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Rural NI: Your Place Your Voice

European Rural Parliament 2015 - NI Workshops
Rural Community Network is partnering with 29 other organisations across the EU to feed into the 2015 European Rural Parliament scheduled to take place at the start of November in Scharding in Austria. 
The overall purpose of the EU Rural Parliament is to:
  1. To strengthen the voice of the rural communities of Europe, and to ensure that the interests and well-being of these communities are strongly reflected in national and European policies
  2. To promote self-help, common understanding, solidarity, exchange of good practice and cooperation among rural communities throughout Europe.
The purpose of the workshops in NI is to inform discussion at a NI rural parliament event which we plan to hold in October.  This, in turn, will inform deliberations and delegates who will attend the EU Rural Parliament in November in Austria.

Workshops will take place in June as follows:
08.06.15  Houston’s Mill Broughshane Co Antrim  7.00-9.30pm
09.06.15  The Courthouse Markethill Co Armagh  7.00-9.30pm
16.06.15  Benedy Community Centre, Dungiven Co Derry  7.00-9.30pm
17.06.15  Fermanagh House, Enniskillen Co Fermanagh  7.30-10.00pm
18.06.15  RCN offices, 38a Oldtown St Cookstown Co Tyrone  7.00-9.30pm
30.06.15  The Lodge Castlewellan Co Down  7.00-9.30pm

The workshops will be interactive and will seek the opinions of a wide range of rural dwellers.  Come along and ensure your voice is heard on the issues that matter to you.

To register your attendance contact Teresa on 028 8676 6670 or email 

To find out more about the European Rural Parliament 2015 contact Aidan on 028 8676 6670 or email