Briefing Papers

May 13, 2021

Civic Society engagement in maintaining the conditions for North- South cooperation

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to consider the extent to which the mechanisms established by the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland as part of the Withdrawal Agreement that formalised the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union are open to engagement by civic society. More specifically, the objective is to assess how civic society […]

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May 12, 2021

The future for Agri-food in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland

This paper has been authored by CCBS Senior Research Associate Michael D’Arcy, and examines the future of the Agri-food in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland. Using strong examples from the Dairy Industry, Michael’s paper explores the important of all island integrated supply chains to the agri-food sector, and how the Belfast/Good Friday […]

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April 26, 2021

Briefing Paper: The UK Community Renewal Fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) was launched by the UK government on 3 March 2021 as part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget. It was presented in a Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) press release as forming part of a wider package of fiscal measures the Government is taking to “support our […]

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April 30, 2020

Briefing Paper: Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bordering on (non-) cooperation

This Briefing Paper is intended to offer some initial considerations on the extent to which existing or new channels of cross-border cooperation have been successfully activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Beginning with an overview of the collaborative tendencies observable on […]

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January 8, 2020

The need for regulatory cross-border territorial impact assessment: Challenges at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to highlight the urgent need for policy-makers, decision-makers and legislators to assess the impact of a proposed policy, regulation, strategy or law, for example, on their jurisdiction’s borders, and to assess how their implementation has affected the socio-economic conditions of citizens in a border region.1 To undertake such […]

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June 4, 2019

Briefing Paper: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and (post-Brexit) cross-border environmental cooperation

This Briefing Paper, which forms part of the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ ongoing work into the potential consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union for North-South and cross-border cooperation, has been prompted by the April 2019 publication of an important report commissioned by the Environmental Pillar in conjunction with Northern Ireland Environment […]

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