October 11, 2018

Working for Wellbeing: Crossing sectors, crossing borders

Wednesday 14 November 2018

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

St Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Derry / Londonderry

In times of constant change and changing challenges facing our populations’ wellbeing today, there is an ever greater need for decision-makers at all levels of government to work together, not only within their own jurisdictions, but also with their counterparts in neighbouring countries. For wellbeing is dependent on the wellbeing of your neighbours, and of those further afield. A cross-border approach can reveal opportunities to achieve greater degrees of sustainable wellbeing. It is therefore time, as we move into uncertain chapters in our future, to focus on the wellbeing of border regions, including the extent to which cross-border cooperation may be necessary to guarantee that wellbeing.

This is why the Centre for Cross Border Studies is bringing together representatives from the local authority-led cross-border networks on the island of Ireland, as well as representatives from community organisations from both sides of the border and the Carnegie UK Trust to share their experiences of the application of the concept of wellbeing, and to discuss what is needed to achieve wellbeing more properly in border regions in future.

This will be an invaluable opportunity for policy-makers, political representatives, academic experts, cross-border practitioners and citizens to make an active contribution to the achievement of wellbeing, the strengthening of cross-border cooperation and ensuring economic, social and territorial cohesion even as the island of Ireland and its citizens face a changing context.

Places will be limited, so if you would like to attend this event and contribute to the discussion please REGISTER HERE by Friday 9 November 2018.

For further information please email tricia.kelly@qub.ac.uk.

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