June 6, 2018

Towards a New Common Chapter: A grass-roots vision for cooperation within and between these islands.

11am Friday 29th June
Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry

Come and find out about the ‘Towards a New Common Chapter’ project.

This  action  research  project,  which  has  been  undertaken  by  the  Centre  for  Cross  Border Studies, is  funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It  is intended to facilitate the development  of  a  “New  Common  Chapter”  representing  grass-roots  support  for collaborative  and  sustainable  North-South  and  East-West  relations.  The  Centre  for  Cross Border  Studies  has  been  working  with  community  organisations  from  both  sides  of  the border  –  involving  in  particular,  the  active  participation  of  women,  young  people  and Protestant community organisations  –  to produce a New  Common Chapter that voices the needs  of  civil  society.  This  work  will  result  in  informed  and  motivated  community organisations on the island of Ireland able to engage with policies and policy-makers on the value of cross-border cooperation and ensuring that it addresses the needs of civic society.

The  project  is  now  in  its  third  stage,  with  the  participating  groups  having  agreed  a  draft “New Common Chapter for cooperation within and between these islands” at the end of the second stage. During this event Dr Antony Soares, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies,  along with representatives from some of the participating groups, will explain how the project has progressed and invite  your feedback  on the document  as well as providing the opportunity to network on a cross border basis. There will also be an input from Rachael Craig Derry City and Strabane District Council on their Community Plan and Carnegie application.

Don’t miss your chance to have a say.

A copy of the programme is available here.

For more information or to R.S.V.P please contact

Roisin O’Hagan NWCN roisin@nwcn.org Tel 71261941.

Jim O’Neill jim@communitydialogue.org Tel 90351450

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