July 2016
Issue No. 36
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CCBS NEWS

CCBS Submits Evidence to the Northern Ireland Executive's Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021


The Centre for Cross Border Studies has submitted evidence as a contribution to Northern Ireland Executive’s Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021. CCBS commends the adoption of a new approach to the Programme for Government, particularly one that includes the active participation of society in all of its stages – design, implementation and evaluation. To view the full consultation response click here.
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CROSS-BORDER NEWS

North-South Social Innovation Conference - Call for Papers

The North-South Social Innovation Network is making a Call for Papers for the “Social Innovation: from Lagan to Liffey” conference to be held in the Dundalk Institute of Technology on 2nd November 2016 that will launch this new network. We are seeking papers that might address the need for social innovation in the areas of youth, ageing, mental health and justice in particular but we are open to other areas as well. We are looking for short, ‘punchy’ presentations that can engage across the various sectors and help us push forward the North-South social innovation agenda by addressing such issues as:

  • The Governance of Social Innovation
  • Funding and Sustainability of Social Innovation
  • Protecting the Uniqueness of Social Innovation
  • Public Procurement of Social Innovation

For now we ask for a title and a 50 word abstract to be submitted by 30th July 2016.

A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or equitable than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals. Social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and structures that meet the social needs of different groups in society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open source methods and techniques.

The North-South Social Innovation Network understands social innovation as a community driven process of developing new solutions to address social needs. This means working collaboratively with communities, social enterprise and others committed to the development of social capital in
disadvantaged communities.

Please email your abstract to: Dr Anthony Soares, Centre for Cross Border Studies at  a.soares@qub.ac.uk

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EU NEWS

Horizon 2020 UK Participation After the Referendum in the United Kingdom

NCPs Care has drawn attention to two statements regarding the UK's participation in Horizon 2020 after the Referendum in the United Kingdom.
–  Statement by UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK researchers and businesses can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European research and innovation funding will be a matter for future discussions. Government is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research and innovation.

–   Statement by the European Commission
The Statement of 29 June of the Heads of State or Government of 27 Member States, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, confirms that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, both when it comes to rights and obligations. This includes the eligibility of UK legal entities to participate and receive funding in Horizon 2020 actions.

As a result, Northern Ireland participants remain fully eligible and entitled to participate in 2016 Stage 2 and 2017 funding calls.

Horizon 2020 Support

InterTradeIreland cross border collaboration vouchers cover the cost of travel or accommodation up to £500/€ equivalent when meeting with partners in the other jurisdiction to discuss potential Horizon 2020 preparations and our EU travel vouchers offer North South partners up to £350/€ equivalent towards travel and accommodation costs when attending Horizon 2020 related events, consortium meetings or EU Commission brokerage events taking place in Europe. For more info click here.

Save the Date: Beginners in Horizon 2020
8th Sept 2016, Dublin, venue TBC

 

Beginners in Horizon 2020 – aimed at academic newcomers, places will be allocated to each college over the coming weeks, agenda and details will follow, 8 Sept 2016, venue to be announced (Dublin city centre).

Public Consultation on the Evaluation of Youth Policy Cooperation in the EU
This consultation is about how EU countries work together on policy for young people. The European Commission wants to find out how useful and effective you think EU youth policy is; whether you know about the EU Youth Strategy (2010-2018) and the EU Council Recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers in the EU. The European Commission would also like to hear what you think about these initiatives, and how you think it can improve cooperation on youth policy. The consultation is open until 16 October 2016. For more info, click here.

Applications Now Open for Traineeships at the EU commission

The European Commission offers paid traineeships of 5 months duration starting on either 1st March or 1st October. Registration is now open for the period starting 1st March 2017. Successful applicants receive a monthly grant of approx. €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance may also be provided. They also get hands-on experience of working in an international and multicultural environment. For more info, click here.
 

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OTHER NEWS

Smoke-Free Spaces on the island of Ireland - Snapshot Report


This report from the Institute of Public Health in Ireland presents an overview of progress on the development of smoke-free spaces on the island of Ireland. In Northern Ireland the presence of children in the household was consistently associated with stricter rules on smoking in the home. However, children living in the most deprived areas are more than twice as likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke compared to those living in the least deprived areas. In the Republic of Ireland, children reported stricter rules around smoking in the home, compared to the family car with pre-teen children more protected than teenagers. Access the full report here


IPH Launch Online Dementia Research Resource

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has created a new web resource called www.dementiaresearch.ie to support those working in the field of dementia. The site provides a summary and overview of data, research and policy on dementia across the island of Ireland (between 2010 and 2014). It allows users to search by keywords or undertake a more specific advanced search. The results will provide a summary and an indication of where to access further details. Access this resource 

Knowledge 4 Health Conference 2016 - Conference Materials Now Available Online

The Knowledge 4 Health Conference was held on Wednesday 25 May in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.  This all-Island Conference explored innovative and practical ways of providing knowledge support for the implementation of the two public health frameworks. These are 'Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025' in the Republic of Ireland and 'Making Life Better – A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013–2023' in Northern Ireland.  The slides, audio and photos from the day are now available on the Conference website. Access the conference materials 

IPH Community Profiles Tool - Now Available as an App

The Knowledge 4 Health Conference was held on Wednesday 25 May in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.  This all-Island Conference explored innovative and practical ways of providing knowledge support for the implementation of the two public health frameworks. These are 'Healthy Ireland: A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025' in the Republic of Ireland and 'Making Life Better – A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013–2023' in Northern Ireland.  The slides, audio and photos from the day are now available on the Conference website. Access the IPH Community Profiles Tool 

Voices4Care - Your Opportunity to Make a Difference in Palliative Care

If you are receiving palliative care, caring for someone with palliative care needs, or interested in improving palliative care, the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) want to hear from you. The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care works with a range of hospices, health and social care organisations and universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Being a member of Voices4Care, gives you meaningful opportunities to influence palliative care education, research, policy and practice. See the AIIHPC website for more information on how to join Voices4Care

Mailing List for Ireland's second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

The secretariat of Oversight Group to Ireland’s 2nd National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is establishing a mailing list for individuals and organisations interested in the implementation of Ireland’s Women, Peace and Security agenda. This mailing list, as part of strengthening communication and outreach on Ireland’s WPS agenda, will be circulated with relevant updates on an ad-hoc basis, no more than twice a month. If you would like to be included in this mailing list, you are invited to send your contact details to the Oversight Group secretariat at wpsconsultation@dfa.ie 

IPH Open Conference, Belfast 2016 - 2nd Call for Registration and Submissions


The 5th Public Health Open Conference is being organised by IPH and will be held on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 in Titanic Belfast. The aim of the Conference is to provide an open platform in the island of Ireland to: showcase cross sectoral work in public health; provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking and enhance knowledge, skills and leadership in public health. Proposals to be submitted on the Open Conference website at www.iphopenconference.com no later than Friday, 12 August 2016.

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