East-West Connections Enhanced at Future Leaders Connect Day
In this post-Brexit world, Co-operation Ireland is committed to ensuring the development of East/West connections across our islands. This commitment was evident at our recent Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders Connect Day at Queen’s University Belfast, we were delighted to welcome young leaders and staff from the England-based Luton Irish Forum, an organisation which promotes Irish identity, culture and heritage in communities within Luton.
Developing and strengthening social and civic connections on an East-West basis is a matter of strategic importance for Co-operation Ireland. Speaking on the partnership with the Luton Irish Forum, Programme Manager of Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders programme, Margaret Lucey, said:
Th e CIFL Connect Day brought together young leaders from the islands of Ireland and Great Britain, who enjoyed a keynote speech from the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Finance (NI), Professor Neil Gibson, and took part in a series of leadership workshops, focusing on negotiation, lobbying and public speaking skills.
We were also delighted to welcome our CIFL Ambassador organisations, Carson McDowell and Henry Brothers, to deliver a series of leadership workshops to young leaders, focusing on areas like conflict resolution, negotiation and effective communication.