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February 1, 2013

INICCO-2 programme of research, training and information starts

The Centre’s INICCO-2 (Ireland/Northern Ireland Cross-border Cooperation Observatory) programme of research, training and information projects (2013-2015), funded by the EU INTERREG IVA programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, came into operation on 1st February. The programme comprises eight projects: the ‘Towards a Border Development Zone’ economic research project; three CroSPlaN-2 projects led […]

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February 1, 2013

15 Years On blog page launched

Director Andy Pollak and Deputy Director Ruth Taillon have joined eight other people prominent in peacebuilding, peace research, cross-border and cross-community organisations to launch a new blog page – www.15yearson.com – to encourage a year-long, largely online conversation on the successes and failures of the 15 year period since the  1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, and […]

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January 24, 2013

Director addresses cross-border cooperation conference in Marseille

Andy Pollak was one of the speakers at a conference organised by the Catholic Institute of the Mediterranean in Marseille on 24 January entitled ‘Do borders still have a meaning’? The title of his address was ‘A cross-border cooperation practitioner faced by a conflict with a religious dimension: the border between Northern Ireland and the […]

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January 24, 2013

Universities Ireland 2013 North/South Postgraduate Scholarship scheme opens

Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two – three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. Dublin Institute of Technology is also a partner in this […]

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December 6, 2012

Director addresses Strasbourg symposium on Irish-British relations

CCBS director Andy Pollak addressed a symposium organised by University of Strasbourg on the theme ‘Cross-border Cooperation and International Relations’ on 6th December. The title of his address was ‘Irish-British Relations 1998-2013: From provincial conflict to European tensions.’  For his symposium address click here and for his power point presentation click here.

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November 22, 2012

Leading accountant and economist address cross-border labour mobility seminar

Over 60 people – many of them local councillors from both sides of the border – attended a seminar on cross-border labour mobility organised by East Border Region and the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) in Newry on 22 November. The opening address was by Feargal McCormack, Managing Partner of FPM Chartered Accountants, whose […]

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October 12, 2012

Sir Ken Robinson addresses 10th annual Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South – SCoTENS – conference

The tenth annual Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South – SCoTENS – Conference took place on the 11-12 October 2012 in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan. The keynote speaker was Sir Ken Robinson, the international expert on education and creativity, who addressed the conference on video from the United States. Other speakers included […]

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October 9, 2012

Director addresses EU Open Days on labour mobility

 CCBS director Andy Pollak addressed an EU Open Days session on ‘Cross-border labour markets: a challenge that makes a difference’ (representing the East Border Region) on 9 October in Brussels. He spoke on Border People as a successful Irish case study in the provision of cross-border mobility information, and shared the platform with speakers from […]

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July 10, 2012

European cross-border network holds Brussels symposium

The Centre, along with the Euro-Institut and its other partners in the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), was involved in organising a very successful symposium in Brussels on the topic ‘The future of European Territorial Cooperation: Capacity Building in Cross-Border Territories’ on 10 July 2012. Around 120 people attended the symposium, which was jointly organised by […]

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June 23, 2012

Conference on historians, public history and 1912-1923 period

Universities Ireland organised a one-day conference, attended by over 300 people, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on 23 June, entitled ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History’.    The keynote speakers were Professor Jay Winter of Yale University, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter of UCD and Professor Paul […]

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