Event Date 20 June 2017.
The Centre for Cross Border Studies was delighted to welcome guests to the Canal Court in Newry 20th June 2017 for a seminar on ‘Good Practice in the Cross-Border Cooperation in the Irish Border Region’.
The seminar, part of an international study visit for participants in a project funded by the INTERREG programme for the Polish-Czech Euroregion Cieszyn Silesia brought together members of the ‘Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network’ with political representatives & policy makers from both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. The project is based upon the use of innovative methods of cooperation based on an exchange of experience between the Polish-Czech borderland and other European border regions in terms of developing solutions for cross-border problems that have political, historical or ethnic/national roots.
CCBS Director Ruth Taillon welcomed guests to the seminar and introduced them to the representatives of the international study visit before Roisin Mulgrew, Chair of the Newry and Mourne District Council opened proceedings. Ms Taillon set the scene for the morning’s discussion by giving an overview of the special circumstances of the Irish Border Region before further presentations regarding Cross-Border Cooperation in Health & Wellbeing, Local Government Cooperation and Trade & Business Development followed. A lively question and answer session was held before the successful event was concluded by CCBS Director Ruth Taillon.
Today’s agenda and speaker profiles as well as all the presentations made today are available below.
Ruth Taillon, Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies PL-CZ project seminar 1
Tom Daly, Chairperson, Cooperation and Working Together Cross Border Cooperation for Health & Well Being
Pamela Arthurs, Chief Executive, East Border Region Cross Border Local Authority Cooperation 20th June 2017.ppt
Margaret Hearty, Director of Programmes & Business Services, InterTradeIreland InterTradeIreland CCBS June 21