In May 2011 a major international conference took place in Derry/Londonderry. The event brought together seventy delegates from cities around the world. Each of these cities shared something in common. They had all experienced violent conflict arising from deep communal divisions. The cities included Beirut, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Haifa, Jerusalem, Kaduna, Kirkuk, Mitrovicë/Kosovska Mitrovica, Mitte, Mostar, Nicosia, and Ramallah.
Bridging the Gap tells the story of the Forum for Cities in Transition — its birth and underlying philosophy. It also describes what the 2011
conference sought to do and reflects on the difference that it has made in the journey to peace both locally and internationally.
The report is available to download (59MB).