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February 20, 2010

Director addresses Sinn Féin London conference

Director Andy Pollak was one of the speakers at a Sinn Féin-organised conference in London on 20 February entitled ‘ Putting Irish unity on the agenda’. Andy appealed for an emphasis on cross-community and cross-border cooperation rather than Irish unity. He argued that ‘when we manage to cooperate to build a shared society within the […]

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January 29, 2010

2010 North-South postgraduate scholarship scheme open for applications

Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Joint Business Council of the Confederation of British Industry (NI) and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), which promotes North-South business cooperation, are offering four – six scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first […]

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January 5, 2010

ICLRD Conference 2010: Preparing for Economic Recovery: Planning Ireland, North and South, Out of Recession

21-22 January 2010 Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen Sponsored by the Special EU Programmes Body and InterTradeIreland, this year’s ICLRD conference theme is Preparing for Economic Recovery: Planning Ireland, North and South, out of Recession. The conference is organised around four sessions: Session 1: Health Check on Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure The presentations will set the […]

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December 9, 2009

Inaugural North South Research Forum meeting held

What is the Future for Local Economic Development in the Context of the Global Economic Crisis? Wednesday 9 December 2009 Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, 10am – 1pm. The inaugural North South Research Forum took place on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk – from 10.00am – 1.00pm. Keynote speakers: Ms Céline McHugh, Senior […]

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December 1, 2009

Director speaks at Strasbourg seminar on European border cooperation

Director Andy Pollak was one of the speakers at a seminar jointly organized at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes (IHEE) in Strasbourg by the University of Strasbourg and the Euro-Institure in Kehl, Germany entitled Les régions tranfrontalières ‘sensibles’. He spoke on ‘Challenges and opportunities in cross-border cooperation in Ireland after the Northern Irish conflict’. […]

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November 19, 2009

Address to Irish-Scottish Forum on Spatial Planning

Director Andy Pollak addressed the Irish-Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning at National University of Ireland Maynooth (the forum brings together planners from University of Aberdeen, Queen’s University Belfast and NUI Maynooth). The seminar was entitled ‘Development Corridors and the role of Spatial Planning in Border Territories’ and Andy spoke on ‘Cross border cooperation in Ireland […]

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November 19, 2009

Director addresses Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement

Director Andy Pollak addressed a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in Dublin on the work of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and its associated bodies. The committee is chaired by Mr Noel Treacy (Fianna Fail), and among other TDs, senators and MLAs/MPs present were: SDLP leader […]

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October 22, 2009

Address to the Pobal/Community Relations Council workshop ‘Across the Border and Back’

Director Andy Pollak addressed this workshop on cross-border working as part of the EU Peace Programme, organized jointly by Pobal and the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, in the Tara Centre in Omagh. The audience consisted of members of local authority-led Peace and Reconciliation Partnerships in Northern Ireland and the Southern border region. His subject […]

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October 21, 2009

Director speaks at ICBAN board meeting

Director Andy Pollak addressed the board meeting in Omagh of the Irish Central Border Area Network, made up of councillors from Armagh, Dungannon and South Tyrone, Cookstown, Omagh, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal. He spoke on ‘The Centre for Cross Border Studies and its work in the Irish Border Region.’ See the speech.

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October 6, 2009

CCBS Director addresses Brussels Open Days

On 6 October CCBS Director Andy Pollak addressed the Open Days workshop on ‘Local Cross-border Territories at the service of Citizens’ in the European Commission in Brussels. He was part of the EUROMOT (European network of cross-border local authorities) delegation coordinated by the French government’s Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière (MOT) cross-border cooperation agency. The other speakers […]

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