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New Shared Societies Publication: Shared Space Issue No. 18

New Shared Societies Publication: Shared Space Issue No. 18

December 09, 2014

In November 2013 an international seminar was held at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), on the theme of ‘Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies’. The event was jointly sponsored by the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council (CRC) and the Club de Madrid. The seminar was introduced by former Irish Taoiseach  (Prime Minister) John Bruton as part of Club de Madrid’s Shared Societies Project.


The seminar was held in advance of the publication of the Third Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report (April 2014) and provided a useful international context for the work of peace monitoring in Northern Ireland. CRC in partnership with the Club de Madrid is now using the current  issue of Shared Space, CRC’s research journal, to publish a number of articles by those who participated in the seminar.

Edited by Clem McCartney and Paul Nolan the journal contains articles by Northern Ireland  researcher Paula Devine (QUB),  Kat Healy (Community Foundation NI) as well as Jacqueline Irwin (CRC) who outlines the work of the NI Peace Monitoring Reports produced by CRC. But a range of international experience on measuring peace and monitoring change across the world is reflected in the journal.


SSP, Shared Space

Issue No. 18 Shared Space


As John Bruton writes in his Foreword to the journal:

Bruton, CLub de Madrid

‘We welcome the Belfast initiative to discuss what to monitor, how to monitor and, particularly important for the Club de Madrid, how to make the results relevant and accessible in a useable form. There are many difficult challenges and questions to ask and discussing them is the way to resolve them. I believe the meeting and the publication of the papers has been an important first step and that it has begun a conversation that will need to deepen and widen.’


Issue no. 18 of Shared Space containing 13 articles is now available from Club de Madrid and from CRC either in hard copy or from the websites of Club de Madrid and CRC.

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  • Clem McCartneyResearch Consultant, Club of Madrid Shared Societies Project Policy and Content Coordinator
  • John BrutonPrime Minister of Republic of Ireland (1994-1997)

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