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BELFAST

Belfast City Council: Good Relations Partnership promotes equality and good relations in order to improve the quality of life. It is committed to make Belfast a place that is safe and welcoming to everyone. It oversees good relations work in the city, and it is also responsible for managing and administering such funding available through the European Union PEACE programmes. @BelfastCC
Logo Colin Neighbourhood Partnership Colin Neighbourhood Partnership is a community-focused organisation that was started by local people who live and work in Colin neighbourhood and want to see positive change. The Partnership consists of local people and organisations, elected and community representatives, and government bodies working together to address the issues which affect the lives of the people living in the Colin community. @CNPartnership
Logo Community Relations Council Community Relations Council was formed in January 1990 as an independent company and registered charity. It originated in 1986 as a proposal of a research report commissioned by the NI Standing Advisory Committee on Human Rights. The Community Relations Council was set up to promote better community relations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and, equally, to promote recognition of cultural diversity. @NI_CRC
Logo East Belfast Partnership East Belfast Partnership is a broad-based social partnership with community, statutory, political and business members who are dedicated to the regeneration of East Belfast. It was formed in June 1995 with the responsibility to get stakeholder organisations to work together to develop and implement plans for the social, economic, environmental and cultural regeneration of East Belfast. The board members come from local councils, statutory sector agencies, private sector businesses and community sector organisations. @EastBelfastP
Logo Equality Commision NI Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998. The Commission’s vision is to make a Northern Ireland as a shared, integrated and inclusive place, a society where difference is respected and valued, based on equality and fairness for the entire community. Its mission is to advance equality, promote equality of opportunity, encourage good relations and challenge discrimination through promotion, advice and enforcement. @EqualityCommNI
Logo Extern Extern has been providing services to the community in Northern Ireland since 1978. Services are provided to support young people, their families and carers who have issues that are challenging and complex.
Logo 5 Decades Project Forthspring 5 Decades Project (supported by Forthspring) is to gather history of relationships between neighbouring Protestant and Catholic communities about the Springfield Road. Small groups of people from the same community background will come together to share their experiences and memories, roughly structured around the five decades from the 1960s onwards.
Logo Healing Through Remembering Healing Through Remembering is an extensive cross-community project in Northern Ireland, made up of a diverse range of individual members with different political perspectives and social experiences. Its objective is to promote, for the benefit of the public in Northern Ireland, the advancement of education in the purpose and methods of mediation, conciliation and reconciliation of disputes or conflicts, in the interests of good citizenship and community relations. Its members have focused on the issue of how to deal with the past, relating to the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. @HTRinfo
Logo ICTSJ QUB Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (ISCTSJ), established in 2012, connects the perspectives of all those who seek to contribute to conflict transformation and social justice. It strives to create dialogue within which all voices can be heard and to underpin the pursuit of peace through world-class research. It promotes cross-school, cross-faculty and inter-institutional co-operation. @ISCTSJ
Northern Ireland Housing Executive is a non-departmental public body, established by the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971. Under this act, we took over the housing responsibilities of 65 separate authorities and became Northern Ireland’s overall housing authority. @NIHEcommunity
Logo Relatives for Justice Relatives for Justice is a support and pressure group formed in the mid-1999s in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The group is exclusively involves with providing support and working with relatives of people bereaved, injured or affected by alleged state and state sponsored violence during the Troubles. The group helps families who are coping with bereavement through violence and the following trauma. The help provide includes assistance via there drop-in services and satellite befriending programmes. @relsforjustice
Logo Commission Victims Survivors Victims and Survivors Forum (supported by the Commission for Victims and Survivors) works to acknowledge the legacy of the past and to build a better future. The mission of the commission is to address the needs of all victims and survivors. The commission is a non-departmental public body of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM). @nivictimscom
Logo Wave Trauma Centre WAVE is a grass-root, cross community, voluntary organisation, formed in 1991. It was created to support people bereaved of a spouse as a result of political violence in Northern Ireland, and expanded later to incorporate the needs of children and young people and anyone injured or traumatised through ‘the Troubles’. WAVE promotes a respect for life and an understanding of difference that is seen as enhancing rather than threatening. It affirms and acknowledges that there are ways of resolving difference other than the use of violence. @WAVETrauma
Logo Youth Initiatives Youth Initiatives (YI) is a cross-community youth organisation that aims to awaken hope, inspire initiative, mobilise youth to make a vital contribution to their community and to reconciliation in Northern Ireland, through the discovery and renewal of Christian faith in daily life. YI opened its doors in 1991 to the young people of Poleglass, and in June 2013 it saw the opening of their new purpose-built regional headquarters and West Belfast project centre. @YINI_91


