As a strategic partner of the PEACE IV Victims and Survivors Programme, the Commission for Victims and Survivors have been appointed to manage three PEACE IV-funded research projects with a combined budget of £250,000 from 2018 to the end of 2020. The research projects cover three interrelated areas of study – the Review Trauma Services, Transgenerational Legacy and Young People and Advocacy Support Services in the area of historical investigation and information recovery.
The research projects are aligned to the wider PEACE IV – Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors Programme which focuses on improving case management, service coordination and growing the evidence base in the delivery of health and wellbeing and advocacy support services. Further, the proposed study on Transgenerational Legacy and Young People provides a unique opportunity to examine how outstanding conflict-legacy issues continue to affect the health and social wellbeing of sections of young people and their families. The findings of the research will help improve the lives of victims and survivors and their families in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. Findings from the research will also help shape the development of the new Victims and Survivors Strategy.
The procurement process to award the tenders to external contractors will begin on Tuesday 2 January 2018 and will run for four weeks until Friday 26 January 2018, and will be managed by the Central Procurement Directorate in the Department of Finance and advertised through the eTendersNI website and the Office of Government Procurement in the Republic of Ireland through the eTenders Ireland website.