Research Projects

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PETALS 2 (FGM Webapp for professionals) Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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


National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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. 


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

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

To study the impact of transnational organised crime (TNOC) and drug-trafficking on poor urban communities in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The city has seen crime and violence soar since the mid-1990s as the city became transhipment point in the illegal drugs trade. We address the impact of TNOC on vulnerable populations, culture and security by considering the ‘transnational-to-community’ impact of drug-trafficking.


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

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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.


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

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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.


Conflict Transformations in the Middle East and Europe Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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 Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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. 


Social capital and financial access to healthcare in Ghana Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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.


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

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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.


Amman Message Project Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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.


Remanufacturing Pathways (REMANPATH) Completed Projects

Centre for Business in Society | Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

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


Distrust in entrepreneurial networks Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Design of Toolkits of Trust Building Mechanisms to Support Collaborative Innovation across High-Tech SMEs based in Technoparks - a comparative study


Democratic responsibility in a divided society: exploring public trust in post-conflict Northern Ireland Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Trust in democratic institutions is vital within post-conflict societies like Northern Ireland in reducing division and sustaining peace. Through in-depth interviews with three fundamental groups in the democratic process, the media, government and community representatives, this project aims to produce new insight into trust in Northern Ireland.


Prospect Trust Audits Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Trust is an important organisational resource, enhancing commitment, identification and citizenship. Distrust, in contrast, increases turnover and can escalate counterproductive behaviours including sabotage, theft and bullying.


The Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organised Crime Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The proposed research builds on the collaboration between the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of Coventry University (UK) and the International Organization for Migration Indonesia (IOM). This collaboration started in 2014 with a specific focus on the interrelation between maritime and human security issues in Indonesia


Fostering Sustainable Development: Examining the challenges posed by maritime insecurity Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This seminar series investigated the relationship between sustainable development and maritime security in order to increase maritime domain awareness and our understanding of the experiences of different vulnerable populations, such as coastal communities, in the face of insecurity.


Migrants and the media: examining migrant voices in Britain’s political debate Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This project explored the engagement and representation of migrant voices within the 2015 pre-election debate, asking how the voices and experiences of migrants were represented in media reporting and whether migrants themselves were able to have a say.


CHANGE Plus; Promoting Behaviour Change towards the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation in Practising Communities and Community-Based Advocacy Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The CHANGE Plus project aims to raise awareness, change attitudes and promote behaviour change on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in practicing African communities in four EU countries: Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and France.


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