Welcome to the Centre for Cross Border Studies

Photographed at a reception hosted by Newry & Mourne District Council for delagates of the GIZ-Tajikistan Ireland Study Visit organised by The Centre for Cross Border Studies; From left to right: CCBS Director Ms Ruth Taillon; Mayor Michael Ruane; Saidrahmon Nazriev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan; Hagen Ettner,Deputy Director GIZ FFPSD program.

VISION

The Centre for Cross Border Studies will build further on its reputation as an authoritative advocate for cross-border cooperation and a valued source of research, information and support for collaboration across borders on the island of Ireland, Europe and beyond.

MISSION

The Centre for Cross Border Studies empowers citizens and builds capacity and capability for cooperation across sectors and jurisdictional boundaries on the island of Ireland and further afield. This mission is achieved through research, expertise, partnership and experience in a wide range of cross-border practices and concerns.

VALUES

The Centre for Cross Border Studies

  • Is committed to the principles of partnership, equality and mutual respect as the basis of relationships between people and governments;
  • Is dedicated to contributing to social cohesion, economic development and environmental sustainability through cross-border cooperation on the island of Ireland and beyond;
  • Is independent and takes no position on the constitutional question;
  • Supports the protection of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights and advocates the core values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, peace-building, and social justice; and
  • Acts in recognition of the fundamental importance of non-partisanship, the pursuit of excellence, openness and transparency, and the value of local experience.

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PUBLICATIONS INDEX

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The Centre has commissioned and published 22 cross-border research projects since 2001.
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JOURNAL INDEX

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The Centre has published 8 Journals annually since 2006.
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