20 Jul 2016
ITEM event

Opening Maastricht International Centre

On Wednesday July 20th, in the presence of the Mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, the Governor of the Province of Limburg, Theo Bovens, and the dean of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, Professor Hildegard Schneider, opened the first international centre in Centre Céramique, Maastricht. The centre helps internationals by giving them a soft landing in our region, helping them to connect to the region and tackles the bottlenecks in cross-border mobility and cooperation.

Visitors learned about all aspects of the cooperation between the Cross Border Information Point (Grensinfopunt/GIP) Maastricht, the Holland Expat Center South (HECS) and the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). 

The opening took place in English.

Programme Wednesday 20 July

13.30-14.00 Reception with coffee and vlaai
14.00-14.30 In discussion with GIP Maastricht, HECS and ITEM
14.30-15.30

Official opening by the Mayor of the Municipality of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Governor of the Dutch Province of Limburg, Theo Bovens and the dean of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, Professor Hildegard  Schneider

15.30-17.00 Drinks
17.00 End

Additionally, there was an open session of the Cross-border Information Point Maastricht from 10.00-13.00 hrs.