Research Reports

October 9, 2006

Improving government service delivery to minority ethnic groups

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 by the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (Dublin), the Institute for Conflict Research (Belfast), and Organisation and Social Development Consultants Ltd (Edinburgh). This study will examine how public authorities provide […]

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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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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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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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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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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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November 1, 2002

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 […]

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July 1, 2002

An Evaluation of the Centre for Cross Border Studies 1999-2002

by Brian Harvey Social Research An evaluation of the Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh was carried out in March 2002 by Brian Harvey Social Research, Dublin. The aim of the evaluation was to: Describe the evolution of the Centre over the past three years in the context of cross border work in Ireland generally; […]

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June 26, 2002

Northern Ireland Review of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

On 13 February 2002 Bríd Rodgers, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, announced her decision to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to undertake an independent review of the spring 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in Northern Ireland. As part of this process the Centre for Cross Border studies was asked by PwC to prepare a paper […]

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