The Institute for Conflict Research is an independent, not for profit organisation that has been based in Belfast since 1996. ICR specialises in working on issues related to conflict transformation, social justice, equality and human rights.


ICR’s research work is based on an academic rigour, but is primarily focused on influencing policy and practice. Our work includes projects that we have initiated ourselves, research that we have been specifically commissioned to undertake, and work that we compete for under a tendering process.


ICR works with community groups, statutory service providers and local government to create and deliver training and community development programmes designed specifically to address the individual needs of local organisations and those from overseas interested in the Northern Ireland conflict transformation process.


Our research work includes projects that we have initiated ourselves, research that we have been specifically commissioned to undertake and other work that we have competed for under a tendering process.



Have you witnessed episodes of hate crime, hate speech or other forms of prejudice?

Do you think that expressions of hate are increasing in our communities?


The eMORE project aims to contribute to developing, testing and transferring a knowledge model on online hate speech and offline hate crime, based on a circular and advanced joint monitoring-reporting system, to gain a sound understanding of the phenomena/trends over the Internet and offline, to allow comparative analysis at national/EU level, and to support the harmonised combating against hate-motivated offences at EU/national level.

For further info on eMORE:
Info on eMore

Intern Opportunity - Belfast Mobility Project

ICR – BMP Intern August 2016
The Institute for Conflict Research seeks an intern to work on the Belfast Mobility Project (BMP), an ESRC funded research project, in partnership with the Open University, Lancaster University and Queen’s University Belfast. The BMP began in September 2015 and will continue until December 2017.

Intern Opportunity - Website Support

ICR seeks an intern to help with website maintenance and design. We welcome applications from individuals who are seeking to build their skill set, but can also demonstrate previous experience of website support/management.