Past Projects

September 1, 2015

Cross-border Supply Chains in the Agri-food Industry” (The George Quigley Memorial Initiative)

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement contributed to a successful period of North/South and all-island economic interaction which was characterised by a high level of public and private sector engagement to pursue economic, social and commercial benefits in both jurisdictions. Such engagement and the socio-economic impetus it sustained was seen as helping to provide a context where […]

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January 9, 2013

Towards a Border Development Zone

This research project, building on the proposals of the 2009-2012 action research project Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland, will explore the potential of a joint economic development approach across the whole Irish and Northern Irish cross-border region. Its three specific aims, to be carried out through five scoping studies and an action […]

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January 9, 2013

CRoSPlaN-2 Shared Services, Executive Training and Animation Programme and Evidence-based Planning

CRoSPlaN-2 Shared Services This project will be led by the Centre’s ‘sister’ organisation, the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD). The benefits of harmonising cross-border planning in specific regions along the Irish border is something that has already been recognised by both Irish administrations (e.g. in the North-West Gateway initiative) and in the […]

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January 9, 2013

Budget and Evaluation Toolkits for cross-border cooperation

This project will contribute to a portfolio of tools to support cross-border cooperation in order to: Improve the capacity of people involved in the implementation of EU programmes and projects Improve the efficiency and quality of funded projects; Improve the learning from funded projects Two new tools will be developed: an Evaluation Toolkit and a […]

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January 9, 2013

Impact Assessment Training and Mentoring

Following its highly-regarded Impact Assessment Toolkit for Cross-Border Cooperation (developed in INICCO-1), the Centre will assist EU-level efforts to streamline and simplify the application, monitoring and evaluation procedures of Structural Fund programmes (INTERREG and others) by delivering a package of capacity-building training and monitoring support to applicants and potential applicants. The project’s aims are to: […]

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January 9, 2013

Mapping Acute Specialities

The aims of this project are to address a gap in information about cross-border and all-island acute health specialities by: Developing a geodatabase that maps acute health specialities on the island; Training health professionals in the use of this mapping tool (two seminars to be held for 20 people). The Centre’s partner in this project […]

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June 12, 2012

The Cross-Border Spatial Planning and Training Network (CroSPlaN)

This network, organised by the Centre’s sister organisation, the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), brings together an  alliance  (CroSPLaN) of planners, economic development officers, local authority officials, councillors, and community and business interests on both sides of the border to promote more systematic learning and exchange in planning. CroSPlaN’s  three year (2009-2012) […]

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June 12, 2012

Reviving the Border Region Economy in a New Era of Peace and Devolved Government

The final report of this research project – Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Re-thinking Regional Policy in Ireland – was launched on 30 March 2012. The aim of its package of four closely inter-related studies is to find ways of understanding and increasing the accessibility, size, transparency, competitiveness and profitability of Irish border region markets in a […]

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June 12, 2012

Impact Assessment Toolkit for Cross-Border Cooperation in Ireland

As part of the integrative work of a cross-border observatory, the Centre has devised and developed an Impact Assessment Toolkit (IAT) for practical, mutually beneficial cross-border cooperation in Ireland. This highly innovative toolkit – the first of its kind in the European Union – is designed to guide policy-makers and EU funders (and to be […]

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May 1, 2008

Cross-border GP Out-Of-Hours evaluation

Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), a partnership of Health Boards and Trusts in the border region, is currently developing two pilot areas along the border where patients would be given the choice of accessing closer cross-border services or using the existing service in his/her own jurisdiction. A pilot cross-border GP Out Of Hours service was […]

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March 21, 2008

Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report 2006

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with FGS McClure Watters have been appointed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) to produce a Common Chapter (North-South) Activity Report for 2006.  The Common Chapter forms part of the National Development Plan for Ireland and the Structural Funds Plan for Northern Ireland, and aims to […]

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February 1, 2008

North/South Mental Health Services Research Group

Mental Health is currently a key priority of the two governments on the island.  There remains a great need for research and information which can inform planning and practice in the mental health services on the island. In October 2001 the Health Ministers, North and South, agreed a draft Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment […]

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