January 24, 2019

Bringing the Agreement Home: In all its parts

Led by the Centre for Cross Border Studies the “Bringing the Agreement Home” project offers an accessible review of the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and subsequent related agreements, informing and engaging community organisations in Northern Ireland and Ireland on the provisions of the agreements and the institutions and bodies they created through a series of […]

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January 14, 2019

Briefing Paper 5: The Impact of Brexit on Devolution in Northern Ireland

This is the fifth and final paper from our Briefing Paper Series on Brexit and the UK-Ireland Border. It considers the questions that the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union raises for devolution in Northern Ireland. Such questions are fundamental for the future of regional and UK governance as a whole. Moreover, devolution in […]

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December 21, 2018

The Consequences of Brexit: Crossed Japanese-European Views

This conference, organised jointly with Waseda University (Japan) under the auspices of Strasbourg University’s Jean Monnet Project on 6-7 December, brought together leading academics from North America, Europe and Japan to consider the wide-ranging implications of Brexit. Keynote speakers were Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly from the University of Victoria in Canada and Stephanie Barczewski from Clemson University, […]

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December 13, 2018

“Working with Our Neighbours”: Cross-Border Cooperation in national, regional and local development

Hosted by the Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development, the Centre for Cross Border Studies held an information session that examined the challenges and opportunities for North-South cooperation envisaged in Project Ireland 2040. This event, of interest to a wide range of decision and policy-makers, brought together a number of speakers representing local government […]

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December 12, 2018

CCBS Journal Launch 2018

The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) launched the 2018 edition of its Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland on Wednesday 12 December in the Moot Court, QUB School of Law, Belfast. Chair of the CCBS Board Dr Helen Johnston opened the event before guest speaker Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights […]

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November 23, 2018

Centre for Cross Border Studies Statement on the draft Political Declaration Setting out the Framework for the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

The Centre for Cross Border Studies, while welcoming the initiative in principle, raises its concerns regarding the reference to a proposed PEACE PLUS programme in the draft political declaration on the framework for the future UK-EU relationship, which fails to make clear how it will support cross-border cooperation. Read the full statement here.

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November 13, 2018

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon attends Castle Talks on “The Identity Crisis of Europe Euroscepticism in border regions”

CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon travelled to Strasbourg to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic, “The Identity Crisis of Europe Euroscepticism in border regions”. The seminar was the first in a new Jean Monnet project being delivered by the University of Strasbourg, of which the “Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation” are part. The Castle […]

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