New Programme: CroSPlaN

In cooperation with the Centre for Cross Border Studies, the ICLRD has started an exciting new programme to develop a cross-border planning network. This initiative has been made possible through funding from the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme; administered through the Special EU Programmes Body.

Commencing in 2009 for three years, the new network (CroSPlaN) will undertake the following activities:

* Two action research projects per year that will enhance emerging cross-border activities and expertise in the vital area of spatial planning;
* One executive training programme per year for at least 30 central and local government officials, councillors and community leaders to assist them in both delivering and supporting these activities;
* An annual conference and technical workshop; the dual function of which is to facilitate networking and address identified areas of need.