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Geary(ISSC)The Geary Institute (formerly the Institute for the Study of Social Change (ISSC) was established at UCD in 1999. It conducts research on a variety of themes and offers a unique PhD programme in the social sciences. ISSC also houses the Irish Social Science Data Archive, the Identity, Diversity and Citizenship Research Programme and the Intergenerational Transmission and Ethno-national Identity in the Border Area Research Project.
IBISThe Institute for British-Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary resource based in the Department of Politics at UCD. It organises regular conferences and lectures and other events, providing a platform for academics, politicians and public servants to share perspectives with each other and with the wider public. Its publications include a paper series, working papers, edited volumes, books and a newsletter.
CCBSThe Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS), founded in September 1999 and based in Armagh and Dublin, researches and develops co-operation across the Irish border in education, health, business, public administration, communications, agriculture, the environment and a range of other practical areas.
The Centre for International Borders Research is an interdisciplinary centre for empirical, comparative and theoretical study of international borders and border regions. CIBR's research programme addresses the reshaping of borders by contemporary globalisation, European integration and the increasing cross-border flows of goods, people, capital, labour, ideas and information.

Two-year collaborative project, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority in the Republic, between the Institute of Governance, Centre for International Borders Research and Centre for Cross Border Studies at Queen's, with the participation of Democratic Dialogue, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies and the Geary Institute at UCD. The project, which is funded through the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation ("Peace II"), consists of three parts: Borders and their consequences; The Irish border as a social divide; Pathways for promoting cross-border contact, co-operation and mutual understanding.

CCBS is currently developing, an on-line information signposting system to direct people to existing points of cross-border information in the public domain. The system will act as a one-stop shop for researchers, policy makers, community development workers, businesses and the general public providing, for the first time, an electronic gateway to the full range of cross-border research material, publications, funding opportunities and other information available in Ireland.
SEUPBCross border co-operation, building peace and reconciliation are at the core of the work of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). One of several cross-border bodies set up under the British-Irish Agreement of 8 March 1999, it manages the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace II), worth over €700m.
Democratic Dialogue is a think tank. It is based in Belfast but has links across Ireland, Britain and beyond. Its twin focus is: the continuing challenge of political accommodation in Northern Ireland and the social and economic issues neglected during the region’s ‘troubles'.
A project funded by the European Union's Fifth Framework Programme with co-sponsoring from the British Academy. EUBorderConf is a project coordinated at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham (UK). The project seeks to understand whether and how the EU, through integration and association, can help to transform the nature of borders from lines of conflict to lines of cooperation.
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The Cross Border Programme for Research and Education contributing to Peace and Reconciliation. The programme supports research and development in third level institutions on the island so as to reap benefits for Northern Ireland and the border counties in particular, but also for the island as a whole, with the specific objective of impacting positively on the contribution to peace building and reconciliation. The Programme is funded under the PEACE II programme, administered by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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