A new support programme is launching for women who want to write the next chapter for a more gender-sensitive society.

The Next Chapter is an exciting new project targeting women to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict.

The Next Chapter is a project for women in 10 areas (chapters) of Northern Ireland and the border regions of the Republic of Ireland. It is aimed at women who would like to be engaged in cross-community/cross-border activities and who would like training in areas that may help them better engage in politics and public life.

The first Co. Donegal meeting will take place on July 27th in the Donegal Women’s Centre, Port Rd, Letterkenny.

The meeting will discuss the programme and all the exciting opportunities that come along with it, including training, events, networking and focus groups.

Launch of The Next Chapter in Letterkenny

These Chapter ‘hubs’ will be a space for local women to take part in the overall programme. At the hub meetings, women can network with each other, hear from inspirational speakers, hear first about up and coming opportunities in the programme and develop a community project relevant to the local area.

Women in the Chapter Hubs will also get the first opportunity to apply for the free training starting in September.

The Next Chapter ‘hubs’

The FIRST Letterkenny meeting will take place on Friday 27th July at 12pm in Donegal Women’s Centre, Port Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 

More information and registration options can be located on www.thenextchapter.eu 

All women over 18 are welcome to apply so if anyone is interested, please register your attendance by emailing alice.byrne@politicsplus.com.

If you are unsure whether this programme is for you, be sure to get in touch with alice.byrne@politicsplus.com who is happy to have an informal chat with you before the first meeting.

For more information and updates, visit: http://www.thenextchapter/ or follow @thenextchaptereu on Facebook and @PoliticsPlusNI on Twitter.

The FIRST Foyle meeting will take place on Wednesday 05th Sept at 7pm in Holywell trust, 10 – 14 Bishop Street, Londonderry~Derry BT48 6PW.

The project will be delivered in partnership by Politics Plus, Irish Rural Link and Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), and is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding for the project has been provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland and the Executive Office in Northern Ireland.