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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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