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July 6, 2018

House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee publishes CCBS response

CCBS’s evidence to the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee’s inquiry into dispute resolution and enforcement in the draft Withdrawal Agreement has just been published. In its submission CCBS focused on issues relating to scrutiny of the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, and highlighted areas where there are crucial details missing from the […]

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June 22, 2018

3rd Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture

The 3rd Annual Sir George Quigley Lecture took place on 21st June in Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Helen Johnston, Chair of the Centre for Cross Border Studies, introduced the Lecture by paying tribute to Sir George Quigley. Throughout his extensive career in public service and his later prominent business role, Sir George championed the call […]

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June 12, 2018

‘An Ulsterman considers his passport’ a talk by Professor Arthur Aughey Emeritus

9.45am, Wednesday 25 July 2018 The Market Place Theatre Armagh The title of this lecture inserts John Hewitt’s preferred identity into the title of Bernard Crick’s celebrated essay on nationality and allegiance: ‘An Englishman considers his passport’. Hewitt’s poem The Frontier reflects on crossing borders – which was also the title of Crick’s collection of essays […]

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June 6, 2018

Towards a New Common Chapter: A grass-roots vision for cooperation within and between these islands.

11am Friday 29th June Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry Come and find out about the ‘Towards a New Common Chapter’ project. This  action  research  project,  which  has  been  undertaken  by  the  Centre  for  Cross  Border Studies, is  funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It  is intended to facilitate the development  of  a  “New  Common  […]

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June 5, 2018

CCBS Annual Report 2017 published

The CCBS Annual Report 2017 is now available to download. The report details the Centre’s work plan and activities for the 2017 calendar year, they include: Analysis of Brexit  Annual Conference – Building and maintaining relationships: within, across and beyond these islands after the Referendum Policy briefing papers Responses to Public Consultations Training and capacity […]

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May 1, 2018

Task Force 50 Team, Derry

Ruth Taillon attended a meeting at Derry’s Guildhall with Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator, Sabine Weyand, Deputy Chief Negotiator and Nina Obermaier of the EU Commission’s Task Force 50. The meeting was hosted by Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council. The Commission representatives listened attentively to the views of cross-border groups […]

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April 25, 2018

Spring Lecture in partnership with the Robinson Library

‘Interpreting the treasures of two eighteenth century libraries: maps from the collections of Armagh Robinson Library and Marsh’s Library, Dublin’ Dr Annaleigh Margey, Lecturer in History and Digital Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology presented the 3rd Annual Spring Lecture on Thursday 3 May 2018. Dr Margey is currently working on a cross-border project with Armagh […]

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April 15, 2018

CCBS briefs delegation from the US Congress

On the 14th of April CCBS briefed a delegation of Democrat and Republican District Directors from the US Congress as part of their study tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland. CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, Deputy Director Anthony Soares, and Border People Manage, Annmarie O’Kane, made presentations on the potential impact of Brexit on citizens’ socio-economic […]

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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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