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BME Older People’s Needs Report Launch – Belfast @ Belfast City Hall
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

This report is the outcome of a mapping exercise of the health and well-being needs of ethnic minority older people (50+) including the Irish Traveller and Roma in Belfast. This project is funded by the PHA.
Please let us know if you wish to attend, if you need any assistance or have specific dietary requirements.
E-MAIL: sara.vicente@belfasttrust.hscni.net PHONE: 028 95 045476

Voluntary Community and Social Economy Futures : Future of the Sector – Belfast @ The MAC
May 25 all-day

Voluntary Community and Social Economy Futures : Future of the Sector – 25 May

At our Future of the Sector conference BCT will launch “Agenda for change and development in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector in Northern Ireland” followed by a key note input from Charles Leadbeater, leading thinker on innovation and creativity. (Read his essay written for NPC last year, on how the social sector offers a means to a better future


and his biography here.


The Agenda for Change identifies 7 key areas; Voluntary action, Civic Activism, Collaboration, Innovation, A focus on outcomes, Resilience and renewal, Leadership, that BCT believes need to be a focus for activity, development, resourcing and support by the sector, its funders and policy makers if the sector is to fully realise the role of the sector in contributing to a better society here.

You will have the opportunity to consider these ideas for future actions, hear from thought leaders in these key areas and consider along with others how the future actions required can be implemented.

Registration is through EventBrite (See the link below) and a detailed agenda and further information will follow.


The conference is being held at The MAC on 25 May.

NWMF Showcase Launch Event – Derry @ Ulster University Magee Campusi ROOM MU125
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Showcase Launch Event: Room MU125, Ulster University Magee (New Teaching Block)

Diverse Perspectives on a Global Conflict: Living Legacies and Migrant Voices of World War One

This panel exhibition reflects on the story of World War One from the perspective of migrants currently living in Northern Ireland. Over the period of a year the exhibition was developed in collaboration between Ulster University and the North West Migrants Forum, funded by the Living Legacies 1914-1918 Engagement Centre.

The panels were prepared by the participants themselves and tell the story of their country of origin during the war. The images and text illustrate how the conflict impacted on countries beyond Britain and Ireland and thus continues to have a legacy for migrants living in Northern Ireland today.

Our showcase launch will welcome visitors to view the panels and meet with some of the participants in the setting of the new Magee Teaching block.

Please register if you wish to attend for catering purposes.

Refreshments provided

Twitter: @ppmcdermott1 @LivingLegacies3 @nwmforum @museumstudiesuu

Multicultural Picnic – Banbridge @ Bannside Presbyterian Church
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bulgarian Culture Showcase Concert – Armagh @ The Market Place Theatre
May 26 @ 2:30 pm
International Children’s Day Event – Omagh @ The Station Centre
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
International Children’s Day Omagh
Theme: Princess and Pirates
26th May, Saturday 3pm-5pm
Balloon Modelling,
Puppet Show
Face Painting
Art Corners
Free Event Everybody Welcome
We hope lots of children can dress up as princesses and pirates
Organized by Hungarian Community in collaboration with Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group
Międzynarodowy Dzień Dziecka
Motyw księżniczki i piraci
Modelowanie balonowe, przedstawienie kukielkowe, malowanie twarzy
Darmowe wydarzenie, wszyscy są mile widziani
mamy nadzieję, że wiele dzieci przyjdzie i ubierze się jak księżniczki i piraci
Organizowany przez Wspólnotę Węgierską we współpracy z Grupą Wsparcia Spolecznosci Etnicznych Omagh


Irish Aid’s Africa Day – 27th May – Dublin @ Farmleigh Estate
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are delighted to announce that Irish Aid’s Africa Day 2018 Flagship Event will return to Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park on Sunday 27th May. The festivities will take place from 11am until 6pm and planning for the day is now underway.

Get Involved in Africa Day 2018

Want to get involved in Africa Day 2018? We are looking for Community GroupsNGOsTradersPerformers and Volunteers to take part in the Africa Day 2018 Dublin flagship event which will take place on Sunday, 27th May at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park. The event will run from 11am to 6pm.

Full details and applications forms are available under the respective headings below:

Community Groups





The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Thursday, 26th April. Late applications will not be considered.

Keep an eye out for updates in our news section and on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages as we announce event details over the coming week

NICONI Family Fun Day – Belfast @ Shaftesbury Community & Recreation Centre
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Equality Commission Discussion Event – Belfast @ Equality House
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participation in Public Life: Key Inequalities and Policy Recommendations 


 The Commission has identified a range of inequalities in our draft Statement on Key Inequalities and suggests a number of proposed policy responses in our draft policy recommendations. 

They would welcome your contribution at the discussion to: identify any further evidence or data sources; refine our proposed key inequalities; and to inform our draft recommendations for public policy.

You can download the draft Statement on Key Inequalities here.  A copy of the draft policy recommendations will be available in advance of the event.

If you are interested in attending, please click here to register and provide any dietary or reasonable adjustment requirements you may have.  Alternatively, you can email Cynthia Rice or telephone 02890 500673 with your requirements.

Camp United Nations for Girls
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Camp United Nations for Girls Dublin 2018 is a political leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to international politics and the work of the United Nations. The program begins with a lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken in the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and guided through researching her country . When the General Assembly convenes delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates, caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting. All activities will be guided by a camp counselor in small working groups of delegates.

Camp United Nations for Girls is ideal for girls with an interest in politics. The individiual delegate fee is $175USD and the group rate is $155USD. Any purchase of 5 or more tickets qualifies for the group rate fee of $155USD. The delegate fee covers all program materials, snacks, lunch and GIP logo t-shirt. The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the event. For additional information visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email info@girlsinpolitics.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52698319

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. “Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht” https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo