December 19, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director takes part in Brexit Workshop organised by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

CCBS’s Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a presentation at a Brexit Workshop organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on the ongoing Brexit negotiations and what they may tell us about future UK-EU trading relations. Primarily aimed at businesses, the workshop was chaired by UTV’s former Economics Editor, Jamie Delargy, and featured contributions from Margaret […]

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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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December 1, 2017

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, Ireland As we approach the 20th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement we must ask ourselves how we continue to put into practice our commitment to the totality of relations within and between these islands that it represents.  The Strand 1 institutions (the Northern Ireland Executive and […]

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December 1, 2017

CCBS joins the Cohesion Alliance

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has joined the CohesionAlliance for a strong EU cohesion policy beyond 2020.  Cohesion policy is the main European investment policy to achieve the EU Treaty objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion. In doing so cohesion policy has a clear added value in creating jobs, sustainable growth and modern […]

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November 21, 2017

Policy Seminar in Edinburgh jointly organised by CCBS and the Centre on Constitutional Change

CCBS and the Centre on Constitutional Change jointly organised a successful policy seminar at Edinburgh University on the 20th of November. Bringing together a number of officials from the Scottish Government, the European Commission representation in Edinburgh, the Consul-General of Ireland in Scotland, and representatives from the British-Irish Council and Scottish Parliament, the seminar considered […]

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November 11, 2017

Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation: Conflict and Cooperation at EU Borders

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the speakers at this year’s Castle Talks, hosted by the University of Strasbourg, the CEPA Foundation, Dynamiques Européennes and TEIN in Strasbourg on 8-10 November. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border was – with the Catalan Space – one of the featured case studies. Following a keynote from Mr Karl-Heinz […]

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November 10, 2017

Good Practice in Cross-Border Cooperation in the Upper Rhine Region

As one of the partners in the TEIN – Platform for Cross-Border Dialogue project (funded by the INTERREG  V-A Czech Republic – Poland within the Micro-Project Fund of Cieszyn Silesia Euroregion), CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was in Kehl, Germany 7-8 November to participate in the second of three international study visits. The study visit included […]

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October 30, 2017

CCBS in Brussels

On the 29th of October CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, and Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, met with officials of the European Commission’s Article 50 Task Force as part of a delegation that included the Children’s Law Centre, Unison, and Professor Chris McCrudden of Queen’s University Belfast. While the overall focus of the meeting was to advocate […]

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