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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February 1, 2004

Europe for Patients

The Centre, through its research associate Dr Jim Jamison, is collaborating with research institutes in Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Slovenia and Estonia in the EU Sixth Framework-funded Europe for Patients research project. The aim of this project is to enhance the ability of patients across the EU to benefit from the potential health care advantages created by […]

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January 30, 2004

The Centre for Cross Border Studies Yearbook – Year 5

This year’s publication marks a break with tradition, in that it contains, in addition to information about the Centre’s activities, signed articles from a number of people with an interest in practical cross-border co-operation on the island of Ireland. See the yearbook.

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October 1, 2003

Obstacles to Cross-Border Mobility

In 2000 the Centre for Cross Border Studies was commissioned to undertake a preliminary study of the bureaucratic and other obstacles hindering the movement of people across the border to live and work, for the North/South Ministerial Council. Subsequently the North/South Ministerial Council (NSMC) commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast and Indecon Economic Consultants in Dublin to prepare […]

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May 1, 2003


Visit and discover what it can do for you The Centre has developed Border Ireland an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing points of cross-border information in the public domain. The website acts as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the first […]

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April 1, 2003

Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Third Level Education

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 1 10 – 11 October 2002 Armagh City Hotel This conference is the first of a series of six higher education conferences which are being organised by the Department for Employment and Learning in Belfast and the Department of Education and Science in Dublin, together with representatives of the university, […]

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March 1, 2003

Citizenship and Science Exchange (CaSE) Schools Project

The purpose of this 30-month study, which was run in partnership with Dublin City University, was to enable students to critically evaluate the inter-related roles of science and citizenship. It also aimed to develop an awareness of the interdependencies that exist between communities in the border region. The project centred on a shared web resource […]

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January 1, 2003

Education for Reconciliation Evaluation

The Centre is lead evaluator for the EU-funded Education for Reconciliation Project, which works with teachers in around 40 secondary schools, North and South, aiming to develop and mainstream an Education for Reconciliation module within the citizenship curricula for 12-16 year olds in the two jurisdictions. Through teacher development and research it seeks in this way […]

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December 1, 2002

Pride of Our Place: Phase II

2002 – 2006 This is a three-year project to bring together a group of primary schools in border areas in both jurisdictions which have suffered from the Northern Ireland conflict so that they can study a key feature or area in their locality by looking at it historically and geographically, and then explore it in […]

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