June 22, 2015

CCBS announces three major themes for its upcoming work

Alongside its ongoing work, CCBS’s research and policy team will focus on three main themes over the next twelve to eighteen months: the UK’s referendum on EU membership; wellbeing; and a civic vision for North-South and East-West cooperation. Whatever the result of the forthcoming UK referendum on membership of the EU, it will have enduring […]

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March 20, 2015

CCBS Supports the Need for a Statutory Duty for Rural Proofing

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has today published its response to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s public consultation on policy proposals for a Rural Proofing Bill. Rural proofing has been a commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive since 2002 and is part of the existing policy-making process across government in Northern Ireland. […]

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February 18, 2015

2015 CCBS/ICLRD Joint Conference 2015

The Annual CCBS/ICLRD Conference was held at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on 29 – 30 January 2015. The conference, Shared Services, Shared Opportunities: New Models of Public Sector Collaboration and Partnership, was focused upon a critical component of the public sector reform agendas on the island of Ireland, which is particularly topical in light of […]

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February 10, 2015


Google and Flanders Field Museum In conjunction with The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and The Department of Arts Heritage and An Gaeltacht A small number of bursaries are on offer to enable students to work on records of soldiers from Ireland who died during WW I. Fellows will be expected to spend two […]

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February 1, 2015

Universities Ireland 2015 PhD History Bursary – Applications now open

Universities Ireland is offering one bursary to a student taking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland. Applications are particularly welcome this year from students undertaking […]

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January 14, 2015

CCBS responds to consultation on SBNI’s ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding Learning & Development Strategy’

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has today published its response to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland’s consultation on its ‘Child Protection and Safeguarding Learning & Development Strategy’. CCBS welcomes the strategy’s aim to identify opportunities for enhancing multi-disciplinary/multi-agency safeguarding education and training strategies across all sectors in relation to children’s services and concurs […]

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January 7, 2015

CCBS Research on North-South mobility of third level education students informs North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association Meeting

A briefing paper jointly prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Library & Research Service of the Houses of the Oireachtas for the 5th Meeting of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association, was recently released by both departments. The paper, entitled “Access for students to third-level education in the […]

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December 2, 2014

Implications of UK withdrawal from the EU

Ruth Taillon was one of the speakers at an event in Strabane on 14 November, hosted by Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty and MEP Martina Anderson on the implications of a UK withdrawal from the EU. The talk focused on implications for the economy, regional development, social and economic cohesion, workers’ and citizens’ rights, and […]

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November 30, 2014

Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation

The website of the Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation project has recently gone ‘live’ at ‘Border Roads to Memories and Reconciliation’ gave residents along both sides of the border an opportunity to remember and express their feelings in relation to the closure of border roads and the impact that it had on their […]

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November 22, 2014

Mentoring in Macedonia

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon spent three days in Skopje, Macedonia, at the end of October with support from the Euclid Network Peer Exchange Programme. The Euclid Network connects members from more than 40 countries from across Europe for a more innovative, professional and sustainable European civil society. The Peer Exchange was funded by the UK […]

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November 20, 2014

Cross-border seminar: UK Right to Reside & Irish Habitual Residency Conditions

Lee Hatton Law Centre NI and Jean Plummer Department of Social Protection are confirmed speakers at the next Border People seminar which will take place on Thursday 20th November, 9.30am-1.30pm, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. The event will focus on the UK Right to Reside and Irish Habitual Residency Conditions. Both have implications for […]

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