NCCRI are committed to developing
a North/South agenda for anti-racism and intercultural strategies. The
NCCRI and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) have been
working in partnership since 1998 on a number of North South projects
including European Week Against Racism (incorporating UN International
Day Against Racism) during March each year. The NCCRI and ECRI have
been involved in organising North-South Roundtables since 1999. The
first Roundtable took place in Dundalk in 1999, a key outcome of which
was the publication of 'Developing a North/South Agenda for Anti-Racism
and Racial Equality Strategies' (1999). There was also a North-South
Roundtable on Migration in February 2004 on issues and concerns
growing rise in racism and the need to develop intercultural strategies
has been well documented both in the North and the South. The current
policy context provides a unique opportunity to build on existing
initiatives in the implementation of an effective North-South approach
in the fight against racism and discrimination. The Equality Commission
for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and
the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities have specifically
identified the need for both National Action Plans against Racism
(NPAR) to contain a reference to North-South cooperation. The Irish
governments summary of the outcomes of the consultation process on the
NPAR specifically refers to the need for the NPAR to build on existing
North-South cooperation, and the possibility of a common section in the
Irish and British NPARs.
Fourth North South Intercultural Forum:
Focus on policy and service delivery to support the achievement of minority ethnic
children and young people in schools
North & South. Wed 28th March 2007. Forum brochure (PDF format)
4th North/ South Roundtable on Traveller Accommodation Policy
Report of the 4th North/ South Roundtable on Traveller Accommodation Policy held in Ballybot House, Newry, Co. Down on 3rd November2006.
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Third North South Intercultural Forum
Theme: Focus on funding policies to support the capacity of minority ethnic community groups to engage with policy makers and service deliverers north and south
Thursday 16th November 2006
10.30 am – 3.30 pm
Dundalk, Co Louth
NCCRI Dundalk office
3/5 Jocelyn Street
Tel. 042- 935 2730
Report of the North South Roundtable on Traveller Accommodation
Policy held in the NCCRI/ SYNERGY Offices, Dundalk Co Louth on
15th March 2006.
First North South Intercultural Forum Report
Theme: Employment & Migration
Conference: Promoting Rights of Migrant Workers
A North-South conference developing arguments and strategies for promoting the rights of migrant workers.
Tuesday 23 May 2006
Organised by: Animate Project www.animate-ccd.net
South Tyrone Empowerment Programme (STEP) www.stepni.org
National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI's Synergy initiative).
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Conference: How Public Authorities Provide Services to Minority Ethnic Groups
The conference on How Public Authorities Provide Services to Minority Ethnic Groups took place in Belfast on 28th March.
Racism Knows No Boundaries
A North South Anti-Racism and Intercultural Awareness Programme for Community Groups in the
Border Region. Training events are being held in November and December 2005.
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2nd North South Intercultural Forum
on Housing & Accommodation
Venue: Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Co. Down
Date: 11th April 2006
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1st North-South Intercultural Forum
The particular focus of the first North-South Intercultural Forum was on the challenges for employment policy and employment services emerging
as a consequence of inward migration.
Date: 25th October 2005,
Venue: Fairways Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth.
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A North/South Intercultural Initiative
year programme focussing on building an intercultural focus
into service provision in the border region and Northern Ireland.
This project is supported by the EU INTERREG IIIA Programme for Ireland/Northern Ireland
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public services to minority ethnic groups
project to examine how public
authorities provide services for ethnic and immigrant groups within the
prescribed legal framework in three jurisdictions: Northern Ireland,
the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
research, commissioned by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy
First Minister (Northern Ireland) from the Centre for Cross Border
Studies, is being carried out by the NCCRI, the Institute for Conflict
Research (Belfast), and Organization and Social Development Consultants
about the project
a North/South Agenda for Anti-Racism and Racial Equality Strategies: An
overview of recent developments in Ireland and Europe On Racism and
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Workers Roundtable PDF
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