Equity Diversity Interdependence
Promoting a Peaceful and Fair
Society based on Reconciliation
and Mutual Trust.
Measure 2:1 Research Funded Projects
ARK (Northern Ireland Social & Political Archive)
'Young Life and Times Survey'
|To monitor changing attitudes to community relations and attitudes to community relations issues among 16 year olds across Northern Ireland using an annual survey akin to the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT)||£48,890.00|
'City Bridges Research Project'
|City Bridges wishes to assess how Belfast Trades Council and the trade union movement in general can contribute to a peaceful and inclusive society. It proposes a process of open-ended research, examining perceptions of the movement and its role and seeking guidance from its own activists and leaders, and their counterparts in the community, for the way forward.||£37,240.92|
Community Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Realising opportunities, meeting challenges and ensuring new innovation into the future.
|The project will explore how the term 'reconciliation' is conceptualised within a range of community organisations and local authorities and how this understanding is translated into practical strategies for action. A direct objective will be to improve local council relationships with community reconciliation initiatives, sensitising all parties involved to the processes being undertaken in order to enhance the work on the ground through improved communication, knowledge and co-operation.||£81,317.87|
CCCI Research Project: Politics, Rights and Community Relations in Transitional Societies.
|The research project is an exploration of the relations between political, human rights and community relations processes in European transitional societies and the potential for enhancing the degree of integration between these processes, with particular reference to the role of religious communities.||£46,196.00|
Politicians & Community Relations
|The aim of this research is to acquire a greater understanding of the perspectives of Northern Ireland's politicians on community relations work, in order to ensure a more cohesive and agreed approach to the further development of such work with practitioners and policy makers.||£39,060.00|
Institute for Conflict Research
'Youth Alienation and Communal Disorder'
|To investigate the role played by young people in inter and intra community violence and disorder; to explore the factors facilitating their participation in violence and to determine the nature of their attitudes towards their own and neighbouring communities.||£88,473.40|
Dr Patricia Lundy & Dr Mark McGovern
A Critical Evaluation of the role and value of Community-Based Truth-Telling Processes in Conflict
|Using Ardoyne as a case study of a community that has recently undergone a 'truth-telling' process (Ardoyne Commemoration Project) this research has two main aims. First, to examine the usefulness of such processes for post-conflict transition. Second, to evaluate the methodologies and mechanisms employed by the Ardoyne Commemoration Project in order to develop a model of best practice for possible use by other community groups.||£36,186.00|
University of Ulster – Shirlow
The politically Motivated Ex-prisoner Community & Post-conflict Resolution
|The central aim of this project is to determine, via research, the structures and mediums necessary in order to promote the socio-political inclusion of the political motivated ex-prisoner community by examining the impact of victimhood as well as social, cultural, economic, legal and educational structures which undermine inclusivity; and by analysing the role and capacity of the ex-prisoner community to encourage and promote conflict amelioration.||£60,919.16|
University of Ulster – Hargie
Breaking Down Barriers: Sectarianism, Unemployment, and the Exclusion of Disadvantaged Young People
|The research is centred upon social marginalisation/exclusion amongst young adults and its relationship to unemployment as a feature of sectarianism and the ongoing legacy of the conflict.||£134,176.70|