Does Northern Ireland have a community relations strategy? Is anyone making a plan about how citizens in Northern Ireland might develop better relationships with each other, and move beyond the divisive politics of the past?
With the Shared Future document apparently shelved, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister has offered up for consultation a Cohesion, Sharing and Integration document. It requires responses to the document by Oct. 29, 2010.
So what the Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Document all about?
Platform for Change, launched earlier this year in an attempt to re-engage civil society in Northern Ireland’s political process, is holding a General Meeting this Saturday, September 25, 10am to 1pm, in the Chinese Welfare Association centre, on the corner of Stranmillis Embankment and the Ormeau Road in Belfast.
A key item on Platform for Change’s agenda is responding to the document.
The OFMDFM has also set a schedule of ‘Have your Say’ public meetings on the document in various locations in Northern Ireland, which continue until September 29.