Events

March 26, 2018

CCBS Policy Seminar: The future of Cohesion Policy

CCBS organised a seminar examining EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020, which took place on 23rd of March in the European Commission Office in Belfast. Bringing together a number of experts, the object of this event was to reflect on discussions currently taking place in the EU and its Member States on the future shape of […]

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March 8, 2018

CCBS Annual Conference 2018: The Good Friday Agreement in all its parts: safeguarding the totality of relationships

Date: 8 – 9 March 2018 Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk The 2018 Annual CCBS Conference, The Good Friday Agreement in All Its Parts: Safeguarding the totality of relationships, brought together more than 100 participants – some of whom were centrally involved in drafting and implementing the 1998 Agreement and the Devolution settlement for Northern Ireland – […]

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March 5, 2018

TEIN: Platform for Dialogue

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon travelled to Cieszyn, on the Czech-Polish border at the end of February for the final study visit of the TEIN: Platform for Dialogue project. This project, funded by the Micro-projects strand of the CZ-PL INTERREG IVA programme, also involves participants from the Poland/Czech Republic, France/Germany, Austria/Slovenia and France/Spain (Catalan) border regions; […]

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December 13, 2017

Borders in Globalization Conference

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, CCBS Board Member and QUB Lecturer Dr Katy Hayward, and QUB Postgraduate Research Student Matthew O’Neill travelled to Ottawa, Canada for the Borders in Globalization 2nd International Conference on 6 – 8 December. The panel at which they presented – on the consequences of Brexit – could not have been more […]

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December 6, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Journal Launch 2017 and the CCBS Winter Lecture

The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) launched the 2017 edition of its Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland on Monday 4th December in Riddle Hall in Belfast. Chair of the CCBS Board Dr Helen Johnston opened the event before guest speaker Professor Duncan Morrow, Director of Community Engagement at Ulster University, gave his lecture […]

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November 16, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives evidence to House of Lords Committee

CCBS Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, appeared before the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee to give evidence to its inquiry on Brexit and reciprocal healthcare arrangements. The inquiry’s overall focus is on the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU […]

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October 11, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Policy Seminar – Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders

10am, Tuesday 10th October. Venue: Brussels. Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders was the theme of this year’s CCBS policy seminar at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels on 10th October. Despite a public transport strike, the event attracted more than 40 people, and was very well received by those in […]

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September 18, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director speaks at William Carleton Summer School on “Creativity and its limits in the approaches to Brexit”

On the 16th of September, CCBS Deputy Director Anthony Soares gave a keynote speech at the William Carleton Summer School, where he assessed the UK Government’s proposals on Northern Ireland and the border as part of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In his speech, he asked how creative, imaginative and […]

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September 12, 2017

Towards a New Common Chapter: Assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations

2.30pm, Monday 11th September Venue: NICVA, Belfast. During this event Dr Anthony Soares (Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) presented the findings from an ongoing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project, “Towards a New Common Chapter”. This project has been assessing the extent to which cross-border cooperation is independently valued and enacted at the […]

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September 11, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives keynote lecture at Warwick University

Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a keynote lecture at the “Discourses of Migration” conference at Warwick University (7 September). The title of his lecture was “Migration at the Northern Ireland (Brexit) Border: Identities, Commodities and Connections”, and in which he discussed the extent to which future migration serves either a purely mechanical function that dehumanises […]

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