Current projects

Equal Access Project

Equal Access Project, FLAC, INAR

The Equal Access Project (‘EAP’) is a joint FLAC & INAR project funded by the European Union to improve access to justice for people who are subjected to discrimination on the basis of race or membership of the Traveller community, whether it is in employment or in accessing goods and services.  More details at https://www.flac.ie/news/eap/ We are conducting a piece of empirical and analytical research into the transposition of the EU Race Directive into Irish law, and the effectiveness of the current infrastructure available to victims of racial discrimination to make complaints and to seek remedies. The research report will include policy recommendations that highlight areas for reform.

Research on inequalities experienced by Black, Asian, minority ethnic and Traveller people residing in Belfast

Peer Research Vacancies available

We are currently undertaking research in partnership with ACSONI, POLCA and Belfast Intercultural Romanian Association on behalf of Belfast City Council to make recommendations to address ethnic inequalities across a variety of domains, including but not exclusive to: health, education, employment and civic and political participation. The research and report will inform the city’s Community Planning document, the ‘Belfast Agenda’, which sets out a shared vision for the future of the city and seeks to improve the lives and wellbeing outcomes of all citizens in Belfast.

Church of Ireland Ethnic Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Justice initiative

On behalf of the Archbishop of Armagh, we are conducting a survey of the membership of the Church of Ireland on diversity and inclusion in the Church across the island of Ireland, and on attitudes to and experiences of racial justice. The survey is now open to all COI members & former members of the island of Ireland. The research has been designed with a group of ethnically diverse clergy and lay readers who will, along with other strands, make recommendations for future work.

Voices of Syrian Resettled Refugees in Ireland

We led research into the experiences of resettled refugees across Ireland for IOM Ireland with a particular focus on opportunities for and barriers to integration. Five Arabic-speaking interviewers worked with us to conduct interviews with over 100 Syrian refugees across Ireland in 2021. The report will be launched in January 2022.

She Leads, We Lead Fingal

This leadership programme is designed and led with local women leaders in Fingal and explores achievements, challenges, and opportunities that women experience in community action