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 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:
The Brexit and eYou project aims to raise awareness of the concerns EU/EEA nationals in Northern Ireland have about the impact of Brexit on their day-to-day lives, and in particular its potential impact on their economic and social rights.
The full impact of Brexit is currently unknown and will only become clear once the terms on which the UK will leave the EU are finalised.
The project will identify and articulate the concerns of EU/EEA nationals in order to bring these to the attention of politicians and decision-makers.