Research

Recent examples of our research work is as follows:

  • Baseline Study of Rural Women’s Infrastructure: Rural Women’s Sectoral Consortium/ Rural Community Network (click here for publication)
    Northern Ireland Youth Service Profile and Skills Survey for Lifelong Learning UK
  • Northern Ireland Skills Needs Assessment Research for Lifelong Learning UK
  • Research into the Relationship between Integrated Schools and the Churches in Northern Ireland, NI Council for Integrated Education (click here for publication)
  • Research into The Impact of North/South Exchange and Co-operative Activity 1996-2007: North South Exchange Consortium (click here for publication)
  • Research into Faith Based Youth Work in Northern Ireland: YouthNet (click here for publication)
  • A Working Defiinition of Reconciliation’ Research: Ballymena Case Study for Democratic Dialogue (click here for publication)
  • Research Study into the access to Lottery Funds by religious groups and the impact on groups with religious objections to applying for Lottery funding: Community Relations Council and Department of Social
  • Development’s Voluntary & Community Unit (click here for publication)
  • Action Research Project: Inter church and church community relationships in Newtownards: The Link Family and Community Centre/Joseph RowntreeCharitable Trust (click here for publication)
  • Newtownards Community Relations Audit: The Link (click here for publication)
  • Research into Frameworks for Measuring Personal and Social Development of Young People: YouthNet/ Curriculum Development Unit (click here for publication)
  • Research into Age Specific Curricula: YouthNet/ Curriculum Development Unit (click here for publication)
  • Research into intergenerational work in rural communities: Rural Community Network
  • Research into older people’s engagement in policy and decision making in rural communities: Rural Community Network
  • Feasibility Study on the future development Community Dialogue/Queens University Training Course in Dialogue Practice
  • A Scoping Study into Church and Community in Carrickfergus Borough: Carrickfergus Borough Church Forum (click here for publication)
  • A Scoping Research Study of Evidence Based Programmes that target youth leadership and collective efficacy outcomes to inform the design of Together 4 All’s Leaders in the Community Programme.
  • Consultation on Quality Assurance in the Youth Sector in Northern Ireland (click here for publication).
  • Briefing Paper on Current Residential Provision in the Voluntary Youth Sector in Northern Ireland
  • Website Information Extraction Service for the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland
  • Consultation with Older People on Dealing with the Past for the Link Family & Community Centre, Newtownards
  • Research into Faith-Based Engagement with Community Issues in Northern Ireland for the Community Faiths' Forum
  • Learning Report: Reconciliation Approaches to Youth Work funded by the International Fund for Ireland Community Bridges Programme
  • Preparation of Good Practice Case Studies on the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy in Northern Ireland for the Youth Council NI
  • 'Church and Community in North Belfast: A Snapshot' for the 174 Trust Together Stronger Programme
  • Churches and faith based organisations...their role in peace building in rural communities.' for the Rural Community Network Rural Enabler Programme. Click here to read the report.
  • 'Rural Communities…polite avoidance and denial - rhetoric or reality?' for the Rural Community Network Rural Enabler Programme. Click here to read the report.
  • Research study on the sharing of Community Relations, Equality and Diversity skills between formal education and Regional Voluntary Youth Organisations in Northern Ireland for the CRED Reference Group of the Youth Council NI
  • Review of the 'Young People Focused' Policy for the Youth Council NI

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