Council staff undertake fact-finding mission to Serbia and Croatia
MEMBERS of Antrim council are set to embark on a fact finding trip to Serbia and Croatia.
As part of the Carrickfergus, Antrim and Newtownabbey (CAN) Peace III Leadership and Learning programme Rhoda Gray, Community Services Manager, Valerie Crozier-Nicholl Good Relations Officer with Antrim Borough Council and Alison Allen, Policing and Community Safety Partnership Manager will be accompanying representatives from the local community sector on a study visit to Serbia and Croatia.
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roy Thompson presented them with plaques to gift to the Mayors of Vukovar and Subotica.
Rhoda said: “Over the past 18 months, we have been taking part in an Institute of Leadership Management endorsed programme. The aim of the programme is to build leadership skills for a shared society within a range of sectors and groups across the CAN area.
“The EU Peace III Programme is fully sponsoring the course and the visit to Serbia and Croatia. Both countries have emerged from a devastating civil war and are working their way through their own peace making process.”
Rhoda continues, “The programme challenges political and community leaders to look at engaging in new models of peace building.
“We will look at new behaviours which illustrate to others the value of a shared society; the important and influential role that all sections of society have in relation to building peace; and the collective responsibility that all people have in maintaining a peaceful society.
“We are really looking forward to this fact finding visit and to applying what we learn to help make the Borough more inclusive for everyone.”
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