Who We Are

Co-operation Ireland is the leading peace-building charity on the island of Ireland.  Since it was established in 1979, Co-operation Ireland has created opportunities for groups from the two main religious communities in Northern Ireland and from both sides of the border to come together so they can learn about each other's traditions and cultural backgrounds in order to help build a society which is based on tolerance and acceptance of cultural difference.

Our programmes involve linking groups in the following areas and sectors:

  • Schools and universities
  • Youth and community groups
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • Local and central government

Co-operation Ireland is experienced in

  • Projects which break down sectarianism and racism
  • Encouraging integration of communities across the island of Ireland
  • Delivering funding programmes, which encourage the creation of vibrant societies
  • Developing bespoke peace and reconciliation programmes for groups and organisations
  • Organisation and management of events, conferences and fundraising challenges, which promote community engagement