November 21, 2017

Policy Seminar in Edinburgh jointly organised by CCBS and the Centre on Constitutional Change

CCBS and the Centre on Constitutional Change jointly organised a successful policy seminar at Edinburgh University on the 20th of November. Bringing together a number of officials from the Scottish Government, the European Commission representation in Edinburgh, the Consul-General of Ireland in Scotland, and representatives from the British-Irish Council and Scottish Parliament, the seminar considered […]

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November 16, 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives evidence to House of Lords Committee

CCBS Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, appeared before the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee to give evidence to its inquiry on Brexit and reciprocal healthcare arrangements. The inquiry’s overall focus is on the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU […]

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November 11, 2017

Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation: Conflict and Cooperation at EU Borders

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the speakers at this year’s Castle Talks, hosted by the University of Strasbourg, the CEPA Foundation, Dynamiques Européennes and TEIN in Strasbourg on 8-10 November. The Ireland/Northern Ireland border was – with the Catalan Space – one of the featured case studies. Following a keynote from Mr Karl-Heinz […]

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November 10, 2017

Good Practice in Cross-Border Cooperation in the Upper Rhine Region

As one of the partners in the TEIN – Platform for Cross-Border Dialogue project (funded by the INTERREG  V-A Czech Republic – Poland within the Micro-Project Fund of Cieszyn Silesia Euroregion), CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was in Kehl, Germany 7-8 November to participate in the second of three international study visits. The study visit included […]

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October 30, 2017

CCBS in Brussels

On the 29th of October CCBS Director, Ruth Taillon, and Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, met with officials of the European Commission’s Article 50 Task Force as part of a delegation that included the Children’s Law Centre, Unison, and Professor Chris McCrudden of Queen’s University Belfast. While the overall focus of the meeting was to advocate […]

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October 20, 2017

CCBS updates Middletown Centre for Autism on Brexit negotiations

CCBS Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, was asked to provide a briefing to the Board and Executive Officers of the Middletown Centre for Autism on the progress of the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Given the nature of the Middletown Centre for Autism, this briefing also highlighted the potential implications of Brexit for […]

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October 11, 2017

Centre for Cross Border Studies Policy Seminar – Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders

10am, Tuesday 10th October. Venue: Brussels. Healing, Learning and Citizens’ Rights: Crossing Borders was the theme of this year’s CCBS policy seminar at the office of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels on 10th October. Despite a public transport strike, the event attracted more than 40 people, and was very well received by those in […]

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