Sign Up to Community Relations Week 2013
The Community Relations Council (CRC) is inviting community, voluntary, public sector and other organisations to stage events during Community Relations Week 2013, from 20th to 26th May.
To be included in the printed programme groups need to complete an entry form by 27 March.
The Week will seek to illustrate attempts across all communities to build an inclusive and shared society based on mutual respect and to find positive ways to express cultural identity in the midst of diversity.
Community Relations Week is coordinated by CRC and has featured a wide range of organisations across Northern Ireland. In 2012, more than 160 events were staged by local councils, statutory bodies, community and voluntary groups, and other organisations.
Events must have a cross-community objective and can range from small private gatherings to large public events. In past years, they have included lectures; conferences; training events; launches of policies, strategies and initiatives; as well as sporting, cultural and economic events.
Tony McCusker, Chairman of CRC says: “Community Relations Week has gone from strength-to-strength in terms of participation and support over the past 10 years and continues to play a valuable role in communicating the vital importance of community relations work.
“Despite the difficult economic and financial environment, the Community Relations Council believes that the need to build a more shared society and to challenge the segregation and division around us is more relevant than ever.
“It is a fantastic platform for those organisations working hard all year to breakdown division and build relationships in the community to showcase their excellent work and for public bodies to show their commitment to building a more shared society.”
Further information about Community Relations Week, including how to register an event, can be found at: www.nicrc.org.uk or by contacting the Community Relations Council on 028 9022 7500.
Entry forms should be completed by 27 March.