Seminar at Stormont – Politicians
and Community Relations
June 23 2004
On June 23 2004,
MLA’s and District Councillors
will participate in an INCORE Seminar as part of the ongoing Politicians
and Community Relations project.
This seminar will present the preliminary findings of research conducted
via surveys of MLAs and district councillors and interviews with
politicians. This seminar is part of the ongoing research process
for this project which will culminate in a final report to be published
later this year, and a major international conference on community
relations and politics to be held in September.
This seminar will operate under Chatham House rules and is restricted
to MLAs and District Councillors. No press or other parties have
The aim of this project is to build up a comprehensive picture of
the views of public representatives on community relations and on
the role of politicians in the addressing of this issue. Before we
conclude our series of interviews and move to the report-writing
phase of the project, we would like to inform you of our research
and receive your feedback.
report on Politicians and Community Relations will be published
and widely disseminated in the autumn of this year. It is anticipated
that this report and our September 2004 conference on the subject
will stimulate debate and be of wide public and media interest.
INCORE is grateful for the use of the Long Gallery in Stormont for
INCORE offers special thanks to Mark Durkan MLA and William Hay
MLA for their sponsorship of this event.