CRAIGAVON

Logo Craigavon Borough Council Craigavon Borough Council: Good Relations Office is committed to promote and develop positive relationships within the borough, using an integrated community development approach. Its strategic plan works to reduce community tensions and sectarianism. @craigavonc


DERRY-LONDONDERRY

Logo City Centre Initiative City Centre Initiative (CCI) was established in April 2000 as a partnership between the private and public sectors. The Company’s key objective is to maintain the city as clean, safe and friendly and works with partners and stakeholders, such as Derry City Council, Department for Social Development, PSNI and the private sector to do this. @CCIDerry
Logo Derry City Council Derry City Council: Good Relations Office is a community service programme in the Development department of the council. Derry City Council has a statutory responsibility to promote good relations between people of different race, religion and political opinion. Its Good Relations Team implements its strategy, guided by cross-cutting themes that underpin principles of equality and fairness; sustainability, sharing and interdependence; innovation and creativity; rights, respect and responsibilities; inclusion and participation; cohesion and integration; and diversity and acceptance. @DerryCC
Logo INCORE International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) is a centre of peace and conflict studies established in 1993 as a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster, based at this one. INCORE co-ordinates the varied peace and conflict-related activity across the University. INCORE has a long tradition of research, policy and practice work into peacemaking and peacebuilding, with much of INCORE’s work focused on societies in transition and most natural and comparative in nature. @incoreinfo
Logo Peace Reconciliation Group Peace and Reconciliation Group (PRG) was established in 1976 to build bridges and promote a peaceful and inclusive society for all in Northern Ireland. PRG manages a wide reaching project programme, with projects aimed at young people, children, families, ex combatants and also run projects which are tailored to need specific needs or address situations. We offer a range of quality training programmes to all segments of the community, public and private.
Logo St Columbs Park House St. Columb’s Park House is a centre for reconciliation. The centre seeks to contribute to peace-building and social inclusion through a range of programmes that promote civic participation, human rights, and democratic pluralism. The beneficiaries of our programme work are mostly young people, including young members of political parties. We also provide assistance to local community groups, when requested, with the commissioning of research.
Logo YMCA Ireland YMCA Ireland is a voluntary organisation that works with children, young people, families and the community, with particular regard to those who are disadvantaged and disaffected. Underpinned by Christian principles, each YMCA responds to local need and seeks to share and learn from being a part of a national and international movement. The Irish YMCA works on both sides of the border and shares learning and kinship across the cultural divide. @YMCAIreland


HAIFA

Logo Beit Hagefen Arab Jewish Centre Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Center was established in Haifa in1963 for the purpose of bringing together Arabs and Jews and educating towards coexistence, neighborliness and tolerance by means of cultural and artistic activities, festivals, meetings and community activity. Beit Hagefen is a non-profit organisation, supported by the Haifa Municipality, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, donations and sponsorships.
Logo Centre City Regional Studies Technion Center for City and Regional Studies is both a research center and a think-tank. It is affiliated with the Graduate Program for Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Its mission is to contribute to understanding the processes of urban and regional development and functioning, and to aid policymaking at the national, regional and local levels. Two principles guide our work: excellence on an international level in research, and contribution to the quality of life in Israel.
Givat Haviva Jewish Arab Centre for Peace was established in 1963, and is one of the oldest and most prominent institutions in its field. The common bond of the dozens of projects conducted in the Centre is the struggle for better relations between Arabs and Jews. The Centre values humanism and equality of all peoples. It therefore strives to be a key element towards achieving true democracy in Israel, characterised by civil equality between Jewish and Palestinian Israeli citizens. Through the encouragement of social and cultural pluralism, the Centre believes regional peace and reconciliation can be achieved.
Logo Haifa Municipality Haifa Municipality is responsible for the ongoing management of the city of Haifa, the metropolis of the north. Haifa Municipality is engaged in matters of education, culture, welfare, infrastructure, cleanliness, sanitation, and the development and creation of supply of metropolitan services.
Israel Centre for Mediation and Negotiation and Conflict Management was created by Yona Shamir in 1996 at the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Haifa, and in 2000 the centre became an independent organisation and changed its name to “The Israel Centre for Negotiation and Mediation” (ICNM). It is committed to improve the social culture of dealing with conflict in Israeli society, through the improvement of conflict resolution skills in the areas of negotiation, mediation, facilitation and cooperative decision making in the public and private sectors in Israel and the region.
Kayan was founded in 1998 by Arab feminist women with the goal of advancing the status of Arab women in Israel and protecting their rights. Kayan`s singular approach is to focus on grassroots capacity building that has a transformative effect on individual women as well as throughout society.
Logo Olim Bevachad Olim Bevachad (Rising Up Together) was established in 2007 by attorneys Yifat Ovadia and Adva Hadar, with the aim of decreasing the unemployment rate among Ethiopian Israeli university graduates, by promoting their integration into the forefront of Israel’s business, academic and public sectors. The final product of their main program is a social network of Ethiopian Israelis and non-Ethiopian Israelis in the process of uniting and becoming a social movement.
Logo Recanati School Recanati School of Management was established at Tel Aviv University in 1966, and over the years is has become the largest business school in Israel. The faculty’s graduates attract recruiters among a growing number of multinationals. The school has notably strong groups in finance, marketing and organisational behaviour. Recanati also enjoys firm and active ties with the government and practically all segments of the business sector. @telavivuni1
Logo Shatil Shatil, the New Israel Fund’s Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change Organisations in Israel, was established in 1982 to strengthen civil society efforts and promote democracy, tolerance, and social justice in Israel. Each year, Shatil provides close to 1,400 non-profit organisations with consulting, training, coalition-building assistance and other services. In addition, Shatil reaches out to disadvantaged populations – like new immigrants, Arab Israelis and residents of development towns – to help them realize their rights and play an active role in determining the policies that affect their lives.
Logo Sikkuy Sikkuy (a “chance” or “opportunity” in Hebrew) is a non-partisan, non-profit, NGO in Israel that develops and implements projects to advance equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel in government budgets, resource allocation, hiring policy, land usage, and access to government services. Founded in 1991 as a Jewish-Arab advocacy organisation, Sikkuy’s actions are motivated by the right of every citizen to influence government decisions and policies. Sikkuy is an active member of the international civil society community and is dedicated to advancing civil society in Israel through the values of equality, shared citizenship, and human dignity.
Logo Social Development Committee Haifa Social Development Committee of Haifa (SDC) is a politically unaffiliated, non-profit organisation serving Haifa’s Palestinian community. Founded in 1982, the SDC is one of the oldest Arab civil society organisations in Israel. Established by a group of social activists who believed strongly in Palestinian self-determination, the SDC initially focused on addressing the critical lack of social services for Haifa’s Arab minority by facilitating small-scale community initiatives. Today, the SDC and its committed partners work at the city level to increase civic engagement, advocate the rights of the Arab minority in Haifa and promote equality for the Arab citizens of Israel.
Logo Tel Aviv Yaffo Academic College Tel-Aviv Yafo Academic College was founded in 1994 as a non-profit public institution, and within less than two decades has made substantial progress in realising its vision. One of the main features that set MTA apart from the other academic institutions in Israel is its deep involvement in the neighbouring community. The Centre for Academic Community Relationships was founded when the decision was made to build the permanent campus in Yafo, a complex mosaic of religions and cultures and confronts a range of social, economic and political challenges. Many projects have been built to confront these challenges and are maintained by the college in collaboration with local NGOs and activists in the community.
Logo Tsofen Tsofen is an Arab-Jewish organisation promoting the integration of Israel’s Arab Citizens into its hi-tech industry, through employment and the creation of hi-tech centres in Arab towns as a means of promoting economic development, reducing poverty, creating high value jobs in Arab urban centres, and the integration of Arabian citizens into Israel’s civil society. Tsofen was created in 2008 by Smadar Nehab (a hi-tech technology entrepreneur), Sami Saadi (an independent CPA), and Yossi Coten, (a hi-tech executive), after examining the near complete exclusion of Arab citizens from Israel’s hi-tech economic engine.


JERUSALEM

 . Bat Shalom is an Israeli national feminist grassroots organisation of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for a genuine peace grounded in a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society.
Logo Bimkom Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights is an Israeli non-profit organisation formed in 1999 by a group of planners and architects, in order to strengthen democracy and human rights in the field of planning. Drawing on values such as human rights, social justice, good governance and community participation, we seek to affect system-wide change by encouraging the development of new planning policies and procedures that are more equitable and responsive to the needs of the various communities.
Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Centre (JICC) was founded in 1999 with the aim to assist the city’s residents, from diverse identities, in becoming responsible, active partners in shaping the development of their communities and Jerusalem’s future. The JICC is dedicated to making Jerusalem a more participatory and inclusive environment for all its residents, regardless of ethnicity or creed, and seeks to organise and facilitate improved communication between different communities and the relevant agencies and service providers.
Logo Merchavim Merchavim’s mission is to help Israel’s young citizens of all backgrounds to learn about the other, to value diversity, and create fairer classrooms, schools and communities. It was established in 1998 as an Israeli non-governmental organisation (NGO) to create a fairer society for all Israeli citizens through shared citizenship education. In 2002, Merchavim moved to Ramla. With its rich mix of Jewish, Muslim and Christian-Israelis, secular and religious communities, immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, Ramla represents the cultural diversity and complexity of Israeli society.


