CBPES attendance at INOU session - Information for Cross Border Living and Working
The INOU (Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed) invited Advisers from CBPES to attend one of their current online sessions regarding ‘Information for Cross Border Living and Working’. This event focused on where people can access accurate information on living and working on different sides of the border.
The INOU are aware that concerns have been raised over many years about people having incomplete or inaccurate information about cross-border working. In some cases, this can lead to significant difficulties for people. They are aware that the need for accurate information and accurate information sources are very important.
For this session the INOU partnered with Advice NI, the Centre for Cross-Border Studies and North Connaught and Ulster Citizens Information Service (CIS).
- Kevin Higgins, Head of Policy with Advice NI outlined the work of Advice NI and the network of Centres where people can go to have their range of queries answered. Kevin also highlighted some key issues and concerns that have arisen in the recent past and some issues that are likely to arise in the period ahead.
- Annmarie O’Kane, Information and Border People Project Manager with the Centre for Cross-Border Studies highlighted the work of the Centre, including a focus on the Border People Project. Annmarie outlined some of the key queries and concerns that have been raised with the Centre over the past few years and provided some useful information in relation to these.
- Sharon Dillon, Regional Manager with the North Connaught and Ulster CIS provided information on the network of Centres within the Citizens Information Service. Sharon also advised of key issues and trends around Cross-Border living and working.
Sharon, Annmarie and Kevin highlighted the value of collaborative working that is an important aspect of their work.
For further information please contact:
Development and Membership Worker
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