Research Papers 2012

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Employment and Learning research papers published during 2012.

>UK Youth Employment and Training Schemes

- Date: 12/12/2012 - Author: Eóin Murphy

This paper provides a spreadsheet detailing UK Youth Employment and Training Schemes.


Mobile Infrastructure Project

- Date: 23/11/2012 - Author: Research and Information Service

The following paper provides an overview of the Mobile Infrastructure Project, outlining what the project aims to achieve, and how it will be delivered.


Scottish Universities – Proof of Residence

- Date: 06/11/2012 - Author: Eóin Murphy

This paper briefly discusses the proof of residency requirements needed to be met in order to attend Scottish Universities.


CAO Admissions Criteria

- Date: 10/10/2012

This paper discusses the Central Applications Office in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) admissions criteria for Northern Ireland (NI) students. It also considers the points equivalence for A-Levels and AS-Levels to Leaving Certificate Exams (LCE) and the number of NI domiciled students attending ROI Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).


EU Regional Employment Data

- Date: 14/09/2012

The following paper is a companion paper to 128/12Northern Ireland’s Economy and Labour Market. It provides a comparison of major employment data for Northern Ireland and selected EU regions. The data discussed includes: Employment; Unemployment; and Economic Activity rates


Northern Ireland’s Economy and Labour Market

- Date: 14/09/2012

This paper provides a discussion of the Northern Ireland Economy and Labour Market. It includes consideration of economic growth, employment and unemployment and levels of economic activity.


Key European Union Issues of Note to the Committee for Employment and Learning

- Date: 14/09/2012

The following Briefing Note is a companion paper to Paper 130/12 European Commission Legislative Proposals 2012. This paper briefly discusses key issues in the EU which may be of note to the Committee for Employment and Learning.


European Commission Legislative Proposals 2012

- Date: 14/09/2012

This paper provides a spreadsheet detailing information on legislative and non-legislative initiatives laid out in the EU Commission Work Programme 2012.


Youth Training Groups based in Northern Ireland

- Date: 03/07/2012

This paper provides a spreadsheet detailing groups based in Northern Ireland which provide training to young people.


Scotland Tuition Fees and Northern Ireland Students

- Date: 01/05/2012

When a student goes to university in another EU country, as an EU citizen they are entitled to pay the same course fees as a national. Within a nation (such as within the UK) it is possible for a country to differentiate fees between regions as they are not subject to the cross border aspect of EU regulations. This gives rise to a potential issue regarding the unique constitutional circumstances of Northern Ireland residents, where it is possible for them to claim Irish and/or UK citizenship. In these circumstances, the question must be asked – Is it possible for a Northern Ireland student holding an Irish passport to claim EU eligibility for free tuition fees in Scotland?


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