All posts by Annmarie O'Kane

May 5, 2019

Towards a New Common Charter

Towards a New Common Charter With the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund, and the Community Relations Council, this action research project facilitated the development of what is now the “New Common Charter for Cooperation Within and Between these Islands”, representing grassroots support for […]

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April 5, 2017

Advice Sector Seminar on Welfare Reform in NI

24 April 2017, 11.00am – 12.30pm – Online!  Delivered by Citizens Advice this online session provides a basic overview and introduction to welfare reform, including Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and the mitigations package. This will enable participants to answer general queries, recognise when a client or service user may not be claiming what they […]

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April 5, 2017

CCBS Annual Report 2016 published

The CCBS Annual Report 2016 is now available to download.  The report details the Centre’s work plan and activities for the 2016 calendar year, they include: Analysis of the UK Referendum on EU membership Annual Conference – Bordering Between Unions Policy briefing papers Responses to Public Consultations Training and capacity building Border People information service […]

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March 1, 2017

Alliance for Useful Evidence – invitation to join the network

Are you interested in evidence and public policy? Consider yourself a data and evidence enthusiast? Then please join our growing network of over 3,000 individuals and cross-sector organisations from government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally. As an ally, you can help promote useful evidence in decision making across social […]

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January 23, 2017

Second All-Island Civic Dialogue to take place in Feb 2017

In response to the UK’s decision to leave the EU the Irish Government hosted the first All-Island Civic Dialogue in November 2016.  The Centre’s Director Ruth Taillon attended the event and highlighted the continued need for cross-border collaboration. Listen again to Ruth Taillon [1:46 mins] The event was followed by 12 All-Island sectoral events which […]

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November 29, 2016

Scholars at Risk Ireland (Universities Ireland) special event featuring address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

On 29th November 2016 the Scholars at Risk Ireland section (Universities Ireland) presented a special event featuring an opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The President’s address was followed by dialogues with scholars from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Sri Lanka, moderated by Senator Ivana Bacik, Dr. Roja Fazaeli and Dr. Jude […]

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November 1, 2016

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan visits CCBS

On Wednesday 26th October 2016 CCBS director Ruth Taillon was delighted to welcome a very special visitor to the Centre, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan.  His visit focused on the activities of the Border People project (www.borderpeople.info) which provides practical cross-border information to people crossing the border to live, work, study […]

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October 18, 2016

North South Social Innovation Network Conference, 2 Nov 2016

The North South Social Innovation Network is organising this conference to promote the North-South social innovation agenda. It will take place on 2 November 2016 in Dundalk and will address the governance of social innovation, its funding and sustainability and how to protect the uniqueness of social innovation. It will particularly address, in this instance, the areas of regeneration, justice, health […]

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