Equity Diversity Interdependence
Promoting a Peaceful and FairSociety based on Reconciliationand Mutual Trust.
Contact: David Holloway
LINC Resource Centre
218 York Street
Tel: 028 9035 1450
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Strategic Aims for 2009-2012
1. To reinvigorate the membership base & develop an efficient and reflective learning organisation.
2. To promote & deliver dialogue processes that embrace best practice.
3. To develop & maintain a team of dialogue practitioners.
4. To create better understanding of policy documents that affect our lives.
Strategic Objectives for Aim 1:
1.1 To update & consolidate all databases.
1.2 To recruit new members & partners groups.
1.3 To communicate & engage with the members.
1.4 To raise the profile of the work of the organisation.
1.5 To develop spaces for reflection & learning.
Strategic Objectives for Aim 2:
2.1 To promote & deliver the ‘Dialogue on the Ground’ Project.
2.2 To facilitate a series of dialogues around interface barriers.
2.3 To learn from our own practice & the practice of others.
2.4 To share good practice in dialogue.
2.5 To explore & promote innovation in dialogue practice.
2.6 To evaluate effective & inclusive dialogue & post dialogue practice
Strategic Objectives for Aim 3:
3.1 To recruit a panel of dialogue practitioners.
3.2 To provide training for the panel of dialogue practitioners.
3.3 To develop a training manual/handbook for dialogue practitioners.
3.4 To provide support& team building to the panel of dialogue practitioners.
3.5 To continue to research the training & support needs of practitioners.
3.6 To continue developing a range of progressive training opportunities for dialogue practitioners.
Strategic Objectives for Aim 4:
4.1 To deliver the ‘Unravelling the Jargon’ Project.
4.2 To identify key policy documents to address.
4.3 To make key policy documents accessible & understandable.
4.4 To explore the use of a range of different media to use to make policy documents more accessible to all.
4.5 To network with a wide range of groups & organisations around policy.
4.6 To develop a service for policy consultations
Quickfire Dialogue Sessions
Initial Dialogue ‘feeler’ sessions took place at the Baron Hall Newtownabbey, The Junction Derry/Londonderry, Moygashel Dungannon
Consultative Group on the Past Unravelling the Jargon document series of consultations
Beads Workshop with the Kilcooney Women’s Group
Women in Search of Peace Dialogue session
Bordering on the Possible cross border peace building Dialogue
Crevagh Women’s Group and Families beyond Conflict 2 Dialogues
Strabane and District Community Network 2 Dialogues
Visit by African delegation on behalf of British Council Dialogue between delegates and peace activists from Ireland
Consultation on Parading legislation
Ex Border Service Personnel of ex servicemen from Donegal who served along the border during the Nortern Ireland conflict 2 Dialogues
Cartoons in Conflict exhibition from the Middle East incorporating 3 Dialogues in Belfast and derry
Six Week Sessions
Ard Carn Men’s Group
Ard Carn Women’s Group
Ard Carn Women’s Group and Connswater Women’s Group
Drumbeg Residents Association and Parkmore Residents Association Lurgan
Northern IrelandCommunity for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Women’s Common Path Network Turf Lodge Belfast
Banner Cross Border Project involving women from Raphoe Donegal and Castlederg Tyrone
2 Facilitators Residentials
Banner Project Residential
Women’s Common Path Network
Women in Conflict involving 5 women’s groups throughout Northern Ireland
Drumbeg Residents Association
Unravelling the Jargon
Documents published to date have included the following:
Consultative Group on the Past
Policing and Criminal Justice
St. Andrew’s Agreement
Social Apartheid: Is this what we really want?
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