News

October 16, 2015

CCBS in attendance at EU Open Days 2015, Brussels

13th European Week of Regions and Cities The Centre for Cross Border Studies had a productive few days attending EU Open Day workshops in Brussels on 13, 14 and 15th October 2015. The Ireland / Northern Ireland Border Region was well represented at the following workshops: SME involvement in European territorial cooperation programmes The role […]

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October 13, 2015

Excellent turnout at a discussion event on the implications of a UK exit from the EU for Ireland and Northern Ireland

The potential implications of a UK exit from the EU were the focus of a recent event which took place in Brussels on Tuesday 13th October 2015.  The event introduced the possible repercussions for cross-border mobility for citizens, and for business and economic development, including the agricultural sector. Participants stressed the need for an EU […]

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October 8, 2015

CCBS Toolkit Essential Reading for INTERREG V and PEACE IV Applicants

Applicants to the INTERREG VA Cross-border Programme for Territorial Co-operation 2014-2020, Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland & PEACE IV EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation 2014-2020, Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland have been encouraged to use the Impact Assessment Toolkit for Cross-Border Cooperation, developed by the Centre for […]

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September 17, 2015

Weekly Cross Border News and Legislative Affairs Round Up

CCBS is delighted to announce its new weekly bulletin service, which now offers a recap of cross border news and a summary of the cross border related affairs of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Houses of the Oireachtas. This resource will be of particular use to those with a focus on cross border issues. Our free weekly bulletins are now […]

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September 10, 2015

CCBS invites you to a discussion event on the Implications of a UK Exit from the EU

Invitation to a discussion event on “The implications of a UK exit from the European Union for Ireland and Northern Ireland” at the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels,180 Chaussée d’Etterbeek,1040 Brussels 2pm, Tuesday 13 October You are  invited to an event bringing together a range of political representatives, policy-makers and organisations from the […]

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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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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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