The Project
Research Papers
Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North-South Co-operation in a Divided Island
The Centre for International Borders Research (CIBR) at Queen's is an interdisciplinary centre for empirical, comparative and theoretical study of international borders and border regions.

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The Institute for British-Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary resource based in the
Department of Politics at UCD. It organises regular conferences and lectures and other events, providing a platform for academics, politicians and public servants to share perspectives with each other and with the wider public. Its publications include a paper series, working papers, edited volumes, books and a newsletter

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The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS), founded in September 1999 and based in Armagh and Dublin, researches and develops co-operation across the Irish border in education, health, business, public administration, communications, agriculture, the environment and a range of other practical areas.

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CCBS is currently developing BorderIreland.info, an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing points of cross-border information in the public domain. The system will act as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the first time, an electronic gateway to the full range of cross-border research material, publications, funding opportunities and other information available in Ireland.

democratic dialogue logoDD is a think tank. It is based in Belfast but has links across Ireland, Britain and beyond. Its twin focus is: the continuing challenge of political accommodation in Northern Ireland; the social and economic issues neglected during the region’s ‘troubles'.
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The Geary Institute (formerly the Institute for the Study of Social Change) was established at UCD in 1999.
It conducts research on a variety of themes and offers a unique PhD programme in the social sciences. Geary also houses the Irish Social Science Data Archive.
seupb logoCross border co-operation, building peace and reconciliation are at the core of the work of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). One of several cross-border bodies set up under the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999, it manages the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace II), worth over €700m.