Research

September 1, 2006

Immigration, Emigration, Racism and Sectarianism (IERS) Schools’ Project 2006 – 2008

The Centre was contracted by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (through Co-operation Ireland) to carry out the Immigration, Emigration, Racism and Sectarianism Schools’ Project. The project brought together nearly 300 children aged 9-14 from 12 schools – six Protestant and Catholic schools (upper primary and lower secondary) in Antrim and Londonderry and six Protestant […]

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July 1, 2006

Border Ireland: Phase II 2006-2008

The main objective for Phase II is to firmly establish Border Ireland as a portal for information on and communication for cross-border co-operation on the island of Ireland. There are four key elements to Phase II of the project: The development of a range of interactive facilities on the Border Ireland website – including a […]

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July 1, 2006

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR NORTH/SOUTH OFFICIALS The commitment by the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach in Armagh on 6 April to “a step-change in advancing North-South co-operation” means that such co-operation will increasingly become part of the work of civil and public servants in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Already there are over 700 officials working on cross-border […]

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July 1, 2006

Mapping Border Ireland

Mapping cross-border infrastructure projects, especially over time, can help to determine the impacts of these infrastructure projects on local economic development, land uses, services and residential and commercial development in a cross border context. The comprehensive mapping of projects will also provide the opportunity to illustrate linkages to other programmes. The mapping of completed infrastructure […]

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May 29, 2006

Patient Mobility in the European Union: learning from experience

Monday, 29 May 2006 The launch of the e4p Case Study book – official title: “Patient Mobility in the European Union: learning from experience” – took place on Monday, 29 May 2006 at the European Parliament, hosted by John Bowis, MEP. This case book includes a chapter on cross-border care on the island of Ireland […]

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May 1, 2006

Public attitudes to developing and using cross-border health services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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March 7, 2006

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.1

The first issue of The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland consists of two sections. The first and larger section contains five in-depth research articles (4,000-5,000 words) on aspects of practical cross-border co-operation in Ireland . The second section contains an updated compendium of information about the work of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. […]

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February 7, 2005

The Centre for Cross Border Studies Yearbook – Year 6

The Centre for Cross Border Studies, now in its 6th Year of operation, has had another busy and productive twelve months.Under the leadership of director Andy Pollak, the Centre’s expanded team has taken on a range of new challenges. These range from a major research study on how public services are provided to ethnic and […]

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January 4, 2005

Services for ethnic and immigrant groups Study

A Comparative study of how public authorities provide services for ethnic and immigrant groups within the prescribed framework in three jurisdictions: Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland This study, commissioned by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (Northern Ireland) from the Centre for Cross Border Studies, is being carried out […]

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November 11, 2004

Diversity in Early Years Education North and South

This was a two–year study aimed at researching the difficulties facing teachers and young children in areas of conflict and diversity on both sides of the border with a view to developing a framework to be used in all teacher education institutions, North and South, involved in preparing teachers to work with children in the early […]

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April 1, 2004

Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North/South Co-operation in a Divided Island

This activity is listed on This was a two-year collaborative project, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority in the South, between University College Dublin (Institute for British-Irish Studies and the Geary Institute [formerly the Institute for the Study of Social Change]), Queen’s University Belfast (Institute of Governance and Centre for International Borders Research), the Centre for Cross Border […]

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