June 25, 2020

Policy Seminar – “Skilling up for a regionally balanced economy: Challenges and opportunities for border counties”

Online Policy Seminar – 10am, 24th June 2020 The Centre for Cross Border Studies, in collaboration with InterTradeIreland, held a policy seminar which explored the current provision of skills and the needs of employers on the Island of Ireland. The event considered new and emerging skills sets, and highlighted policies implemented by Government departments in […]

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June 5, 2020

CCBS has a new Senior Research Associate

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is honoured to announce that Michael D’Arcy, independent advisor and a supporter of the Centre from its earliest days, has agreed to become a Senior Research Associate. Michael has extensive experience in economic and regulatory reform at regional, all-island, EU and international level. He has provided advice, prepared reports, […]

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June 5, 2020

The 5th Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture

‘Re-imagining the island economy in the aftermath of the Covid 19 crisis and the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol’ The 5th Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture was held on the 4th June and, in light of the current pandemic, was the first of the series to be delivered online. This year’s lecture was given by Michael […]

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May 22, 2020

The Centre has a new Senior Research Associate

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is delighted and honoured to announce that Maureen O’Reilly, Independent Economist, and a longstanding supporter of our work, has agreed to become a Senior Research Associate. Maureen is an independent economist with more than 25 years experience across a range of areas including policy evaluation, economic impact assessment, cost […]

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May 14, 2020

“Rebuilding trust between communities divided by borders, boundaries or cease-fire lines in a post-conflict context: The EU’s role in Georgia”

Written by Kieran Dalton. Kieran is a Guest Contributor to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ Research Platform   Introduction “Peace and stability, respect for fundamental rights and the rule of law are the cornerstones of our society. They are the foundations upon which our (European) Union is built” (Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative).[1] Europe […]

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April 30, 2020

Briefing Paper: Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bordering on (non-) cooperation

This Briefing Paper is intended to offer some initial considerations on the extent to which existing or new channels of cross-border cooperation have been successfully activated in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. Beginning with an overview of the collaborative tendencies observable on […]

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April 27, 2020

CCBS submits evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Submission to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the New Decade, New Approach Agreement This response has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the New Decade, New Approach Agreement.   The submission is available to view here!!

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March 27, 2020

A message to all CCBS friends in these difficult times

The COVID-19 crisis is posing major challenges to all those who live on this island, these islands, and globally. Sadly, it is taking the lives of loved ones and causing distress to many, including financial distress as businesses are forced to cease trading. It is putting unbelievable strains on health services and other front-line services, […]

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March 19, 2020

Submission to the Strategic Review of Irish-Scottish Relations

CCBS responds to joint strategic review on Irish-Scottish relations CCBS submitted a response to the Irish and Scottish Governments’ consultation on their joint strategic review of Irish-Scottish relations. The review is taking place in the changed context brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU, and is seen by both Governments as an opportunity […]

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March 2, 2020

CCBS Research Platform – seeking expressions of interest

At the Centre for Cross Border Studies we know that helping to shape government strategy in order to foster and facilitate cross-border collaboration is ever more important in these changing times. Given its expertise and the reputation it has established over two decades, the Centre’s work is sought after and engages directly with senior policy […]

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