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July 3, 2006

North/South and Cross-Border Public Sector Training Programme 2006/2007

ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR NORTH/SOUTH OFFICIALS The commitment by the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach in Armagh on 6 April to “a step-change in advancing North-South co-operation” means that such co-operation will increasingly become part of the work of civil and public servants in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Already there are over 700 officials working on […]

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June 23, 2006

NORTH-WEST EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

Friday 23 June 2006 Council Chamber, Magee College, University of Ulster On Friday 23 June, on the Magee campus of the University of Ulster, the Centre facilitated a seminar on behalf of the North/South Ministerial Council to hear the views of the higher and further education and business sectors on the education, skills and workplace […]

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June 2, 2006

Education Project Co-ordinator Job Advertisement

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is seeking an EDUCATION PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR The Centre for Cross Border Studies has been contracted by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation to undertake the Immigration, Emigration, Racism and Sectarianism Schools Project, a two year project with primary and secondary schools in Northern Ireland and the Southern Border […]

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May 11, 2006

Pride of Our Place: Phase II – Celebration

Thursday 11 May 2006 Marketplace Theatre, Armagh The Northern Ireland Chief Inspector of Schools, Ms Marion Matchett, and the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Republic of Ireland, Mr Gearóid Ó Conluain, will open a Day of Celebration to bring to a conclusion the 2002-2006 Pride of our Place cross-border primary schools project in the Market […]

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May 10, 2006

Universities Ireland offering two North-South scholarships

Home | Contact Us | Links | About Us NORTH-SOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS 2006-2007 Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between the nine universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s course (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction in 2006-2007. This scholarship is worth €20,000 (approx. […]

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April 10, 2006

NORTH/SOUTH STUDENT PRIZES

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is seeking the views of university and college students on the current and future role of cross-border co-operation on the island of Ireland. It is offering prizes of €3,750 (Stg £2,500) for the best essay or project. This competition is being run by the Centre for Cross Border Studies […]

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March 20, 2006

Public attitudes to developing and using cross-border health services

Politicians and health professionals have identified health as a key area for cross-border co-operation. The two health systems (National Health Services in the North and Irish Health Service in the South) share common core principles, face similar health and service problems, and have adopted similar approaches to tackling issues. However there is little evidence of […]

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March 10, 2006

What role for higher education in the development of the 21st century workplace?

Higher Education Conference Series: Conference 6organised by Universities Ireland in partnership with the IBEC/CBI Joint Business Council 10 March 2006 Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin The sixth North/South Higher Education Conference centred on a number of themes around the issues of upskilling, lifelong learning and workplace development, and the part higher education might play in […]

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February 20, 2006

Chairman’s letter to the Irish Times

North/South CO-OPERATION In a letter to the Editor of the Irish Times 20 February 2006 Madam, – Your Editorial of February 14th asserts that North/South co-operation in Ireland has been “relatively stagnant” since the Belfast Agreement was suspended – “aside from the six stand-alone institutions set up in certain sectors”. This may be true of […]

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February 2, 2006

North/South Forum for Sustainable Communities

Opening Workshop 2 – 3 February 2006 Armagh City Hotel The Centre for Cross Border Studies came together with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development to set up the North/South Forum for Sustainable Communities. The Forum will bring together policy makers concerned with the housing and related community needs of […]

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January 21, 2006

Academics and policy makers discuss the future of cross-border cooperation

At the final conference of the Mapping Frontiers project in Armagh on 19-20 January were (from left to right): Prof. John Coakley, Prof. Liam O’Dowd, Prof. Brendan O’Leary, Sir George Quigley and Andy Pollak Over 80 academics, policy-makers and cross-border practitioners attended the Mapping Frontiers, Plotting Pathways end-of-projectconference in the Armagh City Hotel on 19-20 January […]

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November 19, 2005

Universities Ireland visit to Uganda

A four person Universities Ireland delegation visited Uganda between 19 and 26 November to explore the potential for greater co-operation between universities in Ireland, North and South, and higher education institutions in Uganda (a second leg to Ethiopia had to be cancelled because of the political situation in that country). The delegation consisted of Professor Jane Grimson, former Vice […]

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