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April 23, 2013

Call for tenders for five Border Development Zone studies

A call went out today for researchers to submit tenders to carry out five scoping studies for the ‘Towards a Border Development Zone’ research and conference project, part of the Centre’s INICCO-2 group of projects funded by the EU INTERREG programme. The studies are on a strategy and structure for a possible Border Development Zone, […]

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April 10, 2013

Head of NI Civil Service launches 2013 Journal of Cross Border Studies

The 2013 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland was launched in Belfast today [9 April 2013] by the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the Permanent Secretary of OFMDFM, Dr Malcolm McKibbin. He also formally launched the Centre’s eight new research, training and information projects for the period 2013-2015 (under the title INICCO-2)(see Research). […]

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February 21, 2013

CCBS staff deliver training programme in Germany

CCBS Deputy Director Ruth Taillon and Eimear Donnelly, Research and Training Officer travelled to Kehl, Germany in early February, where – in partnership with colleagues from the Euro Institut – they delivered training for a group of Tajikistani staff of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – German Society for International Cooperation). Members of the […]

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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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