News and Events from CCBS / ICLRD

CCBS Response to draft Irish National Action Plan 2014
The Centre has submitted its response to the consultation on Ireland's second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. Among other recommendations in its response, the Centre has recommended the further development through the NAP of the implementation of the principles of UNSCR 1325 on a cross-border and all-island basis, as well as through an East-West approach.  It also emphasises the need to improve monitoring and evaluation of the NAP.  Read full response 

Launch of PAT-TEIN Cross-Border Toolkit
The Centre and its partners in the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network will be launching its Toolkit for Cross-Border Project Management in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on the 18th of September, as part of the final conference of the PAT-TEIN project (Professionalising Actors in Transfrontier Cooperation - TEIN).  The toolkit is the result of the PAT-TEIN project , which was funded by the EU's Leonardo Programme.  Download the draft programme for the conference 

SCoTENS 12th Annual Conference
The 12th SCoTENS (The Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South) annual conference, 'Always learning, always teaching: Making the journey', will take place on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October 2014 in Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen. The conference wiil begin at 5pm on Tuesday 21st October, with a keynote address by Ms Phillipa Cordingley, CUREE (Centre for the use of Research and Evidence in Education) and finish at 4pm on Wednesday 22nd October with a keynote address by Professor Ian Menter, University of Oxford and President of British Education Research Association (BERA).  It will, as in previous years, include a conference dinner, informative workshops and networking opportunities.  For more information

Registration for the conference will open on the SCoTENS website on Tuesday 9th September or you can contact Eimear Donnelly for a registration pack.

Sector News and Events

Scholars at Risk (SAR)
News and updates will be posted on the SAR section of the Universities Ireland website regularly

Cross-Border Events

River Links Project conference

A conference ‘Opportunities in Rural Areas’ is being held in Ballybofey on Wednesday 17th September 2014 to showcase the outputs of the River Links Project.  It will also feature best practice examples in rural development.  Donegal County Council is the lead partner in the River Links Project.  This cross-border INTERREG IVA Project will conclude in the Autumn.  The conference is a free event.
To book your place 
For more information

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) training course
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland has developed a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment (HIA) training course for those who wish to develop skills and competencies in this area.  This 3-day training course gives participants knowledge and skills so they can plan for and conduct HIA across a range of settings.  This training will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of public health, planning, regeneration, socio-economic development, education, environmental health and community development.  The training course is designed to be informative and share learning experiences from HIA practitioners across Ireland and the UK.

Applications are now open for the 2014 course which will take place in Dublin on 3-5 November 2014.  Closing date for applications is the 19 September 2014.
For more information on the course and application

Northern Ireland 20 Years After the Ceasefires Conference
The Departments of English & Sociology, NUI Maynooth in collaboration with The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) conference ‘Northern Ireland 20 Years After the Ceasefires’ will be held on Friday 10 October 2014 from 9.00 am - 6.00 pm in Renehan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth.

Contributors to the conference will include Professor Liam O’Dowd (QUB), Professor Patricia Lundy (University of Ulster Jordanstown), Professor Peter Shirlow (QUB), Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University), Professor Joe Cleary (NUIM), Dr Katy Hayward (QUB).    
To register 
For further details email 

European Matters

Reminder Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy 
The European Commission public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy, the EU's long-term growth and jobs plan is open until 31 October 2014.
Details on consultation and to respond 

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) (Amendment) Bill
The Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) (Amendment) Bill will mean that fines and financial penalties imposed by Irish courts can be collected in other EU jurisdictions. It will bring into effect a number of international treaties already in existence and will also allow fines issued in other EU countries to be collected in Ireland.
More information 

Next Issue

If you would like to include a cross-border event, research or news item in the next issue of Border-Zine please send to Claire Toner by Thursday 25th September.