Joe O'Donnell recently sat on the panel at Corrymeela for the CREDIT course which is designed for teachers who are currently involved in community relations work in their schools.  

Belfast Interface Project 13th Annual General Meeting

Belfast Interface Project held our Thirteenth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 21st of February 2014. We had the great pleasure of hosting Prof. Brandon Hamber, our keynote speaker.

Prof. Hamber reflected on aspects of multiculturalism/ interculturalism, community security paradox and interdependence. All these aspects were very important to think over, in terms of community engagement.

The Annual Report was presented as well as the Treasurer’s Report, which was unanimously approved.

Young People Leading the Way Project Launch

Belfast Interface Project and Different Tracks Global are delighted to announce a successful bid for funding through OFMDFM’s 2013-14 Central Good Relations Fund. The project is called, ‘Young People Leading The Way’ and aims to contribute to efforts to reduce tension in the Interface areas around Inner East Belfast by building capacity for young people to move towards taking a peer leadership role in helping build a united communities strategy. 

'Exchanging Perceptions' exhibition opens in the Waterfront Hall - open to the public until October 24th.

Belfast Interface Project is currently managing delivery of the 'Inner East Outer West' project - a collaborative inter-community relationship-building project involving groups and communities, both young people and adults from both sides of interfaces in inner East Belfast and in the Suffolk and Lenadoon communities in Outer West Belfast.

One element within the larger project has been a photography project - the 'Exchanging Perceptions' project.

'Stories of Hope'

Belfast Interface Project, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre and Tell It In Colour recently hosted a night of storytelling with young people enaging in the Leonardo Mobility Project on the Belfast Barge.

New Mediation Service Offered

Belfast Interface Project and TIDES are jointly offering a new mediation service as part of a new project funded by SEUPB through Belfast City Council Community Safety Unit, to end of December 2013.

The project will offer mediation training – both accredited and unaccredited – and also mediation case work.

To register your interest in any of these services, please contact Arthur Magill on magilla@belfastcity.gov.uk  or 028 9032 0202.

New Publication Available: Sharing Education in Interface Areas

The Institute for Conflict Research (ICR) and Belfast Interface Project (BIP) have recently (2013) undertaken research into the potential for sharing education in schools in interface areas of North Belfast.

Funded by the Integrated Education Fund (IEF), this research is part of a broader regional discussion on the nature of shared education, what this currently constitutes for communities and what the opportunities are for its development.

For access to this latest publication, please click on the link below:

Reviewing Belfast Interfaces with Belfast Met staff and students

John Mc Quillan (Belfast Interface Project ) reviews ‘ Belfast Interfaces- Security Barriers and Defensive Use of Space’ a piece of research carried out by BIP and the Institute for Conflict Research to identify and classify the known security barriers and associated forms of defensive architecture in residential areas of Belfast, with Belfast Met’s staff and students in Titanic Quarter’s College on March 7th, 2013.

Stories of Hope - Event

Belfast Interface Project, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre and Tell It In Colour present a night of storytelling with young people enaging in the Leonardo Mobility Project.

Young people from across Belfast's interface communities have completed a programme of training in Belfast and an 8 week placement in Valencia, Spain with a focus on Hospitality and Tourism. 'Stories of Hope' is a night where the young people will share their experiences and celebrate their acheivements. Musicians More Than Conquerors will be performing and refreshments will be served.

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