Are We There Yet? Commemoration Proposal
All groups and organisations organising potentially contentious commemorative events or activities in the public space should ensure that they are run according to their own publicly available Code of Conduct.
In 2014, Healing Through Remembering published the Are We There Yet? report, which outlines our proposals on each of these themes based on our reflective engagement, experience and work in this area over the previous 14 years.
Commemoration is one of a set of proposals on dealing with the past relating to the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. HTR believes these proposals would be best implemented as a comprehensive response to ensure that a range of complex but interrelated needs are met. Click on the image to the right to access the full Commemoration proposal.
Original 2002 Recommendation
The Healing Through Remembering Report of 2002 recommended establishing a network that will link the diverse forms of commemoration and remembering work, learn from past and present initiatives, facilitate information exchange, and improve access and activity between those involved in commemoration and remembering work and society at large.
The specific purposes of the network were to:
- Link and network the diverse forms of remembering and commemoration work being undertaken in and about Northern Ireland;
- Enable all future work of remembering to take account of ongoing and past work in the field;
- Enable those involved in such work to build on and learn from this work;
- Facilitate information exchange between those participating in the network, and support collaborative work, where it arises;
- Improve access to the work of network members by a wider audience, providing the outsider with an overview of the range of work going on in the field;
- Increase public involvement in commemoration and remembering work across political divides, and
- Establish and secure co-operation and support of a critical mass of those engaged in this work.
The proposed activities for the Network of Commemoration Sub Group included:
- Arranging visits
- Fund-raising and undertaking income generation
- Maintaining a central directory
- Publicising the network
- Holding regular meeting and events
- Holding members meetings
- Identifying and learning from good practice
- Hosting an annual conference