15 September 2020
Change of address

A fresh start for ITEM

Since August 2020 ITEM has moved to a beautiful historic building a building of Maastricht University in the city centre of Maastricht. In addition, ITEM has a new coordinator: Pascal Vossen. He has been running the daily office since this spring. After a period of a lot of working from home and online meetings, we can start fresh again! Of course at an appropriate distance. We are happy to introduce the new location and new coordinator to you.

Does corona have consequences for border regions?

“Regional economic development is limited by the effects of corona. I think it is important and am proud that our team focuses our attention on removing border barriers, because it creates opportunities. You can read more about our work on our cross border portal. During our annual conference in Middelburg on 20 November, 'corona' will also be an important topic.”

“In the meantime, I was also able to experience the first relocation of ITEM. We can still be found in the city centre of Maastricht, only no longer in the building on the Bouillonstraat. Now Kapoenstraat 2 is the new base of ITEM. At an appropriate distance from each other we are now increasingly more present here as a team in order to do our part. As soon as it is possible, we would like to welcome you to our 'new' building, which has existed for a very long time.

Pascal Vossen

Hustinx Mansion

As of August 2020 we have relocated to a building of Maastricht University, the Hustinx mansion, named after the coffee brewer J. Hustinx. It was built in 1882 and consists of several structural elements from various centuries. The oldest date back to the 16th century, with cellars from the late Middle Ages. In the 1920s, the Hustinx mansion became a tax office. Forty years later, it was converted into offices for the Provincial Executive. When UM moved in, in 1987, the building was fundamentally renovated to make it suitable for educational purposes.

ITEM Kapoenstraat
Entrance hall Kapoenstraat 2