Previous Events

Event Date: 11th September 2017

Towards a New Common Chapter: Assessing the commitment to cross-border cooperation among grassroots community organisations

2.30pm, Monday 11th September Venue: NICVA, Belfast. During this event Dr Anthony Soares (Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies) presented the findings from an ongoing Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funded project, “Towards a New Common Chapter”. This project has been assessing the extent to which cross-border cooperation is independently valued and enacted at the […]

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Event Date: 7th September 2017

CCBS Deputy Director gives keynote lecture at Warwick University

Deputy Director, Anthony Soares, gave a keynote lecture at the “Discourses of Migration” conference at Warwick University (7 September). The title of his lecture was “Migration at the Northern Ireland (Brexit) Border: Identities, Commodities and Connections”, and in which he discussed the extent to which future migration serves either a purely mechanical function that dehumanises […]

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Event Date: 10th October 2017

“Enhancing Capacities of Regions and Cities for Better Cross-Border Cooperation“

TEIN and its associated partners the MOT, CESCI and DG Regio/European Commission are hosting a workshop as part of the European Week of the Regions and Cities. The workshop will take place at 2.30pm on 10th October 2017 in room JDE-51, Jacques Delors Building, 99-101 rue Belliard, Brussels. The workshop is aimed towards political respresentatives, […]

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Event Date: 5th August 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon addresses “the totality of relationships” regarding the Good Friday Agreement

Centre for Cross Border Studies Director Ruth Taillon was invited to speak at Féile an Phobail on Saturday 5th August in Belfast. Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Since the Agreement was signed in 1998, cross-border, all-island and east-west co-operation has been evolving on many fronts: civic, public and business. However, […]

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Event Date: 11th July 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was a guest speaker at a ‘Brexit Briefing’

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon was one of the guest speakers at a ‘Brexit Briefing’ event hosted in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on the evening of 11 July by Brendan Smith TD, Chairman of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.  Addressing the audience of more than 200 people in attendance, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern provided a personal […]

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Event Date: 3rd July 2017

CCBS Team supports Sectoral Dialogue event on Enterprise Skills Needs and Brexit

The Centre for Cross Border Studies provided support at a Sectoral Dialogue event on Enterprise Skills Needs and Brexit, hosted by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills on 3 July at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD opened the […]

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Event Date: 22nd June 2017

2nd Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture “Economics: Helping to Make Us Human”

Prof José Luis Iparraguirre, Chief Economist, Age UK, gave the 2nd Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture “Economics: Helping to Make Us Human” on Thursday 22nd June 2017 in Queen’s University Belfast on behalf of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. Ruth Taillon, Director of the Centre, opened the lecture by paying tribute to Sir George […]

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Event Date: 20th June 2017

Good Practice in Cross-Border Cooperation in the Irish Border Region.

Event Date 20 June 2017. The Centre for Cross Border Studies was delighted to welcome guests to the Canal Court in Newry 20th June 2017 for a seminar on ‘Good Practice in the Cross-Border Cooperation in the Irish Border Region’. The seminar, part of an international study visit for participants in a project funded by […]

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Event Date: 20th June 2017

TEIN Members Visit ‘PEACE Link’ Clones

Following on from the morning seminar ‘ Good Practice in Cross Border Cooperation’ at the Canal Court Hotel Newry and as part of the TEIN International Study Visit, our guests from the ‘Transfrontier Euro-Institute Network’ were taken on a visit to the PEACE Link in Clones. Supported with €7.8 million worth of funding from the European Union’s […]

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Event Date: 15th June 2017

CCBS Director Ruth Taillon presents at ‘Brexit: Charting a Way Forward. A Civil Society Dialogue’

The EU draft guidelines on the forthcoming EU-UK negotiations make it clear that the EU is open to finding ‘flexible and imaginative solutions’ which reflect the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland. The potential threat that Brexit represents to rights and equalities, the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the border and the economy in Northern Ireland have been […]

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