13 November 2017

The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

Crossing the border for a visit to a foreign city, or to work or live there; It is a common phenomenon in the areas along the German and Belgian border, thanks to the free market. But what about legislation and policies applied at a national and European level? Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. There are several tools at European, national and regional level. The Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross-border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.