This morning ITEM-researcher @susannesivonen gave a keynote speech at the CBI event on the EU legislative framework on cross-border healthcare, finding that it is not fit for cross-border regions and their inhabitants.
The expertise centre ITEM operates at the convergence of research, counselling, knowledge exchange, and training activities in the domain of cross-border mobility and cooperation. The countries of the European Union are confronted with great challenges following the increasing globalisation of the economy and the internationalisation of the current and future society. ITEM is an interdisciplinary institute which was initiated by Maastricht University (UM) in cooperation with Zuyd Hogeschool, NEIMED, the (Dutch) province of Limburg, the city of Maastricht and the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.
The ITEM Annual Conference 2022 will take place on 18 November 2022 in Groningen. Titled ‘The future of border regions in Europe – Impact on safety, health and energy supply for border residents’ it will focus on the impact of border regions on security, health and energy supply for the inhabitants of Europe's internal borders.
The conference is hybrid with limited amount of physical places and will be broadcasted via a live-stream.
The topics of the ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2022 have been selected! The ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2022 will deal with a broad array of current cross-border issues, illuminated through multidisciplinary dossier research. With its own impact assessment methodology, ITEM studies cross-border effects to provide more insight into European and national legislative and policy initiatives.
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Law Blogs Maastricht. For our five-year anniversary, ITEM has published a PDF of our English blog posts up to August 2019 called 'A glance at ITEM: Scientific contributions to cross-border cooperation and mobility'. It is a collection of short pieces about current topics related to cross-border mobility and cooperation. All blogs submitted by ITEM (in English and Dutch) can be found using the ITEM tag.
Once again this year, the annual report of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM offers new insights into the effects on border regions of European and national legislation and policy initiatives. The 2022 Border Impact Report is intended to be a valuable tool for policy makers at regional, national and European level to identify the effects on the border region and cross-border cooperation.
A lack of coordinated arrangements between neighbouring countries is making it extremely difficult to realise a successful energy transition in the German-Dutch border regions. These are the findings of the annual Cross-border Impact Assessment by the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University).
The ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 took a closer look at the tax and social security implications of homeworking by cross-border workers in the homeworking dossier. Together with the Secretariat-General of the Benelux Union, the ITEM Expertise Centre organised the Benelux - ITEM Conference "The Future of Work - Working from Home from a Cross-Border Perspective" on Thursday 13 October 2022 in Brussels.
In the ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021, the "Impact analysis into the future of working from home for cross-border workers post-COVID-19" investigated the consequences for taxation and social security of working from home by cross-border workers. Hybrid work is the future, also for the...
Not out of possibility, but out of necessity The last couple of weeks of 2021 were dominated by the cross-border nature of the COVID-19 crisis, and the fight against it. While the Netherlands went into the holiday season under a lockdown, complete closures were largely absent in Germany and Belgium...
After 493 days of intensive negotiations, Belgium has a new federal government 1 The largest amount released for the new policy is invested in social policy, i.e. 2.3 billion euros out of a total of 3.2 billion euros. The federal government's objective is to protect social...
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