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.

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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Update

RCN has been closely tracking the Cohesion, Sharing and Integration programme from its inception in September 2008. The recent CSI consultation formally closed on 5th November 2010 after numerous local and regional consultation events and sectoral meetings. Questions were ...

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RCN Response to CSI

RCNs article on CSI Cohesion, Sharing and Integration: Getting it wrong simply wont do highlights strongly our views in relation to the consultation document. In our response to the CSI Programme, RCN welcomed a number of points made within ...

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