The Irish Peace Institute (IPI) was established in 1984 in order to promote peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland. The IPI explores the concept of peace and peaceful change in order to develop the conditions for peace and justice in Ireland. It also aims to provide the public with the capacity for management of peace and cooperation, and with practical skills of conflict analysis, mediation and negotiation of difference. The IPI promotes forms of understanding and communication between communities with different backgrounds and provides a forum for gatherings and seminars in which peace can be studied and discussed. The IPI gives public lectures and talks on peace-building and conflict resolution. The IPI website provides information on its work, activities and achievements over the past 20 years, and lists publications that can be ordered through the website.