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LACE-TAP -- A programme of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) concerning Technical Assistance and Promotion of Cross-Border Co-operation on internal and external border regions of the EU, and LACE-PHARE, a similar project in Central and Eastern European border regions



UniGR Centre for Border Studies (, a cross-border research network for researchers in the 'Greater Region' of Europe. 

The Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES) -- Operated between 1998 and 2002, specialising in policy-relevant research, information and publishing on international migration, ethnic relations and related topics in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Site contains archive of materials and links to Journal of Migration Studies

Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (formerly: The European Institute for Local and Regional Development ), University of Warsaw -- Concentrates on the post-1989 transfromations of Eastern and Central Europe

Regional and Transfrontier Co-operation Programme of East-West Institute

Transboundary Environmental Information Agency (TEIA) -- Based in St Petersburg; the site includes a bulletin in Russian (and an English version for 1996-97 only)

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation is an international non-profit institute, which works to promote sustainable development and cross border cooperation in the Lake Peipsi international water basin.

European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) -- Binational centre mainly concerned with relations between the Danish and German minorities and the majority communities in the border region

Karelian Institute, University of Joensuu: research on eastern Finland border region and cross border co-operation

Centre for Cross Border Studies (Queen's University Belfast/Dublin City University/WEA)

Center for Transboundary Cooperation (CTC), an international NGO which works to promote sustainable development and cross border cooperation in the border areas of the Baltic States and the New Independent States

Centre for Regional and Transboundary Studies (CRTS) -- A research unit within Volgograd State University focussing upon social, political, ethno-cultural and other transboundary problems of the post-Soviet states and of regional issues of international relations within the same area (mainly of the South-Western Russia and Central Asia

Centre for Border Studies, University of Glamorgan, Wales

Accent and Identity on the Scottish~English Border, a study of dialect and its relationship to attitude and local/national identity in 4 border towns. Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York



EURES Crossborder -- Links to 16 EU border-region official employment service partnerships

Information on the European Union’s DG for Regional Policy

 Swedish participation in ECOS-Ouverture projects



 Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways: Routes to North-South Co-operation in a Divided Island (Project on identifying consequences of Irish Border since its inception in 1920)

EU Fifth Framework Programme:

EU Border Conflicts -- Research project based at Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, England.

EU Border Identities -- International project entitled 'Border Identities: Changing Identities, Changing Nations, Changing Stories in a European Border Communities', researching three-generation families living in corresponding sets of geographically contiguous communities on the border between the current EU and some of its Eastern and Southern neighbours.

EXLINEA Research project on External EU Borders -- An extensive research project focussing upon cross-border interaction and co-operation in Europe.


Contested Border Regions

Europe's Mediterranean Borders:

IEMED – European Institute of the Mediterranean

Institut Européen de Recherche sur la Coopération Méditerranéenne et Euro-Arabe (MEDEA)

Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)

Grup de Recerca sobre Migracions – Autonomous University of Barcelona  


Cyprus government site

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus site


North-South Ministerial Council- with links to all the north-south implementation bodies


Site (in Portuguese) of the Grupo dos Amigos de Olivença, a pressure group campaigning for the integration in Portugal of an exclave in Spain (Olivença or in Spanish Olivenza).


Official site of autonomous community of Ceuta  (Spanish enclave of North Africa)

Instituto de Estudios Ceuties