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 EUROPEAN CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

LESSONS FOR AND FROM IRELAND

An International Conference
to be opened by President Mary McAleese

  organised by the

CENTRE FOR CROSS BORDER STUDIES (ARMAGH)

and the

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS RESEARCH (QUB)

  BOOKING FORM

DATE: Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October 2000

VENUE: Queen’s University, Belfast

 

PLENARY SESSIONS AND ROUND TABLES ON

Developing cross-border structures and institutions; cross-border policing and security, including cooperation between police forces during major emergencies; cross-border environmental issues, including the impact of the Sellafield nuclear re-processing plant; the emergence of cross-border regions; key issues of economic and cultural cooperation, and cross-border peace-making.

AMONG THE CONTRIBUTORS

There will be policy and academic speakers from the European Commission and a wide range of border regions in Europe, including the Dutch-German Euregio region, the French-German Pamina Region, the Belgian-French border, the Danish-German border, Scandinavian borders, the Polish-German border, the Czech-German border and the Italian-Austrian-Slovene triangle. Senior politicians, business and NGO leaders from both Irish jurisdictions will also participate.

Among the speakers will be: Sir Ronnie Flanagan (RUC Chief Constable) on cross-border policing in Ireland; Dr Hermann Von Richthofen (Brandenburg Commissioner for German-Polish Relations, formerly German ambassador to the UK) on German-Polish border relations; Professor Liam O’Dowd (Queen’s University, Belfast) on the changing significance of state borders; Professor Edward Johnson (Cambridge University) on cross-border security cooperation; Professor Richard Macrory (Imperial College, London) on cross-border European environmental issues; Professor Sean Loughlin (University of Wales, Cardiff) on EU regionalization and cross-border cooperation; Professor John Bradley (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin) on economic co-operation across the Irish border; Dr Gerhard Untiedt, (Institute for Economic Regional Analysis, Muenster) on Baltic countries’ cross-border relations; Dr Henrik Becker-Christensen, Danish Consul-General in Schleswig Holstein, on the history of Danish-German cross-border relations; Tanja Mattheus (Belgian Tourism Ministry) on Belgian-French cross-border relations; Jorg Saalbach (Pamina) on running a cross-border INTERREG secretariat between France and Germany; Frank Gallagher (Kent Constabulary) on cross-channel British-French police co-operation; Tim O’Connor (joint head, North-South Ministerial Council secretariat) on the cross-border institutions set up under the Belfast Agreement; Dr Martin Mansergh (special advisor to the Irish Taoiseach) on cross-border peace-making in Ireland; Eamon Gilmore TD (Irish Labour Party’s environment spokesman) on Sellafield as a cross-border environmental issue; John Palmer (Director-General, European Policy Centre, Brussels) on the lessons of Irish cross-border co-operation for Europe, and Paul Gillespie (Foreign Editor of the Irish Times) on the lessons of European cross-border co-operation for Ireland.

 

 


CONFERENCE BOOKING FORM

 

NAME:      
  Title First Name Surname

 

ADDRESS:  
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TELEPHONE NO:   EMAIL NO.:  

 

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION:  

Please tick the two forms of cross-border cooperation in which you are most interested in order of preference (1) and (2):

  Developing Structures and Institutions  
     
  Security and Policing  
     
  Environment  
     
  Economic dimensions  
     
  Cultural Dimensions  

 

 

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Registration

before 31 July

Registration after 31 July

CONFERENCE FEE  

Stg£75.00

Stg£100.00

(including Saturday Lunch and pre-circulated papers and conference package)      
CONFERENCE FEE  

Stg£100.00

Stg£125.00

(including conference dinner on Saturday evening)      
Vegetarian Option (please tick if required)      
       

Cheques payable to Lois McCammond, Conference Administrator, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University, Belfast, BT7 INN. Email: L.McCammond@qub.ac.uk; Tel. 028 90 335970

 LATEST DATE FOR BOOKING: 15th AUGUST2000 (Fees are non-refundable)

 

 

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