September 29, 2001

European Cross Border Co-operation: Lessons for and from Ireland

An International Conference organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies

and the Centre for International Borders Research, QUB

29 September – 1 October 2000

Friday 29 September 2000

Canada Room/Council Chamber, Queen’s University Belfast

3.00 pm
Opening ceremony
Welcome by Professor George Bain (QUB Vice-Chancellor 1998-2004)Formal opening by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese Andy Pollak (director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) and Professor Liam O’Dowd (director, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB) will briefly outline the work of the two centres Chair: Jim Dougal, European Commission, Belfast
4.00 pm
Opening plenary session
Professor Liam O’Dowd, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB
The Changing Significance of European Borders
Ambassador Hermann Freiherr von Richthofen, German-Polish Governmental Commissions
Cross-Border co-operation between the state of Brandenberg and Poland
Chair: Professor James Anderson, Centre for International Borders Research, QUB
6.00 pm
First Minister and Deputy First Minister
First Minister of Northern Ireland, Rt. Hon. David Trimble Deputy First Minister, Mr Seamus Mallon Chair: Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, president, Dublin City University
7.15 pm
Reception, hosted by the European Commission, in the Canada Room

Saturday 30 September 2000
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University Belfast

Sunday 1 October 2000
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University Belfast


CONTACTS

Andy Pollak, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies, 39 Abbey Street, Armagh BT61 7EB; tel. (028) 3751 1550; fax (028) 3751 1721; e-mail a.pollak@qub.ac.uk

Professor Liam O’Dowd, Director, Centre for International Borders Research, Queen’s University, 1 College Park East, Belfast BT7 1NN; tel. (028) 9027 3218; fax (028) 9032 0668; e-mail l.odowd@qub.ac.uk

This conference was funded by the EU Special Support Programme for Peace and ReconciliationPEACE logo

See conference report.

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