October 9, 2012

Director addresses EU Open Days on labour mobility

 CCBS director Andy Pollak addressed an EU Open Days session on ‘Cross-border labour markets: a challenge that makes a difference’ (representing the East Border Region) on 9 October in Brussels. He spoke on Border People as a successful Irish case study in the provision of cross-border mobility information, and shared the platform with speakers from […]

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July 10, 2012

European cross-border network holds Brussels symposium

The Centre, along with the Euro-Institut and its other partners in the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), was involved in organising a very successful symposium in Brussels on the topic ‘The future of European Territorial Cooperation: Capacity Building in Cross-Border Territories’ on 10 July 2012. Around 120 people attended the symposium, which was jointly organised by […]

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June 23, 2012

Conference on historians, public history and 1912-1923 period

Universities Ireland organised a one-day conference, attended by over 300 people, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on 23 June, entitled ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History’.    The keynote speakers were Professor Jay Winter of Yale University, Professor Diarmaid Ferriter of UCD and Professor Paul […]

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June 14, 2012

New report released: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision

The Centre for Cross Border Studies today publishes a new report proposing a number of areas of public service provision where it makes sense for the Irish and Northern Irish public sectors to cooperate for improved service delivery and ‘value for money’. Delivering a Prosperity Process: Opportunities in North/South Public Service Provision is by Michael […]

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May 17, 2012

INICCO projects exceed targets by 100%, says Indecon evaluation

The final evaluation of the Centre’s 2009-2012 INICCO ‘basket’ of five EU-INTERREG IVA-funded research, information and training projects, by Indecon Economic Consultants of Dublin, has just been published. This covers the Border People cross-border mobility information website; the CroSPlaN cross-border spatial planning network, the cross-border hospital services research project; the Border Region Economy research project, and […]

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March 30, 2012

Irish Government Secretary launches 2012 Journal of Cross Border Studies

The 2012 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland was launched today in Dublin by the Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach and Secretary to the Irish Government, Martin  Fraser. Mr Fraser said: ‘It is an honour and privilege to be able to support the valuable work of the Centre for Cross Border […]

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March 8, 2012

Border People User Group(7) – Developing Your Cross-Border Business

8 March 2012 Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton, 10.30am – 2pm The Centre for Cross Border Studies in partnership with the North South Ministerial Council Joint Secretariat manages the Border People website – Border People provides an online signposting service for people who wish to move across the border to live, work or study. […]

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February 10, 2012

Universities Ireland 2012 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships scheme opens

INTRODUCTION Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), the largest energy company on the island of Ireland, are offering five scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other […]

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January 19, 2012

7th ICLRD conference: Planning for a New Future

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) held its Seventh Annual Conference on 19-20 January 2012 in the border town of Dundalk, County Louth.  The theme of this two-day event was Planning for a New Future: Can Planning and Cross-Border Cooperation Deliver Change in Ireland and Europe? The conference was organised as part […]

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November 17, 2011

Border Region Economy ‘Emerging Findings’ Conference

17 – 18 November 2011 Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan The findings of the research project ‘Reviving the Border Region Economy in a new era of peace and devolved government’ was discussed at this conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan on Thursday 17-Friday 18 November 2011. The […]

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