In this area of our website we aim to provide you with information and resources that have come from our work. We have copies of our research documents and evaluations as well as some teacher resources. This area of the site will grow as we develop further resources, so keep checking back with us for further information.

Peace Through Partnership, 18 September 2013, Warrington

The full transcript from the Peace Lecture 2013 delivered by Martin McGuinness MLA, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

For the full transcript click here

The Cost of Peace and the Price of Extremism, 20 March 2013, Warrington

Exactly twenty years to the day of the Warrington bombing, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is hosting a conference to explore ‘The Costs of Peace and the Price of Extremism’. This conference will see key speakers explore and debate the economic and social risks posed to civil society by violent extremism. The Foundation is using this conference to call upon leading thinkers in the country, to come together to consider one of the greatest challenges facing civil society and to discuss practical solutions.

A conference report has been produced in an attempt to illustrate the broad financial impact of violent extremism and terrorism on society.  This paper does not, and could not, attempt to put a price on the human suffering caused by violent extremism and restricts its findings to published figures from a variety of sources detailing costs arising from known attacks. 

This report puts forward a credible business case for supporting the long-term work of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace as the charity represents a sound investment and has the ability to offset some of the future ‘costs of peace’.

For the full conference report click here.

Rethinking Radicalisation: 11-12 October 2011, Warrington

Rethinking Radicalisation was a two day conference hosted by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace in  Warrington on 11-12 October 2011. Reflecting on the recent review (June 2011) of the Government’s Preventing Violent Extremism ‘Prevent’ strategy, this event took a fresh look at the issues of radicalisation and violent extremism facing the UK. The programme explored the meaning of radicalisation, what drives people to take violent action and looked at the nature of extreme behaviour from Loyalist and Republican groups in Northern Ireland, to Far Right and Islamist groups. It also looked at some practical approaches to engaging with people and communities at risk of being drawn into violence. It brought together professionals working with the Government’s Prevent agenda including the police, teachers, local authorities and charities as well as people affected by conflict and extreme action.

For the full conference report click here.

International Approaches to Building Peace: From Global to Grass Roots: 27-28 February 2011, Warrington

This two day international conference aimed to bring together people working for peace in a variety of settings ranging from Governments working on a global level, peace organisations making interventions in countries and communities, to individuals affected by conflict making a difference in their own and others lives.

The diverse range of speakers attracted 78 delegates from all over the UK and beyond. Representatives of Embassies and High Commissions based in London, academics from different universities, peace practitioners, policy makers and survivors of different conflicts came together for the conference to hear about work being undertaken and share their experiences with each other.

For the full conference report click here.

REACH for CHANGE: Communities Conflict and Developing Youth Leadership: 7 December 2010, Warrington

The ‘REACH for CHANGE: Communities, Conflict and Developing Youth Leadership’ Conference was held on 7 December 2010 to mark he end of the first year of the REACH project.

The conference provided opportunities for the participating young people to share their learning and showcase their talents by taking on leadership, performance and facilitation roles throughout the conference. A number of representatives from various agencies within Warrington also spoke about the impact of the REACH project. During the conference, a consultation was carried out to explore a number of issues relating to Youth, Conflict and Community, and a final evaluation was also conducted to measure the impact of the conference.

For the full conference report click here.

An Evaluation of the Survivors for Peace Programme: November 2010

This is the final November 2010 report on the Survivors for Peace programme which was funded for three years by the Big Lottery Fund in March 2008. This evaluation was begun towards the end of its firs year in November 2008.

For the full report click here.

The Legacy: Learning from the Past; Making a Better Future: 12 November 2007, Warrington

In November 2001, the Foundation secured three-years’ funding from the Victims Liaison Unit of the Northern Ireland Office, to deliver the Legacy Project. The original aim of the Legacy project was to identify and meet the needs of victims and survivors of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ who live in England, Scotland and Wales. Based on the Legacy’s findings, the Foundation was granted further funding in 2004 from the Northern Ireland Office to implement a number of recommendations from the findings, by piloting a range of supportive services and activities for victims. The Foundation successfully ran a number of programmes in the subsequent years.

The funding for the Legacy Project was due to finish in November 2007, and as part of its final acitivities, a report was written to reflect on the lessons learned over the six years of work to share practices with other organisations. The lessons learned report was officially launched at this conference, and was attended by victims and survivors who had been participants in the Project and many organisations from across the UK and Ireland who had worked in some way with the Project.

The full conference report can be found here.

The full lessons learned report can be found here.

STEPS: Life After Trauma

The Steps Towards Empowerment and Positive Survival (STEPS) advocacy group was formed in 2006 by a group of victims, survivors and veterans affected by the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ as part of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace’s Legacy Project. It came together as a result of its shared experiences; and the group eventually expanded to include people affected by other conflicts and terrorist incidents.

The STEPS: Life after Trauma booklet can be found here.

The Evaluation of the Legacy Project: May 2007

This is the final May 2007 report on the Legacy Project which was funded for six years by the Victims Liaison Unit of the Norther Ireland Office from November 2001. This evaluation deals with the work undertaken by the Project during the second tranche of funding (November 2004 – Novembner 2007).

For the full report click here.

The Legacy: A Study of the Needs of GB Victims and Survivors of the Northern Ireland Troubles: November 2003

This report describes a Needs Analysis of the victims of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ who live in Great Britain. Funded by the Legacy Project of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Trust in Warrington, the aim of the research was to carry out an independent needs analysis of GB victims/survivors and advise on the options for the forward strategy for the Legacy Project and, where appropriate, to point to ways other agencies can policy makers might address the needs identified.

The full report can be found here