The Community Relations Council is holding its annual practitioners conference today at the Armagh City Hotel.
Entitled ‘What If?’, the conference will chart the future changes and opportunities facing those involved in community relations work at a community level.
Paul Jordan, CRC’s Director of Funding and Development and the conference organiser, said:
‘At a time of political development we need to consider how we translate a political agreement into community agreements that will enable communities to work together.
‘This conference will be an important opportunity for Community Relations workers to reflect on the very real achievements that have been produced and what legacy we are going to hand over to the next generation. In the current climate of economic hardship we also need to consider the continuing relevance of work to build bridges between communities and, given the reductions in the availability of funding, how this can be best supported.’
The conference will be attended by around 100 community relations workers active in the community and voluntary sector. The morning session will be chaired by the BBC presenter William Crawley. The afternoon session will hear presentations from three guest speakers who will also take part in a panel discussion.
The guest speakers are:
Sandara Kelso-Robb, Executive Director of Lloyds TSB Foundations