May 6, 2021

Re-imagining the island economy in the aftermath of Brexit and Covid-19

This paper has been adapted by Michael D’Arcy from his transcript of the 2020 Sir George Quigley Annual Memorial Lecture. The paper focuses on the continuing relevance of Sir George Quigley’s vision for an island economy in the aftermath of Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although given close to a year ago, […]

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April 26, 2021

Briefing Paper: The UK Community Renewal Fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) was launched by the UK government on 3 March 2021 as part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget. It was presented in a Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) press release as forming part of a wider package of fiscal measures the Government is taking to “support our […]

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April 22, 2021

Presentation of the results of the 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation

Following the fantastic response to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation, the Centre held a webinar at 10.30am on Thursday 22nd April to present and discuss the results. The responses, which have been received from civic society organisations and local authorities in Northern Ireland […]

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April 19, 2021

Policy Seminar: Rights after Brexit

The ‘Rights After Brexit’ virtual event, hosted by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, saw the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI), and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) listening to EU exit concerns, relating to human rights and equality, from civil society organisations from both sides […]

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March 22, 2021

Submission to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework

This document has been prepared by the Centre for Cross Border Studies as a contribution to Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Programme for Government Draft Outcomes Framework. The response is closely informed by the Centre’s particular knowledge of and experience in cross-border socio-economic development involving a range of sectors from both Northern Ireland and […]

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February 22, 2021

CCBS Director attends meeting on the Implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

On Thursday 18th February, Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) Director Dr Anthony Soares attended a meeting with Co-Chairs of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee to discuss implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Dr Antony Soares highlighted the importance of this meeting not becoming a one-off event, and that it should instead represent the […]

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December 18, 2020

CCBS delighted to welcome new members to its Board

As 2020 comes to an end, CCBS is pleased to announce some wonderful additions to its Board, ensuring that the Centre will be well-placed to face the challenges and opportunities of the years ahead. Those joining the Board are: Prof John Doyle, Executive Dean, Dublin City University Clare Guinness, former CEO of Warrenpoint Port Emer […]

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November 5, 2020

CCBS and the Irish Association Joint Webinar

North-South Cooperation on the Island of Ireland: Challenges Past & Future 2pm, Thursday 3rd December 2020   This webinar reviewed the opportunities and threats to the development of cross-border and All Island links which the current and future context offers. This broad North-South scene was reviewed in terms of past, present and future performance, with […]

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November 3, 2020

TEIN Annual Conference – Online!!

‘The effects of the COVID 19 crisis on the cross-border cooperation between France, Spain and Andorra’ Friday 13 November 2020 Europe is slowly emerging from the first phase of the pandemic that has hit the 21st century. Economic and social recovery plans are being put in place. Every border has suffered from the pandemic. The […]

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October 23, 2020

SAR Webinar – The Hidden Threat of Covid-19

6 November 2020 12.15pm – 2.15pm In recent months, many governments have used the COVID-19 lockdown as the pretext for a crackdown on intellectual dissent and academic freedom. This network-wide webinar, sponsored by Scholars at Risk Ireland, will explore these renewed attacks in several different contexts, including Turkey, China, India and elsewhere, drawing on individual […]

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