals also call on the ...

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Northern Ireland peace walls should 'come down by 2022

Belfast's peace walls should be brought down by 2022, a draft report on developing a new community relations strategy has said. The Cohesion, Sharing and Integration document has been in preparation for months by a cross-party Stormont group. Another ...

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Black & Minority Ethnics Project

Charmain Jones, Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Officer and Fergal ODonnell, Learning and Skills Officer recently completed a three week training programme with members of the Black and Minority Ethnic groups from across Armagh, Newry and Mourne and Dundalk. This ...

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