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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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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