KADUNA

Logo Inter-Faith Mediation Centre Interfaith Mediation Centre was created in 1995, when two leaders of opposing factions, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, helped found Nigeria’s Interfaith Mediation Centre, with the mission to create a peaceful society through non-violent and strategic engagements in Nigeria and elsewhere in the world. The centre has flourished as a faith-based organisation. It has carried out more than 180 successful interventions in Nigeria as well as in Sudan, Kenya and Iraq. Among its achievements are the signing of the Kaduna Peace Declaration of Religious Leaders, after which Kaduna enjoyed nearly a decade of peace, and the Yelwa Shendam Peace Accord, which brought peace to feuding communities.


KIRKUK

 . Kurdish Human Rights Watch’s (KHRW) mission is to enable Iraqi, Kurdish, Iranian, and other refugees and homeless persons to achieve self- sufficiency and human rights. KHRW began in 1989 with a mandate to advocate for human rights for the Kurdish people in response to the atrocities committed against the Kurdish minorities in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. KHRW has grown into an international humanitarian service organisation with six community service sites in the United States and four community service sites in Iraq. @KHRWorg
Logo Kurdish Womens Right Watch Kurdish Women’s Rights Watch (KWRW) is an organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting women’s rights in the Kurdish community, whether in Kurdistan or in the diaspora. KWRW also incorporates KWAHK (Kurdish Women: Action against Honour Killing), an honour-based violence campaign within the organisation. KWRW is a UK-based network, with members and supporters in many different countries.


MITROVICA

Logo Community Building Mitrovica Community Building Mitrovica (CBM) is a local NGO operating in the field of peace and community building in the wider region of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. The overall aim of CBM is to facilitate contact and dialogue between citizens in the whole of Mitrovica municipality. CBMs staff consists of devoted citizens – both Serbs and Albanians – who grew up in this region and want to restore the previous confidence and even friendship that war and politics have destroyed. Bridging the Divide (supported by Community Building Mitrovica) brings together local CSOs in the north and south parts of Mitrovica. The project was developed from the need to overcome the institutional and physical ethnic division that have kept Mitrovica at an impasse over the past decade. Bridging the Divide directly addresses problems and opportunities related to infrastructure, media, civil society development, youth care and the lack of institutional and civil inter-ethnic cooperation, which is considered as primary barriers for overcoming the existing ethnic tensions. ProPeace Platform (supported by Community Building Mitrovica) is a structure of 12 Kosovo NGOs who work in the field of peacebuilding. It was founded by Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst (forumZFD) in December 2005 and is still supported by them. The main idea of having this platform is that local NGOs, by co-acting within the same structure, would share experience, exchange ideas, support each other and co-operate, enabling them to increase their own capacities and open possibilities to have a larger scope of influencing the overall process of peace-building placing themselves in a relatively important position in the peace process in Kosovo. @CBMitrovica
Logo Pristina Insight Prishtina Insight is Kosovo’s only English-language newspaper. Since its first edition in September 2008, it has established itself as a well respected publication, read by ambassadors, diplomats, decision-makers and opinion-formers. Prishtina Insight is part of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, one of the region’s most authoritative news providers. @PrishtInsight


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MOSTAR

 . Art in Divided Cities is a project that provides a virtual platform for a research process, implemented through cooperation of individuals living and working in divided cities, as a part of the Festival of Arts in Divided Cities project. The main goal of the platform is to deconstruct the myth of stereotypical divisions, usually taken as the only representative ones. The participants of the research process are citizen activists coming from Mostar, Kosovska Mitrovica, Beirut and Berlin.
Logo Local Democracy Agency Mostar Local Democracy Agency Mostar was established in 1993 as a civil association, an initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, as a means of encouraging the democratic process and respect for human rights.
Logo Nansen Dialogue Centre Nansen Dialogue Centre is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental association of citizens that encourages democratic practices and promotes dialogue among different ethnic, religious, political and interest groups, as a tool for prevention and resolution of conflicts in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Logo Schuler Helfen Leben Schüler Helfen Leben is the largest aid organisation managed by young people that carry out youth, education and reconciliation work for children and adolescents. In Germany, they encourage civil engagement and inform about problems of young people in the Balkans. Schüler Helfen Leben have been involved since 1992 in the Balkans, when a small number of students gathered supplies and transported them to the camps that were established in various places among the Croatian coast. Today, Schüler Helfen Leben is mainly engaged in the fields of youth work, social inclusion and education. @sozialertag


