Disengaged Communities

Disengaged Communities

One of the visible aspects of the conflict is the high level of segregation within society. This is evidenced by residential segregation, peace walls, sectarian graffiti, public display of flags and emblems in a manner aimed to mark territory and intimidate. As well as increasing social division and tension, segregation also inhibits the potential for economic development and the efficient delivery of public services.

This project will involve changes in both attitudes and behaviour with a corresponding reduction in segregation.

The project will involve participants form the 7 DEAs in the Newry, Mourne and Down council area.

a.      Crotlieve DEA Forum
b.      Downpatrick DEA Forum
c.      Newry DEA Forum
d.      Rowallane DEA Forum
e.      Slieve Croob DEA Forum
f.       Slieve Gullion DEA Forum
g.      The Mournes DEA Forum

It will involve cross community engagement, training , trips and visists, online forum plans for DEAs and support grants

It is delivered in partnership with Utopian Learning

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