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December 2, 2014

Implications of UK withdrawal from the EU

Ruth Taillon was one of the speakers at an event in Strabane on 14 November, hosted by Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty and MEP Martina Anderson on the implications of a UK withdrawal from the EU. The talk focused on implications for the economy, regional development, social and economic cohesion, workers’ and citizens’ rights, and […]

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November 30, 2014

Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation

The website of the Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation project has recently gone ‘live’ at www.borderroadmemories.com. ‘Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation’ gave residents along both sides of the border an opportunity to remember and express their feelings in relation to the closure of border roads and the impact that it had on their […]

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November 22, 2014

Mentoring in Macedonia

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon spent three days in Skopje, Macedonia, at the end of October with support from the Euclid Network Peer Exchange Programme. The Euclid Network connects members from more than 40 countries from across Europe for a more innovative, professional and sustainable European civil society. The Peer Exchange was funded by the UK […]

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November 20, 2014

Cross-border seminar: UK Right to Reside & Irish Habitual Residency Conditions

Lee Hatton Law Centre NI and Jean Plummer Department of Social Protection are confirmed speakers at the next Border People seminar which will take place on Thursday 20th November, 9.30am-1.30pm, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. The event will focus on the UK Right to Reside and Irish Habitual Residency Conditions. Both have implications for […]

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November 2, 2014

CCBS at NWRCBG/ICBAN/EBR Joint Conference

CCBS at NWRCBG/ICBAN/EBR Joint Conference CCBS Research & Policy Manager, Anthony Soares, spoke at the joint conference organised by the North West Region Cross Border Group, the Irish Central Border Area Network, and the East Border Region, which took place in Buncrana on 2nd of October. The conference, entitled “Cross-Border Connections”, focused on strategies to […]

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October 15, 2014

CCBS in Brussels

Ruth Taillon, Annmarie O’Kane and Anthony Soares were representing CCBS in Brussels on the 7th and 8th of October in a series of events and meetings, coinciding with the EU Open Days Week. Annmarie led a meeting with colleagues in the European Citizens Action Service. The CCBS team met with Assya Kavrakova the Director of […]

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October 15, 2014

NIRSA/ESPON Conference: “Creating the Regions of Tomorrow: Maximising Ireland’s Reform Opportunity”

A joint NIRSA/ESPON conference on reform of regional development policy took place on Friday, 26th September 2014, with delegates from CCBS in attendance. From the event website: “The economic crisis and fiscal austerity have hit regional Ireland, outside of the major urban centres, particularly hard. Unemployment and out-migration have all increased, re-exposing the historic disparities […]

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September 29, 2014

CCBS Chairperson on the Scottish Referendum: “Is Ireland a model for Scotland?”

UK institutions and services will have to adapt and change and some new Scottish bodies may be created following the Scottish referendum on 18 September. Prior to the referendum CCBS Chairperson, Helen Johnston, was interviewed by Mark Easton of BBC News for an item questioning “Is Ireland a model for Scotland?”, exploring the question of […]

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September 29, 2014

CCBS and AIRO in Strasbourg: “Prospects for effective transfrontier co-operation in Europe”

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon and Justin Gleeson, Director of the All-Island Research Observatory, NUIM delivered presentations at a seminar in Strasbourg on 16 and 17 September, on “Prospects for effective transfrontier co-operation in Europe”. The seminar was jointly organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Euro-Institute and […]

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August 14, 2014

CCBS responds to consultation on National Action Plan

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted its response to the consultation on Ireland’s second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. In its response, CCBS has recommended the further development through the NAP of the implementation of the principles of UNSCR 1325 on a cross-border and all-island basis, as well as […]

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July 18, 2014

CCBS Shortlisted for Think Tank Award

The centre for Cross Border Studies was one of four organisations shortlisted by Prospect Magazine in the 2014 edition of its Think Tank Awards. Included in the “One to Watch” category, alongside the Higher Education Policy Institute, Legatum Institute, and Transform Drug Policy, the panel of expert judges considered CCBS and the other shortlisted organisations […]

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