WOMEN’STEC is working with the Centre for Cross Border Studies on an action research project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.  This work is intended to facilitate the development of a “New Common Chapter” representing grassroots support for collaborative and sustainable North-South and East-West relations.  Whereas the “old” Common Chapter represented a high-level policy dimension through its inclusion in Ireland’s National Development Plan and Northern Ireland’s Structural Funds Plan (2000-2006), CCBS is working with civil society organisations from both sides of the border – involving in particular, the active participation of women, young people and Protestant community organisations – to produce a New Common Chapter that voices the needs of civil society.  CCBS expects that this project will help to create the conditions at community level for independent engagement in cross-border initiatives.

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Click here to view the New Common Chapter.