Kate Carroll to speak at North East Partnership cross border event

Kate Carroll of the Steve Carroll Foundation will be the keynote speaker at a showcase event today in the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine.

The event will mark the completion of the Cross Border Networking, Good Practice and Engagement Project, which has involved ten groups from the North East council areas.

They have been partnered with ten groups from the border counties and together they have been working on activities, which examine faith, cultural diversity and leadership.

As part of her address, Kate Carroll will talk about the importance of peace and reconciliation in our society and she will outline her personal objectives in setting up the foundation after her husband’s murder in 2009.

The cross community ethos of the Steve Carroll Foundation resonates with the aims of the North East Cross Border project. Its aim is to increase and enhance the opportunities for networking and sharing of good practice between the groups in the two regions.

The project is funded under the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed on behalf of the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East PEACE III Partnership.

The project was delivered by Co-operation Ireland, along with the Corrymeela Community and the Nerve Centre on behalf of the North East Peace III Partnership, and Anne Anderson Porter from Co-operation Ireland said the cross border nature of the project has had a ‘a real and lasting positive impact’ on the participants.

She continued “The outcomes have been not only the formation of connections across the borders but lasting friendships.”

A unique piece of artwork will be unveiled at the event.