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Volunteer Now! Training Calendar.

New Training Calendar! Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar on Monday 1 April 2019.  Courses include Developing a Volunteer Programme, Keeping it Legal: Volunteers & the Law, The 3 R’s: Recruit, Retain, Reward, and many more. To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have two offers available for all participants booking …

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European Parliament Milestone Vote for the Rights of Black People in Europe

European Parliament milestone vote for the rights of Black people in Europe  On March 26th the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the fundamental rights of people of African descent in Europe. This is the first time that the European Parliament publicly recognises the specific racism and fundamental rights issues facing people of African descent in Europe. There is broad …

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NI Good relations Indicators Annual Update

ICYMI-The Good Relations Indicator report was recently published by The Executive Office & presents a range of statistics relating to community relations, including numbers of hate crimes, attitudinal data on Protestant/Catholic relations and attitudes towards mixing in schools, neighbourhoods and the workplace. To find out more, click on the link below https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/northern-ireland-good-relations-indicators-annual-update-2018

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Law Centre Migrants and Benefits Course – various locations

Migrants and benefits This course gives advisers the tools they need to quickly identify what entitlement migrants have to social security and other public services. Can a Latvian worker receive help with housing costs? Can a Syrian refugee claim Universal Credit? Can an American spouse claim disability benefits? Can a victim of trafficking get free healthcare?   This course will …

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Féile 30 Programme Submissions

2018 marks the 30th birthday of Féile an Phobail and the call is now open for submissions for the Féile an Earraigh Spring festival (12th-18th March) and the flagship August Féile (2nd -12th August). Submissions for events and activities that fall outside the above dates are also welcome. Our aim is to have the most exciting festival to date and we need your …

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Stronger Together Working Conference

On 17th May Stronger Together hosted a working conference exploring the state of the BME sector in the current political Northern Irish and UK context. Firstly, the delegates were faced with a session of ‘Programme for Government Speed Dating’ which proved a useful and lively exercise allowing them to get to know the PfG outcomes as well  to exchange opinions …

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Polish Cultural Week Events

Triple Exhibition Ilona Kaźmierczak / Anna Smolińska-Howie /Magdalena Miler 10th-19th October opening night: 10th October 5:30pm free event PS² Paragon Studios 11 North Street Belfast BT1 1NA _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Films Strand Arts Centre 152-154 Holywood Road Belfast BT4 1NY   19th October Call me Marianne in cooperation with Visegrad Film Festival reception with Polish finger food before the film 6:30pm / …

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Local Businesses help to promote the Importance of Emotional Health

This summer East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA) is working together with local businesses, churches and community service providers to promote emotional health and suicide prevention. Over the past three years, several similar campaigns have been done across East Belfast including partnerships with local bars, bookmakers, shops and sports clubs. This project is different in that it will target people …

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Free OCN Accredited Training in The Arts

Opportunity to gain OCN Accredited arts training The arts are an integral part of promoting good relations, cultural diversity and integrated communities. It can be a safe, enjoyable or challenging vehicle creating dialogue and increasing understanding between different communities. The importance therefore of supporting and delivering positive, high quality arts and cultural programmes cannot be underestimated. This 2 x ½ day …

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