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We now publish monthly summaries (in PDF format) of Parliamentary references to cross-border issues on our website. Both the NI Assembly and the Oireachtas (Dáil & Seanad) are covered.
Each reference has a link to the full Question, Ministerial Statement or Debate.
] is the central access point for cross-border mobility information on the island of Ireland.
More speakers and programme etc. to be announced.
News and updates will be posted in Border-Zine as they are confirmed.
The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards showcase excellence in innovation, across a range of groundbreaking products and services.
In recent years the overall winners have created innovations as diverse as drug delivery systems and state of the art network switching, to anti-allergy pillows and new technologies for cleaning and disinfection.
with entries encouraged from all sectors and company sizes across the island, North and South.
TELLUS BORDER PROJECT
Tellus Border is an EU INTERREG IVA-funded regional mapping project collecting geo-environmental data on soils, water and rocks across six border counties - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth - and continuing the analysis of existing data in Northern Ireland. The project is a cross-border initiative between the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, the Geological Survey of Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast and Dundalk Institute of Technology.
NEWS STORY: Cross-border gold map to benefit broad range of interests >>
CALL FOR SCOTENS NORTH/SOUTH RESEARCH PROJECTS January 2014-2015
Closing date: 30th January 2014
11th ANNUAL SCoTENS CONFERENCE, October 2013
Videos of the main speakers at the conference are now available to view.
THE CENTRAL GOOD RELATIONS FUNDING PROGRAMME
The Fund supports productive, time bound projects which contribute to the promotion of good relations and to building a united and shared community, and associated Ministerial priorities aimed at building a united, shared and reconciled community as identified in the good relations strategy Together: Building a United Community, published on 23 May 2013.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE EU-METALIC II SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT
The EU-Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Algerian, Libya in International Cooperation (EU-METALIC II) Programme offers scholarships for undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral students and staff. These scholarships are financed with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union and will cover travel, insurance, participation costs and subsistence allowance.
The call is open from Tuesday 21st October 2013 and the deadline is Friday 17th January 2014
EUROPEAN REGIONS ENCOURAGED TO OFFER SMEs VOUCHERS OF UP TO €10,000 TO GO DIGITAL
The European Commission is piloting a scheme whereby Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from a grant worth up to €10,000 in order to increase their digital capacity. The funding will be made available through "innovation vouchers" to ensure funding allocated to SMEs to enhance their e-commerce and ICT capacities is spent quickly and in full. The vouchers worth up to €10,000 will be made available for purchasing and learning to make use of digital (ICT) services.
NEW EU LAW ALLOWS FOR CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE
European citizens will be able to avail of healthcare in another EU country under a new EU law on patients' rights and healthcare which entered into force on Friday 25 October 2013.
BORDER ROADS TO MEMORIES & RECONCILIATION
The Border Roads to Memories & Reconciliation Project sets out to provide an opportunity and space for residents along both sides of the border to remember and express their feelings in relation to the closure of border roads and the impact that it had on their lives.
The intention is to digitally record the feelings of segregation and marginalization that this sector of the population experienced, and link these accounts with recovered photographs and newly recorded audio visual, and make them available on a new interactive website.
07 November 2013 - Tí Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh. 7.30pm
Areas we will be visiting in the coming months
Lifford / Strabane
To find out more about these events please don't hesitate to contact us >>
PLATO EBR Recruitment Seminar
Is your micro-enterprise/SME export ready? Or do you think internationalisation is just for the Big Guys?
If so, join us at a no obligation information evening: Newry, Thursday 7th November 2013
DEALING WITH THE PAST, A SHARED LEARNING WORKSHOP
The National Women’s Council for Ireland, the Women’s Resource and Development Agency and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and invite you to attend:
Women: Dealing with the Past, A Shared Learning Workshop
Date: Tuesday, 12th November 2013
Time: 11am – 3pm (Lunch will be provided)
Venue: Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast
This cross border shared learning event will explore women’s experiences of Peace and how the legacies of the past unite and divide us as women. At the event we will hear from international speaker, Nora Marud, from the Dalia Foundation based in Palestine about her experience of working across divided communities, and from Rev. Dr. Lesley Carroll. Lesley has worked in North Belfast since 1988 within the areas of peacemaking, social justice and building resilience. Lesley works with community groups, politicians and representatives of civil society towards creating a more peaceful, reconciled and equal society in which all voices are heard.
Places are limited
To register for this FREE event:
We may be able to help with group transport.
TEACHING DIVIDED HISTORIES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The Nerve Centre and the British Council would like to invite you to 'save the date' to attend the Teaching Divided Histories International Conference.
This two day event will take place on the 18 and 19 November 2013, in Derry~Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013
DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Part of the Tradelinks 2 Continuence programme, the aim of this event is to provide a forum for businesses from Northern Ireland and the six border counties of the Republic of Ireland to network and to develop an understanding of how digital marketing can assist companies in developing their business, particularly in undertaking cross-border trade.
19 November 2013 – Banbridge
14 February 2014 – Enniskillen
12 March 2013 - Templepatrick
GATEWAYS TO GROWTH - Meet the Buyer event:
The programme is open to SME businesses from manufacturing, distributors of manufactured goods, business services, electronic & engineering businesses, web & online creative businesses
27 November 2013, Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan
IRELAND AS A PLACE OF SANCTUARY
To coincide with World Human Rights Day, a number of speakers will provide some thought provoking discussion on the whole concept of sanctuary
Tuesday 10th December commencing at 9.30am and ending with lunch at 1pm.
The event is being organised by the Junction, Donegal Community Workers Co-op, North West Community Network and Community Dialogue and will be held at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Derry/Londonderry, the reputed site of the original monastery of St. Columba and which is regarded as the first ever monastery that provided sanctuary in Ireland.
A major new exhibition called ‘Aftermath’ is set to tour a number of galleries in Ireland over the next few months setting out to explore the aftermath of conflict and trauma from the troubles of Northern Ireland and conflict situations worldwide.
It will be shown in Dublin, Newry and Belfast until the end of the 2013.
Exhibition tour dates:
The Gallery of Photography, Dublin: 30 October – 10 November
The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry: 14 November – 30 November
Belfast Exposed, Belfast: 5 December – 20 December
‘IRELAND AND ECOCRITICISM’ Second Interdisciplinary Conference
19-21 June 2014, University College Cork
Christine Cusick, editor of Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts
Oona Frawley, author of Irish Pastoral: Nostalgia and Twentieth-Century Irish Literature
Sinéad Morrissey, Belfast Poet Laureate
The conference hopes to attract contributions from a variety of disciplines, not just across the arts, but, ideally, breaching the divide between the arts and sciences, as ecocriticism is uniquely positioned to do. Proposals for both English and Irish-language contributions, papers and panels, are welcome from all interested scholars.