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.

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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Flagging it up

RCNs Annual Community Relations Week Conference focused on the topic of Flags and Emblems across Northern Ireland. The theme of CRC Week encompassed No more them and us and this event was the first step for many in terms ...

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Communities and Policing project

Rural Community Network staff, Charmain Jones, Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Officer, Ann Ward, Rural Enabler for Co. Tyrone and Sharon OToole, Rural Enabler for Co. Louth took part in a Communities and Policing project through Intercomm, Belfast. As part ...

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