Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as Ireland’s premier university. TCD’s social sciences enjoy a particularly strong reputation. The school of religion is engaged in research on a wide variety of themes related to peace building, conflict resolution and reconciliation, and inter-religious studies (especially Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism). These include research on the role of religion in violence and peace, the international politics of human trafficking, cross-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, international intervention in ethnic conflict, religious fundamentalism, and truth, memory and justice in post-conflict societies. Trinity College Dublin has been a member of LERU, the league of European research-intensive universities since February 2017. It is the only Irish university that participates in LERU. TCD has been recognized with a bronze Athena Swan award. The Athena SWAN charter is an award scheme recognising positive gender practice in Higher Education, administered by the UK’s Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). As WP2 leader, TCD will be responsible for the development of a clear concept and methodology and will ensure that gender remains a central aspect of PAVE. Moreover, TCD will act as co-lead for fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will conduct fieldwork, both in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, working closely with UNSA. The extensive experience of the researchers involved in PAVE will lead TCD to take part in fieldwork on cumulative extremisms (WP3) and on interactions between states and religious institutions (WP4).