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Community Consolidation – Peace Consolidation 2016 – 2020

The mission of the International Fund for Ireland is to underpin efforts towards peace by promoting social and economic advance and encouraging contact, dialogue and reconciliation between nationalists and unionists throughout Ireland.

The Community Consolidation – Peace Consolidation 2016 – 2020 strategy is aimed at helping the British and Irish governments and the Northern Ireland Executive in their efforts to embed the Peace Process, by tackling some of the most significant remaining challenges to lasting peace.

This strategy looks to build on the IFI’s unique and extensive experience, its distinctive reputation and a proven capacity to deliver transformed communities. It brings a renewed emphasis to encouraging young people to begin the journey to peace and reconciliation.

The Fund now places particular emphasis on the following objectives:

  • To promote reconciliation and integration in interface areas;
  • To continue to engage communities and individuals, particularly young people, who have only recently or have not yet participated in peace building and community reconciliation activities;
  • To maintain the longstanding approach of the Fund in promoting economic and social advance in communities suffering from very high levels of economic and social deprivation;
  • To continue to build strategic alliances with other funders and government to ensure interventions are complementary, sustainable and can shape policies that promote peace and reconciliation;
  • To extend the Fund’s engagement with other peace builders on the island of Ireland and in other regions emerging from conflict as part of a wider effort to promote conflict resolution; and
  • To review by early 2019 the progress made by the International Fund for Ireland and determine if further work is required to secure the peace.

The work of the Fund and its aim of delivering real and positive community consolidation in the period 2016-2020 will cluster around four key programmes

  • Personal Youth Development Programme
  • Peace Walls Programme
  • Peace Impact Programme
  • Shared Education Programme

To read the Community Consolidation – Peace Consolidation strategy document in full, please click here.