January 14, 2020

Centre for Cross Border Studies has a new Director

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Anthony Soares as its Director, following an open competition.  Anthony has worked at the Centre since 2013, first as Research and Policy Manager, then as Deputy Director, and most recently as its Acting Director.  The Centre’s Chairperson, Helen Johnston, said that […]

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January 10, 2020

CCBS Statement on “New Decade, New Approach” deal

The Centre for Cross Border Studies welcomes the opportunity presented by the “New Decade, New Approach” deal presented by the Irish and UK Governments, and would urge Northern Ireland’s political parties to support it. Full statement available here!!

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January 8, 2020

The need for regulatory cross-border territorial impact assessment: Challenges at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border

The purpose of this Briefing Paper is to highlight the urgent need for policy-makers, decision-makers and legislators to assess the impact of a proposed policy, regulation, strategy or law, for example, on their jurisdiction’s borders, and to assess how their implementation has affected the socio-economic conditions of citizens in a border region.1 To undertake such […]

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January 8, 2020

Centre for Cross Border Studies Annual Report 2019

The CCBS Annual Report 2019 is now available to download. The report details the Centre’s work plan and activities for the 2019 calendar year, they include: CCBS Targets  CCBS Annual Conference CCBS Research CCBS Policy Seminars Contributing to Public Policy and Practice Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture CCBS Briefing Papers Border People Project Journal […]

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November 21, 2019

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is seeking a Director

The Centre for Cross Border Studies is seeking a new Director. This person will start work in early 2020 and will take charge of a small progressive organisation promoting cross border cooperation through research, policy engagement, information provision, training and dialogue on the island of Ireland and beyond. The person appointed will be an ambitious […]

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October 25, 2019

Launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report

Launch of the Scholars at Risk Network’s Free to Think 2019 report & a conversation with Mansoureh Behkish 11.15am, 15th November 2019 Irish Centre for Human Rights, Seminar Room, NUI Galway Free to Think is an annual report by Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analysing reported attacks on higher education communities, including violent […]

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October 14, 2019

CCBS statement on DeSouza appeal

CCBS Statement on judgement in the appeal by the Home Office to judgement of First Tier Immigration Tribunal on citizenship of Emma DeSouza.   Full Court Decision available here!!

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October 3, 2019

New Common Charter goes to Edinburgh

On the 24th of September representatives from the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government and Scottish third sector organisations (including the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) gathered in Edinburgh to hear about the New Common Charter for Cooperation Within and Between these Islands. A lengthy and productive discussion on how to further the New Common Charter, and […]

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September 21, 2019

CCBS 20th Anniversary Conference

The Good Friday / Belfast Agreement; reflecting on a 20 year journey of cross-border cooperation and plotting the path to a successful future 20th September 2019, Crowne Plaza Dundalk The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) marked its 20th Anniversary with a special celebratory conference in Dundalk on Friday 20th September. This special conference explored if […]

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September 5, 2019

Submission to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee

This response has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee’s inquiry on discontinuing seasonal changes of time, and what such a proposal may entail in the context of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.   Download the Submission here!!

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