Shared Stories and Safer Spaces: An Intercultural Northern Ireland: A Policy Brief

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This report examines the quality and sustainable outcomes of the Shared Stories, Safe
Spaces’ Project, developing a policy position paper using case study evaluation. Delivered
by the North West Migrants Forum (based in Derry~Londonderry), the programme’s aim
was to strengthen social cohesion and inclusion by improving attitudes between young
people (YP) from BME communities and YP from the two largest communities in Northern
Ireland, Protestant, Unionist, Loyalist (PUL) and Catholic Nationalist Republic (CNR). The
project engaged and supported YP from diverse backgrounds to explore the life stories
of migrants - which also relate to their own experiences. This included a consideration
of a range of both contemporary and historical stories about those who have left N.I to
live elsewhere and also contemporary stories about people who have come to live here.
Central to the project was the current question of immigration internationally and how
societies deal with cultural diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShared Stories Safer Spaces: An Intercultural Northern Ireland
PublisherNorth West Migrants Forum
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 20 May 2020


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