Managing the migration crisis? Undocumented migrants and refugees at Europe’s southern border

Over recent years, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy as part of what has come to be known as Europe’s ‘migration crisis’. An intensification of controls on international population movements has taken place both at sea and after arrival. This project seeks to better understand what the impact of attempts by EU institutions and national governments to manage the crisis has been on migrants’ status and journeys. It serves to document the ongoing crisis through the experiences of newly arrived migrants and refugees.

Breaking Bad: How transnational drug trafficking creates violent masculinities in local Caribbean communities in Port of Spain

This project addresses the impact of transnational organised crime (TNOC) and drug-trafficking on poor urban communities in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, by considering the ‘transnational-to-community’ impact of drug-trafficking.

Collaborate to Train

Collaborate to Train is a three-year project that will engage with over 250 local small businesses and support them to increase their involvement in the education and workforce training system.

Beyond fear and hate: mobilising people power to create a new narrative on migration and diversity

Across Europe political and media debates on migration and diversity have become increasingly negative. There is growing evidence that narratives of fear and hate have moved from fringe positions to occupy the mainstream, changing the terms of the debate in many countries. This project explores who is driving dominant narratives on migration and diversity and their purpose.

National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR - Coventry University) and the Institute of British - Irish Studies (IBIS- University College Dublin), supported by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s Science for Peace and Security Programme, will convene a two–day expert Advanced Research Workshop entitled ‘National Action Plans (NAPs) on Women, Peace and Security’ at the National University of Ireland in Dublin, on 11 and 12 May 2016. 

PETALS 2 (FGM Webapp for professionals)

This project builds on an FGM information webapp that was successfully developed for young people by Coventry University.

Conflict Transformations in the Middle East and Europe

The goal of CTMEE is to explore what types of conflict transformation mechanisms are being utilised in Turkey and Palestine, and how these mechanisms relate to conflict transformation in Western Europe.

Faith Based Conflict Prevention

The aim of this project is to understand the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and to stop it from happening. Examples in Nigeria and the Solomon Islands will be observed. 

Chaplains on Campus: Understanding Chaplaincy in UK Universities

The overall aim of this research is to provide universities, religious bodies and student organisations with an evidence base and recommendations to enhance chaplaincy provision across the university sector.

What the new counter-terrorism duty means for schools and further education colleges

The first major mixed-method study into the enactment of the Prevent counter-terrorism in statutory education.

Understanding and Addressing Asylum Seekers’ Health and Well-being in Coventry and Rugby

As the UK hosts asylum seekers and refugees, with Coventry leading on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons resettlement scheme, it is imperative to understand how their health and well-being needs can best be effectively and efficiently met by healthcare practitioners.

Social capital and financial access to healthcare in Ghana

This research seeks to critically examine the dynamic nature of informal risk sharing networks and their mechanisms for dealing with health care expenses among poor households in Northern Ghana.

Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG)

In 2015 over a million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of protection and a better life. Thousands died along the way. The MEDMIG project set out to better understand these migration dynamics as part of the Mediterranean Migration Research Programme.

Amman Message Project

Working across Jordan, the wider Arab region and Europe, CTPSR and partners have embarked upon a two-year project to support and enhance the work of the Amman Message – a landmark statement which seeks to clarify the true essence of Islam in the world – in addressing contemporary concerns surrounding peaceful co-existence, both between and within faiths.

Re/presenting Islam on Campus

Running from 2015 to 2018, the project analysed how Islam is understood on university campuses with a view to an open, informed discussion about Islam as an aspect of British life.

Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Torture Experiences of South Sudanese Refugees in Northern Uganda: Health and Justice Responses

This research investigated the health and justice service responses to the needs of South Sudanese refugees living in refugee settlements in Northern Uganda who had been subjected to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and torture.

Schools Linking: Building Bridges of Understanding amongst Schoolchildren

The project developed a detailed analysis of the practice of schools linking within which pupils from different schools are twinned with each other to foster greater dialogue and understanding.

The internal brakes on violent escalation

Why do some ‘extremists’ or ‘extremist groups’ choose not to engage in violence, or only in particular forms of low-level violence? Why, even in deeply violent groups, are there often thresholds of violence that members rarely if ever cross?

Struggles for territory, struggles for place: development-forced displacement and resettlement of the Mapuche-Pehuenche, Chile

Focusing closely on an indigenous community in Chile, the Mapuche-Pehuenche, who were resettled as a result of a dam construction, this research analyses their attempts to make and remake place, taking in consideration the historical context of land dispossession and the current confrontations between the Mapuche and the state.

Remanufacturing Pathways (REMANPATH)

Remanufacturing Pathways, helps small manufactures to grow their business, taking back the products and remanufacture them.