September 27, 2001

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is looking for environmental research projects

Press release 11 June 2000

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has been set up to research and develop co-operation across the Irish border in education, health, business, public administration, communications, the environment and a range of other practical areas.

The Centre is looking for experienced researchers to carry out 12 month research projects, to begin in January 2002, in the environmental area. The projects will investigate the state of cross-border co-operation in this area; identify and analyse gaps in present co-operation and barriers to improved co-operation; and formulate detailed proposals on how future co-operation might be upgraded and made more effective.
The proposals should be in one of the following fields, identified as activities for co-operation in the Common Chapter of the development strategies of the two Irish jurisdictions:
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Information
  • Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Quality
  • Impact of Agriculture
  • Bio-diversity resources

In making their proposals, researchers should detail consultations they have had with policy-makers and senior practitioners in their chosen field, and explain the significance of their proposals for cross-border co-operation in the light of these consultations. The research should include provision for further, structured consultation with such expert groups. Research grants will be in the region of £25,000. The Centre will expect researchers to begin work by 1st January 2002, and will require a final report by 15th January 2003. Researchers will be expected to make presentations to conferences and seminars. Requests for further information should be sent to the:

Closing date for return of proposals: Monday 29 October 2000

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is sponsored by the EU Special Support Programme for Peace and Reconciliation