Community Research Partnership

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Who we are…
Our Community Research Partnership is made up from community volunteers, community development workers, Ennis CDP and faculty and students from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. The Partnership is organized via an advisory board made up of representatives from each of these groups. As members of the advisory board, we all met each other through our involvement in different dimensions of Ennis CDP activities.

what we did…
In the spaces between our different meetings and usually over cups of tea and biscuits, we began to tease out ideas about how people who are most affected by discrimination, and most marginalized from ‘mainstream’ society can provide evidence of their situation, so as to inform policy practitioners about the everyday difficulties they often have to face. We came up with a variety of elaborate and hypothetical research projects that none of us had the resources to finance. In the end, we decided that the best way to tackle our research ambition was with a small-scale pilot project: it would be cheaper to run and if it worked well, we would be able use it as a basis for larger-scale funding applications later on.

For more information about the project, click here