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The Peace Walls Programme (PWP) is aimed at developing and delivering a range of confidence and relationship building interventions within and between interface communities to help residents reach a position where they feel it is safe and appropriate to proceed with the removal of Peace Walls in their area.

The Programme, which was developed by the Fund following consultation with all the key stakeholders, is designed to be the first stage in a process leading to the physical removal of barriers.

The strategic objectives of the PWP are to:

  • Encourage contact, dialogue and reconciliation between Unionists and Nationalists in interface areas.
  • Facilitate dialogue (including conversations on dealing with the past), and/or mediation within and between interface communities to build greater cross-community cohesion and confidence.
  • Build relationships and trust for peace building activities and establish a cross-community visioning process to build a shared future within and between interface communities.
  • Engage with individuals and communities that have not previously participated in community development or peace building activities.
  • Underpin the Peace Process and promote economic prosperity by creating the conditions where interface communities are content to proceed with the physical removal of Peace Walls in their area.
  • Help interface communities to leverage additional funding for the physical removal of Peace Walls and any associated infrastructure and community regeneration needs when the required levels of confidence have been established.
  • Improve the wellbeing and safety of local residents in interface areas by promoting economic and social advance.
  • Provide a template for this type of intervention, which if successful could be used by others to deliver similar interventions when the Fund ceases to exist.
 

For further information about the Programme,  please contact:

International Fund for Ireland
Seatem House
28-38 Alfred Street
Belfast, BT4 1WD
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9031 2884
 

Case Study:


article thumbnailPeace Walls, physical barriers dividing communities, are one of the most visual remaining symbols of division in Northern Ireland. There are almost 100 such barriers, mainly in Belfast, stretching over 21 kilometres in total.In January 2012 the Fund announced financial assistance to deliver a range of confidence and relationship building measures within and between communities to create the conditions whereby residents would feel safe to commence discussions about the removal of Peace Walls....