The principles and practice of citizen and community engagement and co-design will be a key part of the development and delivery of both strategies. Minister for Communities has agreed to a co-design approach and a timetable for the development and delivery of these strategies will be published, following Executive agreement.
A draft Irish Language Strategy and a draft Ulster Scots Language Heritage and Culture Strategy were consulted on and published by the then Department for Culture Arts and Leisure in 2015.
- Strategy to Enhance and Protect the Development of the Irish Language 2015 to 2035
- Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture strategy for 2015 to 2035
A report was provided on the achievements of both strategies in 2016.