Anticipating Brexit: The view from local communities in the Central Border Region

Katy Hayward, Annemiek Teuwen, Shane Campbell

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The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will constitute a major change to the context for relationships and connections across the border. As such, the Central Border Region is the area most exposed to the risks of Brexit. Although the nature and extent of any changes are as yet unknown, their very prospect already having an impact in the Central Border Region. This article presents the key findings from a small-scale research project – Bordering on Brexit - conducted by the Centre for International Borders Research (Queen’s University Belfast) on behalf of the Irish Central Border Area Network. The purpose of this project was to give a voice to members of local communities on both sides of the border in this Region, to better understand the potential and actual impact of Brexit even at this early stage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-75
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland
Publication statusPublished - 04 Dec 2017


  • Brexit
  • Border region
  • Ireland/Northern Ireland


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