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Brexit, Northern Ireland and the third sector
The UK is going to leave the EU and, while uncertainty about the future is high, everyone now has to begin to adapt. Scope talks with NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey.
Programme for Government: the next steps
Everyone in the voluntary sector would like to have a role in shaping public policy. With the Programme for Government out for consultation now is the time to act.
"Say yes to the world's most successful peace building project"
In our second contribution Lisa McElherron Head of Public Affairs at NICVA states the case for Remain.
"Say No to Austerity Europe"
There is more to the Euro debate than a row between nationalist Conservatives and neoliberals. Scope has commissioned pieces outlining very different arguments, for leaving and staying.
E petitions: bringing politics to the people
Scope talks to Mairaid McMahon who has single-handedly paved the way for people in Northern Ireland to have a greater say in government.
Europe: NICVA says remain
Scope asks NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey why his organisation has taken the unprecedented step of campaigning in the upcoming European referendum.
Outcomes and the Programme for Government
The new PfG - currently under construction, intertwined with sticky negotiations over the Executive - will be "outcomes-based". What does this mean? Surely this can't be new? Scope looks at a new model for all sectors.
Will Stormont embrace open government?
Among the various political goings on right now, NI politicians have until the end of June to feed proposals into a UK-wide action plan on open government.
The importance and ethics of fund raising
Recent controversies have underlined how important it is to raise funds ethically. Scope asks Jayne Murray, head of the British Heart Foundation in Northern Ireland how it should be done.
Analysis of DUP Manifesto
There’s rarely any policy debate during Elections in Northern Ireland. Scope dissects the party manifestos, to see what else they stand for, starting with the DUP.
Brexit and Northern Ireland
The European referendum campaign has got off to an entertaining start, but rarely has any debate shed such little light on the real issues.
The Future of Doing Good
The Big Lottery Fund has just published a report on the future of charities
Is the third sector losing its way?
Difficult questions were put to those in community and voluntary organisations at an Imagine! Belfast event this week. When does valid criticism end and self-flaggelation begin? Scope has a look.
NI transport is at a crucial time – and has an opportunity
The recent consultation document on Accessible Transport appears to have forgotten about community providers – but are things that simple? Scope takes a look.