Equity Diversity Interdependence
Promoting a Peaceful and Fair
Society based on Reconciliation
and Mutual Trust.
24th February, Armagh Hotel
This Conference organised by the CRC /POBAL Consortium will
The EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland (2007-2013) - 'the PEACE III Programme' - is a distinctive European Union Structural Funds Programme aimed at "reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promoting reconciliation."
Taking this overall aim forward, the PEACE III Programme focuses on two strategic objectives outlined as follows:
Priority 1: Reconciling Communities
Priority 2: Contributing to a Shared Society
Key activities will facilitate relationships on a cross community and/or cross-border basis to assist in addressing issues of trust, prejudice and intolerance, and accepting commonalities and differences. In addition, key activities will seek to acknowledge and deal with the hurt, losses, trauma and suffering caused by the conflict and has been broken down into two themes as follows:
Theme 1.1: Building positive relationships at the local level;
Theme 1.2: Acknowledging and dealing with the past.
CRC is currently working with Border Action on both of the Priority 1 themes.
Theme 1.2 comprises three individual strands as follows:
STRAND 1 - 'Addressing legacy and truth in Public Memory' This Strand is now closed.
STRAND 2 -'Support for Participation' (Currently closed for applications; as of as of 12 noon on Friday 30th January 2009) - update to follow.
Measure 1.2 – Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Priority 1: Reconciling Communities Theme 1.2: Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past The Community Relations Council and Pobal (The Consortium) have been appointed by the Special EU Programmes Body as a joint delivery mechanism for Theme 1.2 of the PEACE III Programme.
Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past
The Consortium is seeking innovative and boundary pushing applications from organisations or consortia interested in delivering peace-building and reconciliation projects which have a specific focus on dealing with the past and building pathways for a better future. Support will be provided to a diverse range of high quality medium to large scale projects which will be implemented between June 2011 and December 2014.
Indicative actions for this call include:
The Consortium welcomes applications which target those not already predisposed to reconciliation and facilitate and explore a wide range of experiences of the conflict; those which target and support victims and survivors of the conflict and their families; communities most affected by the conflict and those Peace III target groups currently underrepresented within the Peace III Programme;applications providing engagement and development of support to victims and survivors in the Border Counties are also particularly welcome.
The application process requires completion of an online Part a which is available at www.eugrants.org. The Part B and accompanying application Guidance Notes are available to download below and from the following websites from Friday 10th December: www.pobal.ie; www.nicrc.org.uk or www.seupb.eu.
You can also request a hard copy of the application Form Part B and Guidance Notes from either Mary McConnell, Pobal, on 0035347 71340/003531 5117500 - (firstname.lastname@example.org ), or Eileen Deacon, CRC on 028 90 227500 - (email@example.com ).
THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 4th MARCH 2011
The Consortium has arranged a number of Pre-Application Support Clinics in the following venues:
Monaghan(Blackwater Lifelong Learning Centre) - Monday 10th January 2011
Dungannon(CRC Offices) – Monday 17th January 2011
Belfast(NICVA Offices, Duncairn Gardens) - Monday 24th January 2011
Portrush(Townhall) – Monday 7th February 2011
We are holding pre-application support clinics on the above dates for potential applicants to Theme 1.2 Acknowledging and Dealing with the Past. At each of the Support Clinics the Consortium will deliver a short presentation outlining the aims and objectives of this current call. The Consortium will also provide applicants with an opportunity to discuss any queries/issues surrounding your project/application with a Consortium Development Officer on a one-to-one basis. Prior to attending these support clinics we would advise applicants to have read in detail the guidance notes and application form for this call.
Agenda for Workshops
At each venue there will be two sessions as follows:
If you wish to book a 30 minute slot please contact either:-
§ Pobal – Mary McConnell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 047 71340, 00353 47 71340 (calling from NI)
§ CRC – Eileen Deacon, email@example.com, 028 90 227500 or 048 90 227500 (calling from ROI)