Co-operation Ireland

Co-operation Ireland is an all-island peace-building charity. Established in 1979 as Co-operation North, we have for over 40 years worked to promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and

What we do


Co-operation Ireland works with:

Youth and Community Groups, Schools, Local Authorities, the Media, Statutory Organisations and local and central Government.

We have also administered a number of cross-border elements of EU Funding Programmes, namely the European Union’s Peace and Reconciliation Programmes (Peace I, II and Peace II Extension) and the Interreg IIIA Programme.

We have a department dedicated to research that influences policy makers in both parts of the island.

As a charity we also run professional corporate and mass participation fundraising events.

Our Work

Co-operation Ireland delivers innovative and exciting
cross-border and cross-community projects to a wide range of school, youth and community organisations.

Groups are linked on a cross-border basis and through a series of reciprocal exchanges, they get to know one another, learn about each others’ cultures and traditions and learn to respect one another.

Through this model groups have an opportunity to discuss the often ‘swept under the carpet’ topics of culture, identity and religion.

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