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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January 21, 2020

Update from Under Secretary of State on protection of rights and equalities

CCBS was one of a number of organisations invited to Stormont House on the 20th of January to be updated by the Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, Robin Walker MP, on how the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would uphold the UK Government’s commitment to ensuring no diminution of rights, safeguards and equality […]

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January 17, 2020

A New Rural Framework for Northern Ireland

On the 16th of January CCBS Director, Anthony Soares, participated in a stakeholder engagement event in the Loughry Campus of CAFRE organised by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Drawing a large audience of interested organisations, this event sought views on the development of a new rural framework for Northern Ireland, reflecting […]

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