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CCBS Conference to focus on challenges facing organisations involved in cross-border cooperation

Posted On: 16 Sep 2022


The Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 23rd Annual Conference will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk on Thursday 29th September & Friday 30th September.

Tickets are now FREE but registration is required.

The day will begin with a networking breakfast, kindly supported by The Irish Association. This will give attendees the opportunity to meet one another and have important conversations that might form new relationships, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast.

There will then be a Technical Workshop focusing on particular challenges identified by organisations involved in North-South and all-island cooperation. It is aimed specifically at organisations active in the field of cross-border cooperation and mobility. Topics will include:

  • Cross-border Charitable Organisation Registration – Madeleine Delaney, Director of Legal Affairs & Registration at the Charities Regulator, and Conor Creaney, Casework Manager at the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland: Focusing on the relevant processes for charitable organisations who would like or are required to register in the other jurisdiction. This is an issue that has been raised by several organisations CCBS has been in contact with.
  • Cross-border workers: The complications with working from home – Annmarie O’Kane of Border People: The recent emergence of working-from-home or flexible working patterns has placed a new spotlight on longstanding taxation obligations and social insurance complications placed on cross-border workers, and their employers, that before the pandemic often lay under the radar. Regionally relevant policies are urgently needed to ensure mobility of labour between the jurisdictions.
  • Cross-border insurance – Anthony Soares, Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies: Looking at the issues arising around cross-border insurance, which have been identified by several organisations in contact with CCBS.

Following this, there will be a discussion around potential policy responses to the issues addressed by the Technical Workshop. CCBS hopes this will be a fruitful morning which will not only identify key challenges but also provide practical advice and potential solutions.

The second day is focused on exploring a number of core challenges being faced by organisations involved in North-South and all-island cooperation.

You can read more about the Conference here.

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