ICR works in partnership with a diverse range of groups, organisations and individuals in undertaking research and related activities. Our current and recent partners include:

Belfast Interface Project     

A membership organisation which aims to engage in the development of creative approaches towards the regeneration of Belfast’s interface or ‘peaceline’ areas. 

The Carrickfergus, Antrim and Newtownabbey (CAN) Peace III Programme is a distinctive programme, part-funded by the European Union

Co-operation Ireland

An Ireland-wide peace-building charity which aims to facilitate change by enabling communities to participate in mutually beneficial cross-community and cross-border programmes.

Gems NI         

Established in 2002 to address long term unemployment and economic inactivity in East and South Belfast, GEMS NI delivers employability services with long-term unemployed/economically inactive people and those who experience disadvantage in the labour market.


A not for profit research organisation established in 2005 and based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Institute for Irish Studies (QUB)

Focus on Irish history, culture and social science, and areas such as parading, ritual and symbolism, and wider policy engagements on urban space and conflict.

A not for profit agency working to advance social welfare rights in Northern Ireland.

The Nerve Centre    

A registered charity which organises music programmes, animation and video projects for young people throughout Northern Ireland. The Nerve Centre also has an entertainment venue.


A voluntary organisation which works to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities.

The Northern Ireland Foundation is a non-grant-making organisation that operates to help address the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

An independent, statutory body set up in 1999. Its role is to promote awareness of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland, to review existing law and practice and to advise government on what steps need to be taken to fully protect human rights in Northern Ireland.

Northern Visions

Northern Visions is an organisation providing training, access and production for independent, grass roots and community based media and art projects.

The Open University

The Open University is undertaking a Protestant-Catholic Conflict: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Realities is part of the Global Uncertainties. It is an initiative and is funded by the AHRC and ESRC. ICR Research Officer, John Bell, is focusing on Northern Ireland and the role of religion in local sectarian conflict 

Public Achievement

Works with young people and in areas that face social and economic disadvantage and which have also been adversely affected by the former conflict and its legacy.

South Tyrone Empowerment Programme (STEP)  

Provides community development and training services to individuals and groups in the South Tyrone community and across NI.


Delivers training, research and evaluation on a range of themes including: equality, human rights and peace and reconciliation.


The Workers’ Educational Association provides adult learning in community and

 workplace settings.

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