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Leadership Academy: Engaging with Communities at Risk

By India Fahy The Leadership Academy has been developed by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. It shares the knowledge and experience of conflict and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland and beyond, and its relation to dissent and risk in contemporary British society. The first session, […]

First EU Debate NI event launched in Belfast City Hall

The first EU Debate NI event was launched in Belfast City Hall by Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence on Friday, 5 February. It brought together representatives from across business, public and community sectors to discuss the issues that need to be considered in Northern Ireland in relation to the upcoming UK referendum on continued EU membership.

EU Debate NI is a programme of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (CDPB). CDPB are taking a neutral position in this debate, seeking to stimulate and inform debate on the issues in this referendum.

Conor Houston, Programme Director at CDPB commented following the event that “it was a lively, engaging and interactive event. We had round table discussions together with interactive polling allowed for diverse opinions and a range of views to be debated – including issues around trade, cross-border, immigration, effect on peace-funding and many other topics.”

Amplifying voices of respect and tolerance across Northern Ireland

Author: Nick Pickles Every day, Twitter is used to promote social change, challenge viewpoints and discuss the most pressing issues facing communities across the globe. As a public platform, our users’ power to challenge prejudice and division is a very real phenomenon, as recognised in a study from academics Orna Young and Paul Reilly, commissioned by […]

BE THE CHANGE: Creative Workshop with Twitter | 21 January

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in partnership with Twitter (UK) invite you to the BE THE CHANGE creative workshop on 21 January 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at the MAC Belfast, St. Anne’s Square, Belfast to develop an online campaign to address social issues and drive positive change in Northern Ireland To register […]

Speech at Queen’s University Belfast to mark the 20th Anniversary of the visit of President Bill Clinton to Belfast

President Clinton is someone who continues to greatly inspire me – from his Presidency through to his work at the Clinton Foundation.

Like myself, he was a recovering lawyer and then dedicated himself to inspiring change around the world. He embodies any definition of leadership and service to humanity. He took up the President John F Kennedy mantra of asking us all to do what we can for the betterment of our world.

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building launches EU Debate NI

CDPB launches EU Debate NI Following negotiations with EU members, the British Government has committed itself to holding a referendum on the question as to whether the UK should remain a member or leave the European Union. This referendum will take place before the end of 2017. This referendum is of huge importance to the […]

Towards A Better Future Conference Report

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership have been working for some time with DoJ and OFMDFM and other regional statutory, community and voluntary organisations in tackling hate crime. As part of this work it became clear there was a need for greater connection and alignment between central/local […]

CDPB launches EU Debate NI

In May 2015, the British Government committed itself to holding a referendum on the question as to whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of or leave the European Union, following negotiations which are currently taking place with other EU member states. The referendum will take place before the end of 2017. This referendum is of […]