East Border Region Members share views on Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT)

17 June 2010

East Border Region Ltd held its quarterly Members Forum meeting on Thursday 17 June 2010 in Armagh City Hotel. Special guests at the meeting were Ms Bernie McCrory and Ms Edel O’Doherty representing (CAWT) who briefed members on the developments of cross border Co-operation and Working Together, Making a Difference to Health in the Border. East Border Region is a cross border Local Authority led Organisation and like project CAWT the Organisation is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme. During the meeting which was attended by over 40 Elected Members, Ms McCrory and Ms O’Doherty briefed members on CAWT which has secured €30 million from EU INTERREG IVA Programme for 12 large scale projects to be completed by 2013. CAWT is a partnership between the Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, which facilitates cross border collaborative working in health and social care. Their mission is to improve the health and well being of the border populations, by working across boundaries and jurisdictions. East Border Region Chairman, Cllr John V Farrelly thanked both Ms McCrory and Ms O’Doherty for their detailed presentation and stated the sharing of health and social care facilities is of critical importance, particularly for people living in the border regions and CAWT’s work is a positive step on the collective journey towards addressing health and social care issues throughout the region.

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  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council