September 2015
Issue No. 26
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CCBS NEWS

'The Implications of a UK Exit from the EU for Ireland and Northern Ireland' 
Discussion Event at the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels - Tuesday 13 October 2015 


You are cordially invited to an event bringing together a range of political representatives, policy-makers and organisations from the island of Ireland, Great Britain and the European Union to discuss the potential implications for Northern Ireland and Ireland of a UK exit from the EU.

Jointly organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, the East Border Region, the Irish Central Border Area Network and the North West Region Cross Border Group, speakers will address several central issues, including: 
  • Cross-Border Mobility;
  • Constitutional Implications (Especially the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement);
  • What kind of European Union do we need?;
  • Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation by Local Authorities;
  • Agricultural Development;
  • Commerce and Business;
  • Regional Growth
The event will conclude with an open discussion involving elected representatives to the European Parliament.

As places are limited, please book your place as soon as possible. The event is free to attend and tickets are available from here.

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CCBS 2016 Annual Conference
'Bordering Between Unions: What Does the UK Referendum on Europe Mean for Us?' - 18-19 February 2016

The Centre for Cross Border Studies 2016 annual conference will take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2016. The event will be held in Dundalk and is entitled “Bordering Between Unions: What Does the UK Referendum on Europe Mean for Us?”. Our conference will focus on the potential impacts of the UK’s Referendum on Europe upon Northern Ireland and upon relations North and South on the island of Ireland. 

Our aim is to bring together bright minds to discuss a wide range of subjects, to facilitate informed learning, and to provoke a wider conversation on an issue which has not featured prominently within discussions to date. 

For more information please visit our website.
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CCBS Launches New Weekly Cross-Border News and Legislative Affairs Round-Up

CCBS is delighted to announce its new weekly bulletin service, which now offers a recap of cross-border news and a summary of the cross-border related affairs of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Houses of the Oireachtas. This resource will be of particular use to those with a focus on cross-border issues. Our free weekly bulletins are now available from our new website and will be published every Friday. 
 

For our latest edition of the Media Watch click here.

For our latest edition of Gov Watch click here.

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CROSS-BORDER NEWS

Training for Advisors: Cross-Border Family Benefits

 

Border People - Crossing the border to live, work or studyCrossing the border to live, work, study or retire can create questions and finding accurate answers can be difficult. This Autumn the Border People Project will begin a series of training sessions for Information Advisors working or volunteering in organisations that deal with cross-border enquiries from the public.

The first morning session will introduce cross-border family benefits and will cover basic and complex issues. It is suitable for advisors and information providers from both sides of the border.

The session will take place on 17th November in the North West region. For further information or to register please visit here.

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IPH Open Conference: Registration and call for abstracts



The Institute of Public Health in Ireland's Open Conference will be held in Croke Park on Tuesday 13 October 2015. The themes this year are as follows: Cross sectoral work on the social determinants of health; Income inequalities and health – closing the gap; Research and evidence strengthening policy and practice; Excellence in leadership in public health and Influencing the teenage years – impact for life. Registration and a call for abstracts are now open at http://www.publichealth.ie 

 

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EU NEWS

Regions, EU institutions and policy-making: Online-course registration open 
 



As of 19 October, the European Committee of the Regions will offer a free online course or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on "Regions, EU institutions and policy-making" online at (in English) for all interested in the EU and its regions and cities. During eight weeks, about 50 politicians, experts and academics will have their voice on topics such as EU cohesion policy, smart specialisation, migration and access to EU programmes. The course consists of videos, fact-sheets and live debates to be web-streamed from the Committee of the Regions, plus a social forum. Those who finish 80% of the course can receive a Statement of Participation. 

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Third ECPD Youth Forum: CULTURE OF PEACE: YOUTH AS PEACEBUILDERS 
Belgrade, 25-26 October 2015


The European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) University for Peace (established by the Untied Nations as an international educational and research institution from the UN academic system) is organizing, in cooperation with the Long Island University (LIU), USA, VAMK University, Finland, International Center for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) and Danubian Center for Cross-Border Cooperation (DCCB), the Third ECPD Youth Forum to be held in Belgrade on October 25-26, 2015,. The main topic of this year's forum be "Culture of Peace: Youth as Peacebuilders",with the following theme for discussion:
  • Building a Culture of Peace for Conflict Prevention;
  • Peacebuilding Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills;
  • Youth - Actors of Today, Peace Leaders of Tomorrow.
 
 
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OTHER NEWS

2016 Scholars at Risk Network Global Congress


The 2016 Scholars at Risk Network Global Congress will take place at the McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Montreal, Canada on June 7-10. The 2016 event will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Scholars at Risk Network and the collective efforts of network members and partners protecting scholars and promoting academic freedom worldwide. The Global Congress is the place where network members connect with partners from around the world, share experiences of hosting at-risk scholars, learn about new activities for faculty and students, and discuss strategies for meeting the challenges of protecting academic freedom. 

For further information see here.
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Human Rights Tulip


The Scholars at Risk Network was recently nominated for the prestigious Human Rights Tulip award created by the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs for courageous human rights defenders who promote and support himan rights in innovative was. The winner will be announced in advance of the Award Ceremony in December 2015.

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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

18 February 2016
Keep the diary free for the upcoming CCBS Annual Conference 2016. Click here for full details.
 

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