News

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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April 23, 2015

The Future of Cross-Border Cooperation in a rural context

The Rural Community Network’s latest edition of Network News was dedicated to considering what the future may look like for rural communities, with several contributors from a range of sectors offering predictions for trends in their particular areas of expertise. Anthony Soares, CCBS’s Research & Policy Manager, contributed a piece entitled “Bordering on the Future”, […]

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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 27, 2015

Toolkits for Budgeting and Evaluation of Cross-Border Projects

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has launched two new toolkits designed for cross-border project managers. The Toolkit for Budgeting of Cross-Border Projects and its companion publication, the Toolkit for Evaluation of Cross-Border Projects are both part of a strategic package of linked training, animation, mentoring and research activities to support public service deliverers, particularly […]

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February 26, 2015

CCBS Intercultural/Cross-Border Project Management Toolkit

The Centre for Cross Border Studies, working as part of the Europe-wide PAT-TEIN project, has launched a new toolkit designed for cross-border project managers. The Intercultural/Cross-Border Project Management Toolkit in the Irish Cross-Border Territory aims to equip those involved in the management of cross-border or transnational projects with the skills and knowledge needed for the […]

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