CCBS at NWRCBG/ICBAN/EBR Joint Conference
CCBS Research & Policy Manager, Anthony Soares, spoke at the joint conference organised by the North West Region Cross Border Group, the Irish Central Border Area Network, and the East Border Region, which took place in Buncrana on 2nd of October. The conference, entitled “Cross-Border Connections”, focused on strategies to bring local authorities to the forefront of cross-border collaboration and partnership. Whilst Anthony spoke on the importance to cross-border cooperation of a regional dimension and the principles of subsidiarity and partnership, Professor Greg Lloyd spoke of some of the challenges to local authority collaboration, and Padraic White, Chair of the Border Development Corridor Steering Group, presented the draft Solidarity Charter for the Economic Revitalisation of the Irish Border Corridor. Mr Joe McHugh, Ireland’s Minister of State for the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and for the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources, as well as Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Environment, Mark H. Durkan, were after-dinner speakers at the conference.
Click here to view Anthony’s presentation.