September 17, 2015

Weekly Cross Border News and Legislative Affairs Round Up

CCBS is delighted to announce its new weekly bulletin service, which now offers a recap of cross border news and a summary of the cross border related affairs of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Houses of the Oireachtas. This resource will be of particular use to those with a focus on cross border issues. Our free weekly bulletins are now […]

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September 10, 2015

CCBS invites you to a discussion event on the Implications of a UK Exit from the EU

Invitation to a discussion event on “The implications of a UK exit from the European Union for Ireland and Northern Ireland” at the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels,180 Chaussée d’Etterbeek,1040 Brussels 2pm, Tuesday 13 October You are  invited to an event bringing together a range of political representatives, policy-makers and organisations from the […]

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August 7, 2015

Danske Bank Survey reveals Majority of NI wishes to remain in EU

According to a survey conducted by Danske Bank in June 2015 the majority of residents in Northern Ireland wish to remain within the European Union. This survey – of over 1,000 individuals across Northern Ireland – offers a timely insight into public opinion in the region on continued membership of the EU. In particular, the […]

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August 5, 2015

CCBS Training & Mentoring Services

The Centre for Cross Border Studies provides training and mentoring services to cross-border partnerships (involving public bodies, civil society organisations and/or enterprises) that wish to develop cross-border or transnational projects. Our training and mentoring programmes are built around four innovative Toolkits that together comprise a portfolio of tools to support cross-border cooperation throughout the entire […]

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July 20, 2015

“Brexit” – The Consequences for Cross-Border & All-Island Cooperation

(The following is the presentation made by Dr Anthony Soares to the Fianna Fail conference on ‘Britain and EU membership referendum – Cross-border Implications’ 16 July 2015) “I would like to begin by thanking Deputy Brendan Smith for inviting me to take part in this panel and in this vitally important discussion for the prosperity […]

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June 22, 2015

CCBS announces three major themes for its upcoming work

Alongside its ongoing work, CCBS’s research and policy team will focus on three main themes over the next twelve to eighteen months: the UK’s referendum on EU membership; wellbeing; and a civic vision for North-South and East-West cooperation. Whatever the result of the forthcoming UK referendum on membership of the EU, it will have enduring […]

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March 20, 2015

CCBS Supports the Need for a Statutory Duty for Rural Proofing

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has today published its response to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s public consultation on policy proposals for a Rural Proofing Bill. Rural proofing has been a commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive since 2002 and is part of the existing policy-making process across government in Northern Ireland. […]

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February 18, 2015

2015 CCBS/ICLRD Joint Conference 2015

The Annual CCBS/ICLRD Conference was held at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on 29 – 30 January 2015. The conference, Shared Services, Shared Opportunities: New Models of Public Sector Collaboration and Partnership, was focused upon a critical component of the public sector reform agendas on the island of Ireland, which is particularly topical in light of […]

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