Research

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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September 1, 2015

Towards a New Common Chapter

This action research project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, is intended to facilitate the development of a “New Common Chapter” representing grassroots support for collaborative and sustainable North-South and East-West relations. Whereas the “old” Common Chapter represented a high-level policy dimension through its inclusion in Ireland’s National Development Plan and Northern Ireland’s Structural […]

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August 22, 2013

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

Current issue Number 9 Previous journals Number 8 Number 7 Number 6 Number 5 Number 4 Number 3 Number 2 Number 1 Number 9 – 2014 Contents: Foreword Colette Fitzgerald Chairperson’s Introduction Helen Johnston Toward a Border Development Zone Philip McDonagh and Maureen O’Reilly Draft Solidarity Charter for the Economic Revilalisation of the Irish Border […]

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April 10, 2013

The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.8

The eighth Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland, which was launched today by Dr Malcolm McKibbin, the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the Permanent Secretary of OFMDFM, features an interview on North-South cooperation with Sir George Quigley; and articles on: economic relations between Britain and Ireland; the role of impact assessment […]

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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 14, 2012

Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision

The Centre for Cross Border Studies today publishes a new report proposing a number of areas of public service provision where it makes sense for the Irish and Northern Irish public sectors to cooperate for improved service delivery and ‘value for money’. Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision is by Michael […]

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