April 23, 2015

The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in a rural context

The Rural Community Network’s latest edition of Network News was dedicated to considering what the future may look like for rural communities, with several contributors from a range of sectors offering predictions for trends in their particular areas of expertise. Anthony Soares, CCBS’s Research & Policy Manager, contributed a piece entitled “Bordering on the Future”, in which he considers the challenges and opportunities for rural communities to engage in cross-border cooperation. Among the opportunities he identifies is the possibility for rural communities to identify areas for cross-border cooperation to be included in local authorities’ community development strategies and Peace Action Plans. However, he also notes that such opportunities can only be realised with the full commitment of those with executive responsibilities in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland.Click here for further information.