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November 17, 2011

Border Region Economy ‘Emerging Findings’ Conference

17 – 18 November 2011 Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan The findings of the research project ‘Reviving the Border Region Economy in a new era of peace and devolved government’ was discussed at this conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan on Thursday 17-Friday 18 November 2011. The […]

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November 5, 2011

Director gives Dundalk IT graduation address

The director, Andy Pollak, gave the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for 900 graduates of Dundalk Institute of Technology on 5 November. This is what he said: This is a great wee country and a great wee county It is fashionable now to be depressed (sometimes even despairing) about the state of Ireland. We […]

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October 28, 2011

Cross-border Training and Impact Assessment international conference

Over 130 people from 15 countries attended the Centre’s international conference – ‘Cross-Border Training and Impact Assessment in Ireland and Europe’ – in Cavan on 27-28 October. They came from border regions in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain (Catalonia), the French Caribbean, USA, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The […]

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October 20, 2011

2011-2012 ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate award winners announced

The winners of the ESB-Universities Ireland North/South postgraduate scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year are: Joyce Acheson, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, doing a Masters in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast Jonathan Mitchell, a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, doing an MA in Contemporary European Philosophy at University College Dublin Marian McGrath, […]

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October 1, 2011

Favourable evaluation of SCoTENS work from Oxford University team

A team from Oxford University’s Department of Education, led by Professor John Furlong, delivered a highly complimentary evaluation of SCoTENS work in the period 2003-2011 in early October. They concluded: ‘Taken overall, the findings of the evaluation are overwhelmingly positive. Despite limited and sometimes precarious funding, significant dependence on the goodwill of volunteers and the […]

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September 14, 2011

Call for 2012 Journal articles

The Centre is seeking high quality research articles on issues of practical cross-border co-operation to include in the 2012 edition of its Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland. The subject matter of such articles can cover a wide range of areas, including education, training, health, business and the economy, public administration, transport and communications, […]

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September 2, 2011

Border People User Group(6) – Developing Your Cross-Border Business

2 September 2011 Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, 9am – 3pm The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – www.BorderPeople.info. Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the border to live, work or study. This […]

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August 18, 2011

Obstacles to Cross-Border Undergraduate Education study launched

This study, by CCBS director Andy Pollak, was commissioned and sponsored by the IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council and the EURES Cross-Border Partnership. It examines past and present levels of undergraduate mobility between the two Irish jurisdictions;  outlines the main obstacles to that mobility (lack of information about universities in the other jurisdiction, changes in the […]

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June 23, 2011

North South Research Forum (4): Peacebuilding Across Borders

Thursday 23 June 2011 City Hotel, Derry 9.30am to 1.00pm The North/South Research Forum, which meets twice a year, offers an opportunity for academics and other professional researchers, public officials, funders, policy makers and other interested parties to meet in a semi-formal setting to discuss research, policy and practice of particular relevance to the border […]

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June 15, 2011

Border People User Group(5) – Developing Your Cross-Border Business

15 June 2011 Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, 9am – 2pm The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – www.BorderPeople.info. Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the border to live, work or study. This […]

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May 26, 2011

Taoiseach pays tribute to ICLRD and CCBS

The Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, addressing the annual conference of the Institute for British-Irish Studies at University College Dublin on 26 May, paid tribute to the work of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) and CCBS in supporting cross-border initiatives by local authorities in the border region. Mr Kenny said: ‘In […]

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