The Centre for Cross Border Studies provides secretariat services for cross-border networks, currently SCoTENS and Universities Ireland. If you require secretariat services for your cross-border project or network please contact CCBS Director, Anthony Soares, to discuss your needs.

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS) is a network of 38 colleges of education, university education departments, teaching councils, curriculum councils, education trade unions and education centres on the island of Ireland with a responsibility for and interest in teacher education. SCOTENS was established in 2003 to create a safe space for teacher educators – North and South– to come together and discuss issues of common interest, and explore ways of co-operating closely together. A part of the broader peace dynamic that was gathering momentum on the island of Ireland at the time, it has always been rooted in the deepest commitment to quality teaching and learning for all.

UNIVERSITIES IRELAND, founded in 2003 brings together the ten universities on the island of Ireland to promote and develop cooperation between their institutions. Its members are: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster, University of Limerick, University College Cork , Dublin City University and the Open University. The Universities Ireland Historians Group organise an annual conference on the theme, Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923. Universities Ireland is the Ireland Section of Scholars At Risk, an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide.