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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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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