In line with its objective of providing a supportive framework for collaborative research and professional activities in teacher education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) provides SEED FUNDING for projects such as research, conferences and exchanges which further this objective.
The purpose of the matching service is to help find partners in a relevant subject area from the other jurisdiction.
As the funding is for a COLLABORATIVE project, a minimum of 2 partners is required, with at least one of the partners coming from each jurisdiction, north and south. The application has to be for a joint project to secure funding.
If you need a partner, please complete the application form which can be found on the SCoTENS website using the link below:
and return it to Eimear Donnelly
, Centre for Cross Border Studies, 39 Abbey Street, Armagh BT61 7EB, by post or email.
People looking for research partner(s)
The links below go to webpages containing information about people who are looking for a research partner. Full details are provided in the accompanying PDF document.
*Please notify Eimear Donnelly once you have found a suitable partner, so your details can be removed from the webpage.
Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel
Date: 30-31 January 2014
While there is no longer an all-island Common Chapter, the Irish Government’s 2007-2013 National Development Plan (NDP) notes that the border “causes natural markets to fragment along territorial lines, reducing economic interaction and the opportunity to develop economies of scale and strong indigenous industries is lost. Firms tend to shun border regions and infrastructural links are not developed, resulting in unbalanced economic growth. Taking an all-island approach will help deliver more balanced regional development and address the negative effects of the border” (p.96).
The Towards a Border Development Zone (BDZ) action research project explores the potential of a joint economic development approach across the whole Irish and Northern Irish cross-border region. The idea for the Border Development Zone originated in a meeting of policy makers (including representatives of InterTradeIreland, Invest NI, Forfás, Enterprise Ireland and IBEC) in Newry in September 2011 to discuss the emerging findings of the Bradley & Best report, Cross-Border Economic Renewal: Rethinking Regional Policy in Ireland, which was commissioned by the Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS). This project is part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Read the full Press Release [PDF 201Kb]
Issue 5 of BORDER-ZINE was published today.
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In this issue:
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Call for SCoTENS North/South Research Projects, January 2014 – 2015
- New EU Law allows for cross-border healthcare
- Border Roads to Memories & Reconciliation Project
and much, much more…
In line with its objective of providing a supportive framework for collaborative research and professional activities in teacher education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) provides ‘SEED FUNDING’ for projects such as research, conferences and exchanges which further this objective.
The application process is now open – please visit the SCoTENS website to download the application form and guidance notes.
The invitation letters for the eleventh annual SCoTENS Conference were sent out today.
Should you wish to register for the conference or the Seed Funding Workshop, please print out the relevant form(s) below and return to
Centre for Cross Border Studies
39 Abbey Street
Armagh BT61 7EB
by Wednesday 25th September 2013, following the instructions contained in the documents.
First Newsletter of the COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR POSITIVE PEACE PROJECT (CAPP)
It focuses on the issue of sectarianism. It also contains details of the launch of the CAPP project.
Download the CAPP-Newsletter [PDF 1219Kb]
DECADE OF CENTENARIES – 1912-1922 Exhibition & Workshops
The Southern Peace III Partnership is holding a series of exhibition and workshop events in the Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge and Newry and Mourne District Council areas between 9th – 21st September 2013 entitled ‘Decade of Centenaries – 1912 – 1922’.
This programme is funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Download the Centenaries invite [PDF 1372Kb]
European Border Regions in Comparison: Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?
Edited by Katarzyna Stoklosa, Gerhard Besier
- Part I: Territorial Disputes and Questions of Identity
- Part II: Cross-Border Co-Operation
- Part III: Perceptions of Borders and Border Regimes
- Part IV: Prejudices, Stereotypes and Nationalism
Publishing: Dec 2013—US / Jan 2014—UK
HB: 978-0-415-72589-9 | $125 / £80.00
Routledge Studies in Modern European History series
Publicity/Information leaflet [PDF 832Kb]
The Building Change Trust has commissioned an opinion piece by Andy Pollak and Brian Harvey of the Centre for Cross Border Studies: “The Potential for Cross Border Exchange and Learning in respect of change in the Community and Voluntary Sector.”
The Trust has been conscious that many organisations in Northern Ireland look to the UK for learning about change and development.
This led us to think about the potential for learning within the community and voluntary sector on a cross border basis given the apparent differential development on both sides of the border, and the particular challenges posed for Republic of Ireland organisations given the severe economic downturn.
Whilst there are some organisations working on an all island, and islands, basis it seems much cross border work is for the purposes of Peace and Reconciliation, with limited consideration in the sector given to other learning and development opportunities.
The opinion piece which has now been completed will be published in September and followed up with an open seminar and debate taking place on Friday 18 October at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry, commencing with registration at 1030, closing at 1245 with a networking lunch.
Download the report [PDF 4068 KB]
Further details, including agenda and speakers, will be announced in due course.
Register for the event (via EventBrite)
The Building Change Trust was established in 2008 by the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant of £10million as an investment for community capacity building and promotion of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.
The Trust supports the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland through the development, delivery of, and learning from a range of programmes including commissioned work, awards programmes and other interventions.
The 26th JHISS brings together in Armagh’s Market Place Theatre high-profile writers, artists, performers, speakers and critics to consider this year’s theme, “Living Among Strangers: the lost meaning of home” inspired by John Hewitt’s poem, ‘The Search‘
On Monday 22nd July 2013 – The Centre for Cross Border Studies Annual Talk: ‘14 years of crossborder collaboration: the usefulness of outsiders’ by Andy Pollak.
The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) today launched their new project: ‘Towards a Border Development Zone’.
This innovative research and conference project will explore the potential of a joint economic development approach across the whole Irish and Northern Irish cross-border region, from Derry to Dundalk, and from Donegal to Down, including all the towns and counties in between. In doing this it will build on the work of the three existing local authority-based cross-border networks: EBR, ICBAN and NWRCBG.
The project is part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
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