The Growing Understanding Programme, as part of the Building Positive Relations theme, seeks to provide support to local communities to build understanding, collaboration, dialogue, integration and connections between BME communities and the wider local community. The programme is targeted at areas where there is a greater predominance of hate crimes and/or where BME communities live. The programmes objective is to facilitate dialogue and engagement through best practice workshops, site visits (one of which will be an international visit), local action plans and a culmination event. The programme is cross-community and cross-border in nature and will help to develop understanding and trust, dispel myths and create inter- and intra- cultural learning experiences.

Project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)