The current political impasse at both Stormont and Westminster raises important issues for the Voluntary and Community Sector, not least whether the Civic Forum should be restored. Nick Garbutt explores the issues.
The latest thinking in social innovation involves ideas that are led by the local community - i.e. those set to benefit - on every level, with support organisations like Amplify NI and even major funders like the Big Lottery Fund fully bought in.
Professor Roger Austin from Ulster University tells Scope how online interactions can be a huge help to shared education - and allow the educational model, designed to help heal social rifts and increase educational choice, to flourish.
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