April 10, 2006


The Centre for Cross Border Studies is seeking the views of university and college students on the current and future role of cross-border co-operation on the island of Ireland. It is offering prizes of €3,750 (Stg £2,500) for the best essay or project.

This competition is being run by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as part of its Border Ireland initiative. Border Ireland is an online guide to cross-border activities and publications from the island of Ireland which can be seen at borderireland.info. It provides free information on cross-border activities and publications in a range of sectors including health, education, agriculture, transport, tourism, economic development, community and voluntary development, culture, arts and sport.

There are two prizes worth €3,750 (Stg £2,500) each available to undergraduates studying at any of the universities, Institutes of Technology and teacher training colleges on the island.

Applicants are being asked to do a short essay or project with artwork and/or photographs (maximum 1,500 words) on:

“What does cross-border cooperation mean to you and how do you think it will develop in the future?”

Each applicant must register on the Border Ireland website and show that they have used the cross-border information system to inform their work.

The winning applicants will be selected by a high-level panel comprising leading educationalists and cross-border activists from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The winners will be informed of the panel’s decision by 6 June 2006.

The closing date for the competition is 5pm on Monday 22 May 2006.

For further details and an application go to borderireland.info or contact the Centre for Cross Border Studies on crossborder@qub.ac.ukor 028 3751 5292.