|During 2001 and 2002, a group of people from non-governmental organisations involved in North/South co-operation met informally to discuss the proposal in the 1998 Belfast Agreement to set up an independent North/South Consultative Forum representative of the social partners and other elements of civil society in both jurisdictions.
Represented at those meetings were Co-operation Ireland, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Democratic Dialogue, the Institute for British-Irish Studies, the Rural Community Network and the Institute of Public Health in Ireland. They have been convened and chaired by Tony Kennedy, chief executive of Co-operation Ireland.
The informal group of North/South NGO representatives has decided to organise a ‘round table’ seminar to discuss this development and other matters relevant to the proposed Consultative Forum and the role of civil society organisations within it.
See the details on the round table seminar.
September 26, 2002