The Integrated Education Fund (IEF) is delighted to be taking part in the 2020 Good Relations Week by organising an online event as well as providing this snapshot of integrated education as part of the Good Relations Week online archive.
Integrated education plays an important role in building peace in our society and in creating a united community by bringing together pupils from all backgrounds in the same classroom every day, encouraging respect and understanding for difference as well as celebrating the diversity within our society.
Churches and faith based organisations…their role in peace building in rural communities
This is one of a series of research/discussion papers which highlight the experience and learning from the activities of the Rural Enabler Programme 2010-2013. This paper highlights the work with churches and faith based organisations in peace building in rural communities
A community conversation on Flags and Emblems across Northern Ireland
Contested Spaces in Urban, Rural and Cross Border Settings.
A report commissioned by Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network
This publication is the culmination of a series of research papers carried out jointly by the Community Relations Council and Rural Community Network in 2006. It provides a rural lens on issues of segregation, exclusion, sectarianism and racism and explores how these manifest differently in rural communities. The publication also includes a series of recommendations that provide a framework by which to develop solutions.
The thematic areas explored include: Community Development and Community Relations Flags and Emblems Housing Interfaces Race and Ethnicity Children and Young People and Rural Institutions.
This report is the third and final one in a series which sought to document the experiences of minority communities in rural Northern Ireland. Co Fermanagh was selected as the research area and the research set out to provide an insight into how ethnic minority communities experience life in Northern Ireland and how the majority community receives and treats minorities in its midst. The report does not attempt to comprehensively represent in any way the stories or lives of any of the communities interviewed.
One of a number of policy discussion documents prepared for Rural Community Network by Dr Sally Shortall of Queen&rsquos University. Women&rsquos opportunities for participation and recognition in rural Northern Ireland, in decision making, in rural development and farming, are well below many of our European counterparts. This paper provides an illustration of the reality that in some societies, it is the least powerful who experience the consequences of unbalanced policy initiatives.
This would be a first of its kind community-led initiative that uniquely focuses on how virtual, digital, and safe physical “shared spaces” can strengthen the responsiveness and resilience among groups with high levels and histories of social division.
“Shared Futures” is a Planning Toolkit enabling communities to co-create positive change together. A mobile App allows users to explore and comment upon a realistic 3D “present /future” map of their area. A Raspberry Pi powered local interface network creates integrated virtual, digital, and physical “shared spaces” for enhancing “communication, cooperation”
Via its suite of public attitudes surveys, ARK records and disseminates public attitudes to key social issues. Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT), Young Life and Times (YLT) and Kids’ Life and Times (KLT) elicit the views of adults, 16 year-olds and 10/11 year olds respectively. Although the surveys cover a wide range of topics, questions on attitudes to different communities living in Northern Ireland have been asked regularly in both NILT and YLT since their inception.
As such, ARK provides time-series data that are easily accessible and widely used. Making information freely accessible is central to ARK’s work, via our website, publications, seminars, and other events. This archive provides links to ARK’s survey data, publications and seminars which focus on attitudes to different communities in Northern Ireland, including minority ethnic people, migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers
Via its suite of public attitudes surveys, ARK records and disseminates public attitudes to key social issues. ARK provides time-series data that are easily accessible and widely used, not least, as outcome indicators from key policies by the Northern Ireland Executive and local councils. Making information freely accessible is central to ARK’s work, via our website, publications, seminars, and other events.