Election 2022 Engagement Series

With the NI Assembly Election due to be held in May 2022, NICVA have invited each of the five main parties to participate in an engagement event with the Voluntary and Community Sector.

The events will provide a platform for the voluntary and community sector to engage with the five main political parties prior to the May 2022 NI Assembly Election. This engagement process will also be an opportunity for each of the political parties to hear from the sector and learn about their concerns and the challenges they are facing.

The event will be split into three main sections examining Communities, Rights and Equality Issues, Children, Young People and Education, and Health. Each section will have a dedicated 25-minute slot. During this time the party spokesperson on the subject will give a brief introduction before the question-and-answer session commences.

How to submit questions?

It is requested that questions from attendees are submitted prior to the event. This is to ensure smooth running of the event as well as to enable as many questions as possible to be asked within the timeframe.

Questions should be submitted to Déarbhla by emailing [email protected]

Please also include the name of the event you are registered to attend, the theme your question is relevant to, your name and organisation you are representing.

Agenda for each event

  • Introduction – Geoff Nuttall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at NICVA and Chair of the event (5 – 10 minutes)
  • Spokesperson on Communities, Rights and Equality Issues (25 minutes)
  • Spokesperson on Children, Young People and Education (25 minutes)
  • Spokesperson on Health (25 minutes)
  • Close - NICVA

List of Engagement Events

Please click on a link below to register for the event

A seat with the DUP

19th November at 10:30am




A seat with the SDLP

23rd November at 10:30am




A seat with the UUP

2nd December at 10:30am




A Seat with Sinn Féin

14th January 2022 at 10:30am




A Seat with the Alliance Party

21st January 2022 at 10:30am


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