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Under PEACE IV, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has been provided with an opportunity to develop a new PEACE IV Plan.  The aim is to build upon the experience of previous Peace Programmes by tackling the remaining challenges that exist in building positive relationships and developing shared spaces across the Borough.

This Programme has four key priority areas, against which Council plans to focus on three. These are: Children and Young People, Shared Spaces & Services and Building Positive Relations. Council has an opportunity to bid for up to €4,400,788 for the period 2014 to 2020 across these three themes. 

Council will aim to tackle issues such as racism and sectarianism and embed the concept of reconciliation into the objectives and desired results of the Programme. It will also be aimed at promoting cross-community and cross border relations and understanding. 


Open Call for Social Partners for the New PEACE IV Partnership Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council welcome applications from local individuals across the Borough to apply for membership to act as Voluntary Social Partners within the new Peace IV Local Area Partnership to oversee the delivery on a voluntary basis of the Local Action Plan for Peace IV.

Background

The overall aims of the Peace IV Programme 2014 – 2020 is to address remaining issues between communities, and to identify and address key issues in order to support the overall Peace Process and efforts to develop and deepen reconciliation between divided communities.

Three Specific Objectives have been identified for Peace IV in relation to Local Authorities and local Peace Action Plans;

  •        Children and Young People (0-24)

Enhancing the capacity of children and young people to form positive and effective relationships with others of a different background.

  •        Shared Spaces and Services

The creation of a more cohesive society through an increased provision of shared spaces and services.

  •        Building Positive Relationships

The promotion of positive relationships where cultural diversity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance.

The Partnership

The Causeway Coast and Glens Peace Partnership will be made up of Elected Representatives and Social Partners, alongside relevant Statutory Representatives who will provide additional expertise.

Application forms and guidance notes are available from: PEACE IV, Community and Culture, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine BT52 1EY; email: zara.curry@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk Tel: 028 70347032.

Completed Postal Application forms (including an equal opportunities form) should be returned to the above address in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside 'PEACE IV Social Partners' no later than 27th May 2016 at 1.00pm. Email Application should be returned to zara.curry@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk and Monitoring Form submitted in Hard Copy. Late submissions will not be accepted.


PEACE IV MEMBER DATABASE

Council is also developing a Causeway Coast and Glens PEACE IV Member Database for those groups and individuals interested in being informed and updated about the Causeway Coast and Glens Peace IV Plan.  You can register at one of the public meetings taking place across the Borough or alternatively contact:-

Adele.McCloskey@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk 

PEACE IV SURVEY

We also invite you to share your views on what you think might be the PEACE building priorities for the area and how you might get engaged in the programme by completing the PEACE IV online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCGPEACE4Survey