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In Focus – The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement     

Youth Link: NI is inviting youth workers, teachers, volunteers, and other practitioners who work with young people, in different contexts, to participate in Keeping the Peace, a conversation series that will bring into focus different aspects of peacebuilding and community relations. 

As part of the Practical Reconciliation Project funded by Community Relations Council (CRC), Youth Link: NI will provide the space for practitioners to reflect on the progress that we have made in Northern Ireland and consider how we can continue to build together on the vision for a shared, inclusive, and flourishing community, for everyone who calls this place home. Youth Link: NI will capture the views shared and use these to inform the development of practical tools and resources that can support young people explore peace & reconciliation themes in today’s context.

The first conversation in the series will focus on the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement (see flyer attached). April 2023 marks the 25th Anniversary of the signing of this Agreement, and this session will be an opportunity for youth workers, teachers, and volunteers to:

  • Reflect on the impact of the Agreement and take stock on where we are at now as a society.
  • Share the challenges that are experienced by young people in our communities; and
  • Consider what is needed to address these challenges to improve outcomes for young people and build a sustainable peace.                                        

WHEN  2.30pm – 4.30pm Tuesday 4 April 2023   WHERE Youth Link, 638 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DY

To register your attendance for the first conversation session, please can you complete the following form https://forms.gle/b9xZ8Wn63wAxZdiL9 by 4pm on Thursday 30 March 2023

Youth Link are also engaging with young people as part of the project. If your youth group would be interested, and/or you would like further information about the wider Reconciliation Project in Youth Link, please contact Joanne Stainsby, Research and Curriculum Development Officer, joanne@youthlink.org.uk                                                                                                                 

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