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October 15, 2014

NIRSA/ESPON Conference: “Creating the Regions of Tomorrow: Maximising Ireland’s Reform Opportunity”

A joint NIRSA/ESPON conference on reform of regional development policy took place on Friday, 26th September 2014, with delegates from CCBS in attendance. From the event website: “The economic crisis and fiscal austerity have hit regional Ireland, outside of the major urban centres, particularly hard. Unemployment and out-migration have all increased, re-exposing the historic disparities […]

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September 29, 2014

CCBS Chairperson on the Scottish Referendum: “Is Ireland a model for Scotland?”

UK institutions and services will have to adapt and change and some new Scottish bodies may be created following the Scottish referendum on 18 September. Prior to the referendum CCBS Chairperson, Helen Johnston, was interviewed by Mark Easton of BBC News for an item questioning “Is Ireland a model for Scotland?”, exploring the question of […]

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September 29, 2014

CCBS and AIRO in Strasbourg: “Prospects for effective transfrontier co-operation in Europe”

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon and Justin Gleeson, Director of the All-Island Research Observatory, NUIM delivered presentations at a seminar in Strasbourg on 16 and 17 September, on “Prospects for effective transfrontier co-operation in Europe”. The seminar was jointly organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Euro-Institute and […]

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August 14, 2014

CCBS responds to consultation on National Action Plan

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted its response to the consultation on Ireland’s second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. In its response, CCBS has recommended the further development through the NAP of the implementation of the principles of UNSCR 1325 on a cross-border and all-island basis, as well as […]

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July 18, 2014

CCBS Shortlisted for Think Tank Award

The centre for Cross Border Studies was one of four organisations shortlisted by Prospect Magazine in the 2014 edition of its Think Tank Awards. Included in the “One to Watch” category, alongside the Higher Education Policy Institute, Legatum Institute, and Transform Drug Policy, the panel of expert judges considered CCBS and the other shortlisted organisations […]

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July 17, 2014

CCBS Director Speaks on Scotland at Institute for Government

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon participated in a panel discussion on Scotland in a changing union: ensuring effective cooperation after the referendum at the Institute for Government in London on 16 July. The other speakers were Scottish MP Pete Wishart (SNP) and Plaid Cymru Councillor Liz Saville Roberts. The event was part […]

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July 9, 2014

CCBS responds to PEACE/INTERREG 2014-2020 Consultation

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted its response to the current SEUPB consultation on the new PEACE and INTERREG programmes for 2014-2020. In its response, CCBS has highlighted the need for more explicit reference to be made to cross-border activities, and recommended that 15% of the PEACE budget be ring-fenced for cross-border projects. […]

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June 27, 2014

CCBS responds to consultation on Draft National Risk Assessment 2014

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has provided a written response to the Irish Government’s consultation on the Draft National Risk Assessment 2014. Within this response, CCBS stressed the need to place risk assessment and mitigation efforts on a firm all-island footing, including the design and implementation of relevant policies and strategies, as well as […]

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June 4, 2014

CCBS response to Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted its response to the report, Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland: A new conversation for new times, produced by the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland. Read the response (PDF): The Centre for Cross Border Studies Response to Wellbeing

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May 8, 2014

Cross-Border Management Toolkit: UK Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation

At a meeting of the UK Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) presented the development and importance of the Cross-Border Management Toolkit, whose development and transfer has been funded by the EU’s LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme (this publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission […]

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May 1, 2014

The Centre for Cross Border Studies Welcomes Delegation from Tajikistan

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is hosting a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan to the region. The visit, facilitated by the German state development agency GIZ, has the aim of introducing cross-border policymakers and project managers from Tajikistan to the Irish model of transfrontier cooperation. In the words of Ruth Taillon, Director […]

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