June 16, 2016

The UK Referendum on Membership of the EU: Cross-Border Cooperation, Peace-Building and Regional Development

Leading up to the referendum, the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Co-operation Ireland are publishing a series of briefing papers which aim to inform debate by exploring the potential impacts on Northern Ireland and North-South relations.

This third paper in the series considers the role the European Union has played in supporting crossborder cooperation that has contributed to peace-building and regional socio-economic development. It will outline the funding made available by the EU to undertake such cooperation, and how local authorities from both sides of the border have collaborated on joint projects. It concludes by assessing the future of cross-border cooperation in a post-Brexit scenario, and by offering some examples of cross-border cooperation between EU and non-EU countries.

Click here to access the full briefing paper.