As a mediation development agency Mediation Northern Ireland develops core projects to build mediative capacity and awareness.
Currently these projects include:
The MOST Project
The MOST Project is a four year Mediation Northern Ireland programme funded by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the PEACE III programme.
Since 2009, the project has aimed to develop and support key institutional capacity in Northern Ireland and the six Border Counties of Ireland to create long-term sustainable impact by enhancing the capacity of both civic leaders and peace building practitioners to address key issues of segregation, racism and sectarianism through learning and exchange with relevant counterparts, both locally and internationally.
Social Partnership Programme
This project advances community cohesion by using mediation to strengthen social partnerships.
The Public Conversations project opens up dialogue on the burning issues of the day. It offers an issue, a space and hosts and invites people to have their voice heard.
Current Public Conversations include:
- Persistent Deprivation in Belfast
- Where is our Shared Future?
- No image in the mirror.
- Has our time come yet?
Building community connection within and between displaced residents.
Building gender conscious practice within workplaces and communities.
Mediation Development & Awareness Raising
Mediation Northern Ireland develops the practice of mediation and associated disciplines. This will ensure that societal leaders have appropriate skills and mindsets for the challenges they face. We have several projects through which we raise awareness of mediation and build experience of mediative skills at community, local government, business and inter-personal levels.