NICOSIA

Logo Cyprus 2015 Cyprus 2015 initiative, which commenced in May 2009, is being implemented by the Joint Programme Unit for United Nations / Interpeace Initiatives (JPU) and is supported by the UNDP-Action for Cooperation and Trust (ACT) programme in Cyprus and by the European Commission Representation in Cyprus. The purpose of the initiative is to contribute towards a sustainable settlement of the Cyprus Problem through objective research and respectful dialogue between all relevant societal and political stakeholders, in a way that complements the peace efforts on the island. @Cyprus2015
Logo NGO Support Centre NGO Support Centre was established in December 1999 (Centre for Management Studies). Its mission is to mobilise people and resources for the strengthening of civil society in Cyprus. Objectives include: contributing to the capacity-building of NGOs via consulting services and training; raising awareness of the role of the third sector in the development of transparent and democratic process; and supporting initiatives that contribute to the strengthening of civil society and the enhancement of local and international relations. @NGO_SC
Logo Nicosia Municipality Nicosia Municipality: Nicosia Master Plan is a significant and comprehensive action aimed at dealing with the planning challenges posed by a divided city, which was drawn up through the collaboration of the city’s two communities and under the auspices and the financial backing of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The programme’s main objective is to improve current and future living conditions for all residents of Nicosia.
Logo UNDP-ACT UNDP-ACT was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2005. The purpose of the Action for Cooperation and Trust (ACT) is to create opportunities for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to work together on projects which will benefit all people on the island, while at the same time promoting inter-communal tolerance and mutual understanding. In 2008, the ACT programme moved into its second phase, where it continues to promote inter-communal cooperation with a focus on strengthening civil society’s capacity to actively participate in the process of reconciliation. @UNDP_ACT


RAMALLAH

Logo Business Women Forum Business Women Forum (BWF) is a national non-profit association established in 2006 to help “strengthen the role of businesswomen as leaders in the Palestinian economy through advocacy, networking, and the provision of business services”. BWF has members and beneficiaries from all the West Bank cities and Gaza. BWF’s relevance as a voice for women business owners and entrepreneurs within the Palestinian business community has increased substantially through designing and implementing a series of targeted interventions. @Womens_Forum


SARAJEVO

Logo Catholic Relief Services Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, founded in 1943. It provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories. CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people in the developing world break the cycle of poverty. In the 1990s, the presence of Catholic Relief Services in the aftermath of natural disasters like Hurricane Mitch or man-made tragedies, such as Kosovo, is complemented by a continuing commitment to the development of civil society in these areas. @CatholicRelief
Mozaik Fondacija Logo ENG Mozaik Foundation creates programmes that contribute to the economic and social stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It was founded in 2002 with the aim of encouraging the development of rural communities. Today, Mozaik is a leading social enterprise in the region, whose vision is an economically and socially strong BiH, and with a focus on young and enterprising people “who will create jobs and be role models for the 70% of young people who dream of leaving the country”. Programmes include YouthBanks and All Inclusive. Social businesses include EkoMozaik Ltd and MaŠta Agency. @FondacijaMozaik
Logo Network Building Peace Network for Building Peace is based in Bosnia-Herzegovina and is made of 63 members from peace and human rights organisations working there. The network exists to contribute to building a Bosnia-Herzegovina where conflicts are resolved non-violently. With this aim they are creating frameworks for joint, coordinated activities of a number of civil society organisations, local government, the business sector, and media and government institutions.


SREBRENICA

Logo Rekom Rekom is a network of more than 1,900 non-governmental organisations, associations, and individuals who represent and promote the initiative for Rekom towards the establishment of a regional commission tasked with establishing the facts about all victims of war crimes and other serious human rights violations committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia in the period from 1991-2001. @ZaREKOMPerKOMRA


TRIPOLI

Logo Coalition Campaigns Against Violence Tripoli Coalition of Campaigns Against Violence in Tripoli


USA

Logo CRSCAD UMass Boston Centre for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters (CRSCAD) at University of Massachusetts Boston is dedicated to raising awareness and possessing the expertise necessary for long-term sustainable reconstruction. The CRSCAD encompasses the multidisciplinary approach to sustainability and disaster relief. Examples of disasters are framed by: bad governance and poverty, HIV/AIDS, wars and conflicts, large-scale attacks on civilian populations and so on. @CRSCAD
Logo Global Post Global Post is an online news company that focuses on international news. Global Post was founded in 2009, and has 64 correspondents worldwide. @globalpost

Research provided by Ignacio ALVAREZ PRIETO.