The VFI works in collaboration with universities and NGOs around the UK and internationally. We are proud to be affiliated with CIMVHR (the Canadian Institute for Military Veterans Health Research).
We have an active MOU with the University of Northumbria, with whom we are developing a number of interesting research proposals.
The VFI is represented on a number of COBSEO (Confederation of Service Organisations) cluster groups, which oversee the activity of large military charities in the UK. These include groups looking at veterans in the criminal justice system, foreign and commonwealth troops, veterans and their families, and research. The VFI is also involved in NATO working groups, covering areas such as transition and sexual violence in the military.