The Centre is one of the partners organising a workshop/master class entitled ’15 Years On: the Next Generation’ as part of the big Rotary/INCORE Global Peace Forum international conference in Derry (Magee College) on Sunday 26th May 2013 (10.00-13.00).
The aim of the workshop is to hear what the younger generation (all the speakers are under 35) think about the successes and failures of the 15 years since the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, and, more importantly, what ideas they might have for how we could do better over the next 15 years.
The 15 Years On initiative was set up by a group of people active in peacebuilding, peace research, cross-community and cross-border organisations in December 2012 with the intention of using 2013 to reflect on the successes and failures of the 1998 Agreement and its implementation, and to explore how we might do better in the future. It originated with a proposal from the Centre for Cross Border Studies.
You can find out more about the initiative (and perhaps contribute a blog) on www.15yearson.com
- Odhran Lusby, 18-year-old school student from Derry’s Waterside
- Clare Cosgrove, postgraduate student at INCORE, University of Ulster
- Kellie Turtle, member of Belfast Feminist Network
- Jonny Currie, East Belfast community development worker
- Aaron Callan, Ulster Unionist Party and Orange Order member from Limavady
- Simon Gillespie, UCD law and politics student from Donegal and Sinn Fein member
- Dr Dirk Schubotz, Director, Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Surveys (who will introduce the workshop)
Further information (including how to register) is available from the Global Peace Forum website
The 8th edition of the Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland will be launched in Belfast on Tuesday 9th April by the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Dr Malcolm McKibbin (this is an invitation-only event).
The 2013 edition features an interview with Sir George Quigley, the ‘father’ of North-South economic cooperation in Ireland, and articles on all-island and Irish-British economic cooperation; impact assessment of cross-border cooperation; all-island cooperation in archaeology; cooperation between Dundalk and Newry; cross-border cooperation between civil society bodies in general and community and voluntary groups in particular; and inter-regional cooperation between Galicia in north-west Spain and the north of Portugal.
The 8th ICLRD conference under the title ‘Cooperating Across Boundaries: Resilience, Imagination, Vision…and Information’ will take place in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry on Thursday 7th February (9.30-16.30).
Among the keynote speakers will be Professor Frank Gaffikin of Queen’s University Belfast, who will speak on ‘The Development Paradox in the Divided City: Imagining a New Model of Spatial Planning’; Mr John Fitzgerald, Chairman, Limerick Regeneration Agencies, who will speak on ‘Neighbourhood Regeneration in Limerick, Dublin and elsewhere: The Importance of Active Leadership’; and Professor Deborah Peel of University of Ulster, who will speak on ‘The Role of Planning in Creating Resilient Places and Communities’.
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President Michael D. Higgins will deliver the keynote address at the second in the series of Universities Ireland-sponsored conferences on the 1912-1923 period which will take place at Liberty Hall in Dublin on Saturday 15th June 2013. The conference is entitled: ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: the Cause of Labour’.
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A seminar on cross-border labour mobility in the Irish border region, jointly organised by the East Border Region, the Centre for Cross Border Studies (Border People) and the EURES Cross-Border Partnership will be held in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry on Thursday 22 November (10 am-1.30 pm).
This is part of a broader INTERREG-funded project on cross-border mobility in European border regions. Among the speakers will be the leading cross-border accountant and management consultant Feargal McCormack (FPM), the economist Dr John Bradley, Joe Lavery of EURES Cross Border Partnership and Annmarie O’Kane of Border People.
Labour Mobility Seminar, Newry, 22 November 2012
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The tenth annual SCoTENS Conference will take place on the 11-12 October 2012 in the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel, Cavan.
The keynote speaker is Sir Ken Robinson who will address the conference by video-link from the United States. Other speakers include Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University; Dr Anne Looney, Chief Executive, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment; Mr Richard Hanna, Interim Chief Executive, NI Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment; and the Duchess of Abercorn.
The title for the conference will be Creative Teachers for Creative Learners: Implications for Teacher Education.
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The director, Andy Pollak, will be speaking at the EU Open Days on 9 October in Brussels and a Council of Europe conference on 10 October in Strasbourg.
