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.

Addressing Contested Spaces - Vital for Regional Development

The NI Assemblys Regional Development Committee has been briefed by the Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network on the importance of addressing contested space outside Belfast and the potential impact this has on regional development opportunities. Presenting to ...

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Shared education or Shared-out education?

This was amongst a number of key questions raised at the Sustaining Schools, Sustaining Communities Community Relations Week Conference organised by Rural Community Network, in partnership with the Integrated Education Fund recently. A high turnout of rural community groups, ...

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Beyond Belfast Report

Rural Community Network and the Community Relations Council were provided with the opportunity to brief the OFMDFM Committee members on 9 March 2011 prior to the preelection period. Researcher for the Beyond Belfast report, Neil Jarman (ICR), provided a ...

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OFMDFM publishes new Good Relations Indicators for Northern

RCN welcomes the recent publication of the Good Relations Indicators from OFMDFM, which presents a range of statistics relating to community relations including numbers of hate crimes, attitudinal data on Protestant/Catholic relations and levels of prejudice towards ethnic minorities. ...

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Peace lines remain obstacle to shared future - Ford

Justice Minister David Ford has said that peace lines remain an obstacle to building a Shared Future for Northern Ireland. The Minister reaffirmed the Department of Justices commitment to working in partnership with political and community leaders to remove ...

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