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Tough Love: Local Cross-Border Cooperation Faces the Challenge of Sustainability

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Creamer, Caroline, Blair, Neale, O'Keeffe, Brendan, Van Egeraat, Chris and Driscoll, John (2008) Tough Love: Local Cross-Border Cooperation Faces the Challenge of Sustainability., Centre for Cross Border Studies [Other]

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Abstract

Local area-based cross-border cooperation has been ongoing in Irelandsince before the ‘Troubles’, albeit much of this on an informal basis – a caseof neighbour helping neighbour. Since the mid-1990s much of thiscommunity-led cooperation has been formalised in the context of EUfunding programmes to support the Northern Irish peace process andemerging national and regional spatial strategies. Under such programmesand strategies, its focus has been on economic and social developmentgoals, rather than on social objectives only. Today local cross-bordercooperation on the island of Ireland, and particularly in the border region,finds itself at a crossroads. For projects and partnerships that wish toremain in existence, and continue to receive funding, the emphasis now ison demonstrating their long-term sustainable nature.

Item Type:Other
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
ID Code:18665
Deposited By:Dr Neale Blair
Deposited On:30 May 2011 12:42
Last Modified:30 May 2011 12:42

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