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The Institute for Conflict Research is an independent, not for profit organisation that has been based in Belfast since 1996. ICR specialises in research, training, mediation and capacity building for a shared and safe society through conflict transformation and social inclusion.

Research

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.

Training

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.

Mediation

ICR work to promote and support good relations, diversity and respect. We provide mediation services to help address tension in and between communities around issues such as flags, murals, memorials and around issues of racism, sectarianism and associated with the continued presence of paramilitary organisations.

ICR works with and for central and local government, statutory agencies and the community and voluntary sector across Northern Ireland. ICR also works internationally on a consultative basis or in partnerships to advocate and promote good practice in policy and delivery.  Our networks within hard-to-reach groups and long-standing connections with a range of communities, means we are frequently sub-commissioned by academic institutions to provide on-the-ground research for their research projects.

Some of the projects that ICR are currently working on include:

Peace IV Projects

Brexit and eYou

PeaceTraining.eu

Belfast Mobility Project

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime and Discrimination in Belfast City

Next Generation Research Programme

Titanic Belfast-Outreach Project

Cultural Issues and Gender-Based Violence Training Programme

PROCESSIONS