TEAMWORK

“Building on the good work that Politics Plus has delivered over the last five years we are delighted to be expanding the team in partnership with Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) and Irish Rural Link and supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the SEUPB,” explained Mirjam Bader, Politics Plus Project Manager. “Together we will deliver The Next Chapter, an ambitious civic leadership programme exclusively aimed at women to increase their contribution to community, public and political life."

Mirjam Bader Project Manager

"I am very excited to be involved in this project, which will improve representation of women in public and political life and lead to a more gender-sensitive society, and in turn create positive working relationships on a cross-community and cross-border basis. Gender inequality in Northern Ireland and border regions is deeply rooted in the conflict of the past. The Next Chapter will provide training, networking opportunities and open access to decision making structures for women of all ages and backgrounds to resolve such issues, contribute to peace and reconciliation and help mobilise social change."
"I am very excited to be involved in this project, which will improve representation of women in public and political life and lead to a more gender-sensitive society, and in turn create positive working relationships on a cross-community and cross-border basis. Gender inequality in Northern Ireland and border regions is deeply rooted in the conflict of the past. The Next Chapter will provide training, networking opportunities and open access to decision making structures for women of all ages and backgrounds to resolve such issues, contribute to peace and reconciliation and help mobilise social change."
"In the beginning our message to women across the region was 'Women - Write the Next Chapter! There's no 'I can't' or 'They won't want someone like me,' 'You can and we do!' Now I'm telling stories about our 300 Next Chapter members who ARE writing the next chapter in our history and making a difference. You can like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thenextchaptereu and follow us on Twitter @PoliticsPlusNI to keep up to date with the local Chapters, events and the ten Community Projects."

Liz Beaton Communications Lead

"In the beginning our message to women across the region was 'Women - Write the Next Chapter! There's no 'I can't' or 'They won't want someone like me,' 'You can and we do!' Now I'm telling stories about our 300 Next Chapter members who ARE writing the next chapter in our history and making a difference. You can like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thenextchaptereu and follow us on Twitter @PoliticsPlusNI to keep up to date with the local Chapters, events and the ten Community Projects."

Stephen Coogan Finance Lead

"I am very excited to be involved in this project, as The Next Chapter is a unique programme designed to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to address the under-representation of women's participation in public and political life. Join us on this inspiring journey!"
"I am very excited to be involved in this project, as The Next Chapter is a unique programme designed to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to address the under-representation of women's participation in public and political life. Join us on this inspiring journey!"
"In my new role as Regional Co-ordinator for The Next Chapter I am looking forward to working with the Foyle, Co Donegal, Newtownabbey and Newry Chapters. The project to date has delivered cpacity building training, one-to-one coaching and networking opportunities to provide women with an extended skill set that enables them to take up roles within their communities, public and political life. The Next Chapter is giving women a platform to create connections on which to build strong futures."

Mary McDonald Project Coordinator

"In my new role as Regional Co-ordinator for The Next Chapter I am looking forward to working with the Foyle, Co Donegal, Newtownabbey and Newry Chapters. The project to date has delivered cpacity building training, one-to-one coaching and networking opportunities to provide women with an extended skill set that enables them to take up roles within their communities, public and political life. The Next Chapter is giving women a platform to create connections on which to build strong futures."

Claire Rushe Project Coordinator

“I am delighted to be Regional Coordinator for The Next Chapter, an innovative programme aimed at improving the representation of women in community, public and political life while building relationships on a cross border and cross community basis. The Next Chapter will help remove barriers for women who want to participate in political and public life which will ultimately lead to a more gender sensitive society.”
“I am delighted to be Regional Coordinator for The Next Chapter, an innovative programme aimed at improving the representation of women in community, public and political life while building relationships on a cross border and cross community basis. The Next Chapter will help remove barriers for women who want to participate in political and public life which will ultimately lead to a more gender sensitive society.”
"I am delighted to have joined The Next Chapter and I am eagerly anticipating working with the Chapter hubs during this exciting phase of the project. There has been incredible progress since the project began, including excellent training opportunities and networking events that are inspiring women into public and political life. I am looking forward to working with the Chapters in Mid Ulster, Enniskillen and Belfast, Castlereagh and Lisburn, as well as meeting the wider group of participants at various events and activities."

Susan Glass Project Coordinator

"I am delighted to have joined The Next Chapter and I am eagerly anticipating working with the Chapter hubs during this exciting phase of the project. There has been incredible progress since the project began, including excellent training opportunities and networking events that are inspiring women into public and political life. I am looking forward to working with the Chapters in Mid Ulster, Enniskillen and Belfast, Castlereagh and Lisburn, as well as meeting the wider group of participants at various events and activities."

Gavin Ervine Senior Programme Officer, Politics Plus

"I have recently started working for Politics Plus and have enjoyed finding out about The Next Chapter Programme. It extends the reach of Politics Plus, engaging with a wide range of our existing stakeholders and organisations as well as establishing new networks and relationships."
"I have recently started working for Politics Plus and have enjoyed finding out about The Next Chapter Programme. It extends the reach of Politics Plus, engaging with a wide range of our existing stakeholders and organisations as well as establishing new networks and relationships."