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Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas: Executive Summary

Creator:

Mr John Driscoll, Dr Neale Blair, Miss Caroline Creamer, Dr Brendan O'Keefe

Subject Keywords: Small Connected Towns Research Programme
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: All-island
Description:

This publication is an Executive Summary of the report published by ICLRD on Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas: The Challenges and Opportunities in Connecting Irish Border Towns and Villages. Reflecting the style of the main report, this Executive Summary is made up of three parts. Part I sets the context by outlining the characteristics and dynamics of the Irish Border region and the theory and practice behind rural development in a border setting. It also considers the role of EU policy in the promotion of endogenous development at the local level. Part II reviews the social, economic and cultural experiences of a number of Irish Border towns and villages, which, for the purpose of this study, have been organised into 'clusters' based on traditional natural hinterlands. For each case study micro-region, the emergence of collaboration, together with its focus, players, impacts and future potentiality are considered. Part III builds on the experiences of the case study clusters by outlining the processes, structures and factors necessary for establishing successful cross-border and cross-community cooperation; and puts forward a number of 'soft linkages' that stakeholders at the micro-region believe are essential in moving from bridging and cooperation to collaboration, networking and finally, integrated policy and action.

Date:

01/01/2008

Rights: © The Authors
Suggested citation:

Mr John Driscoll, Dr Neale Blair, Miss Caroline Creamer, Dr Brendan O'Keefe. (2008) Fostering Mutual Benefits in Cross-Border Areas: Executive Summary [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/107270 [Accessed: 17th September 2019].

  

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Centre for Cross Border Studies
 
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