He will be one of the speakers at an Open Days seminar on 9 October entitled ‘Cross border labour market: a challenge that makes a difference’ (Permanent Representation of Portugal, 12 Avenue de Cortenbergh, 14.30) representing the East Border Region. He will speak on the Centre’s Border People cross-border mobility information service as a case study in providing people crossing the Irish border to live, work and study with vital practical information.
On 10 October he will travel to Strasbourg to address the Council of Europe’s World Forum on Democracy. He will speak at the round table session entitled ‘Democracy without Frontiers? How cross-border cooperation can help us to resolve conflicts, live better together and strengthen democracy’ (Hotel du Department, salle des séances, 9.40). He will share the platform with speakers from Serbia and Azerbaijan/Armenia.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin
6.00 pm (Registration and Tea/Coffee at 5.30 pm)
With access to world-class healthcare coming under increasing strain both north and south of the border, is there a case for an all-island strategy on health? Recent statements by senior policy makers on both sides of the border have pointed to the desirability of deepening cooperation between the two jurisdictions. For example, in areas such as cystic fibrosis and cancer care, Ireland performs badly in global league tables. Could we benefit from increased cross-border cooperation, thus availing of more specialists and better facilities? At a more prosaic level, what procedures are in place in the event of a cross-border emergency? In short, is a coherent and cohesive all-island health initiative a feasible and practical viability? This event will bring together healthcare policymakers and professionals to debate these issues.
Organised by the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at UCD, the International Centre for Local and Regional Development and the Centre for Cross Border Studies (IBIS gratefully acknowledges funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
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23 June 2012
Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin
The next decade will see a series of centenaries of key events in the history of modern Ireland, ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to the foundation of the Irish and Northern Irish states.
To begin the commemoration of these events, Universities Ireland – the network of university presidents on the island of Ireland managed by the Centre for Cross Border Studies – is sponsoring (together with The Irish Times) a major one-day conference in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on Saturday 23rd June under the title Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, an international authority on the First World War and its impact on the 20th century; Professor Paul Bew, Professor of Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, a noted authority on Irish and Northern Irish politics and history in the late 19th and 20th centuries; and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin, one of the country’s outstanding younger historians, noted for his extensive new insights into 20th century Irish history.
There will also be a session on accessing new material from the archives on the 1912-1923 period, with speakers from the Imperial War Museum in London, the National Archives of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; and a panel discussion on ‘The Challenges of Commemoration in Public History’ with inputs from historians from five Irish and Northern Irish universities (and contributions from the audience). We have invited the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, formally to open this event.
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|Chair: Professor John Horne, Professor of Modern European History, Trinity College Dublin
||Official opening by senior Government Minister and/or Professor Michael Murphy, President, University College Cork and Chair, Universities Ireland
||Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, University College DublinScrambling for the bones of the patriot dead: The politics of commemorating the Irish Revolution
||Professor Jay Winter, Charles J.Stille Professor of History, Yale UniversityCommemoration: Between history and memoryfollowed by questions and discussion
||Archive sessionChair: Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Trinity College Dublinwith Mr Luke Smith, First World War Centenary Programme, Imperial War Museum, LondonMs Caitriona Crowe, National Archives of Ireland Mr Stephen Scarth, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
|Chair: Mr Denis Staunton, Deputy Editor, The Irish Times
||Professor Paul Bew, Queen’s University BelfastNationalism and unionism in 1912-1922: Two Irelands in conflict
||Panel discussion: The Challenges of Commemoration in Public HistoryChair: Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, NUI Galwaywith Professor Keith Jeffery, Queen’s University BelfastDr Anne Dolan, Trinity College Dublin Dr Mary Cullen, NUI Maynooth Dr Emmet O’Connor, University of Ulster
followed by questions and discussion
||End of conference
The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland – No.7
The Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach and Secretary to the Government, Martin Fraser, has agreed to launch the 2012 Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland on Friday 30 March 2012.
We would like to follow this with a shortened version of the North South Research Forum at which the five INICCO project leaders will give short presentations (around 10 minutes each) on their projects, followed by questions and discussion. This event will also mark the end of INICCO (Phase 1).
The five INICCO (Ireland Northern Ireland Cross-Border Cooperation Observatory) projects are:
Please note this event is by ‘invitation only’.