Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition – have your say

The Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition has been established as part of commitments made under the Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements.

Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition - have your sayIn order to inform its work, the Commission is now beginning the process of engagement to gather the views and opinions of those who wish to contribute from across our community.

They would like the opportunity to engage with the Section 75 Sector and would like to invite you to participate at one of these engagement meetings.

What sort of questions do they have?
•In your opinion how can we ensure that in Northern Ireland we develop a rich diverse community in which cultural expression can be celebrated?
•Do you have any examples of positive practice in relation to display of flags, identity, culture and tradition that have been accepted in a positive manner by communities of different backgrounds and traditions?
•What do you consider are the issues in respect of flags, identity, culture and tradition in your community or within Northern Ireland as a whole?
•What barriers presently exist to making progress to become a society that understands and accepts different cultures and expressions of these?

There are a number of sectoral and public meetings taking place, details of which can be found here:

Tuesday 17th January 10.00am The MAC Media
Thursday 19th January 7.00pm Adair Arms Hotel Ballymena NORTH EAST PUBLIC MEETING
Monday 23rd January 10.00am 174 trust Public Sector & Unions
Thursday 26th January 7.00pm The Guild Hall – Subject to Change LONDONDERRY / DERRY PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday 31st January 7.00pm Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative ENNISKILLEN PUBLIC MEETING


If you wish to attend any of the meetings please RSVP to fict.secretariat@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk