Our Approach

We are working in different places to develop good relations practice and to share learning.

Partnership working is important to us. We take on and develop work together with the parties who are involved in the issues, and with accountability to the organisations who fund us.

We want to develop good practice by building up close links with other organisations, and by openly sharing effective ideas and approaches.

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The Centre provides training, carries out casework on a range of issues, delivers projects, and is involved in a range of networking, learning and development activity.

Casework can involve assessments; 'civic diplomacy'; separate meetings and joint meetings with parties to an issue; workshops; developmental work; and longer term projects.

We use approaches drawn from good practice in community cohesion; intercultural dialogue; tension monitoring; mediation; deliberative democracy; and conflict resolution.