Northern Ireland Foundation Citizenship Award 2010

As part of the 2010 annual conference of the Forum for Cities in Transition, hosted by the Mitrovica Forum in Kosovo, I presented a special award for citizenship to two youth workers at the Centre for Civil Society Development (CCSD). As far as I can recall, I said the following: Momcilo (Arlov) (Programme Director, CCSD) […]

EU Open Days 2009

In what has become an annual event, the EU’s Committee of the Regions organises a week-long series of seminars under the banner “Open Days”. This year, I made the effort to attend, particularly because one of the scheduled seminars hosted by the European People’s Party Group, “City diplomacy: A tool for building measures of confidence”, […]

Divided Cities conference

Divided Cities conferenceBy Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation13 April 2009 I’ve arrived in Boston for a 3-day conference on divided cities, with delegates from Kirkuk (Iraq), Mitrovica (Kosovo/Serbia), Nicosia (Cyprus), Derry-Londonderry and Belfast (Northern Ireland). I had some responsibility in securing delegates from Nicosia, as well as Derry-Londonderry and Belfast. The premise of the […]

Peace Work 20090324 Exporting Northern Ireland lessons

20090324_Peace_Work.mp3 Listen on Posterous On today’s BBC Radio 4 programme, Peace Work, Mark Devenport investigates how Northern Ireland’s politicians are sharing their experiences of conflict resolution. Interviews include Professor Padraig O’Malley (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Quintin Oliver (Stratagem (NI)), Jeffrey Donaldson MLA (Junior Minister, OFMdFM), and Martin McGuinness (deputy First Minister). (Audio playback above) Immediate […]