ITEM Cross-border portal launched


The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM supports and promotes - from science - the euregional and transnational functioning of society. In order for society to use ITEM's research, a cross-border portal was launched on September 24th, 2018 during a GIPTOGETHER-meeting of Grensinfopunten (cross-border information points) in Eupen.

ITEM's cross-border portal has a dual function of housing a knowledge base on cross-border issues and of housing the ITEM casuistry (real life cases).

A new home for the ITEM casuistry (real life cases): Do you experience problems that impede your mobility across borders or which hamper cross-border cooperation, for example in the area of social security, access to education, migration legislation or taxation?  Do these problems need to be looked at from a scientific point of view? Submit your real life cases via

If you are interested in previous analyses conducted by ITEM you can find anonymised cases in the case database as part of the ITEM knowledge base.

The ITEM knowledge base features high quality and unique content on diploma recognition, pensions, social security and taxation seen in cross-border perspective.

ITEM cross-border portal - submit real life cases

Are you submitting real life cases to ITEM? Or are you interested in the answers from ITEM to real life cases? The ITEM cross-border portal is the central place to submit cases and to read about solution paths for cases regarding cross-border issues.

You can reach the ITEM cross-border portal

Read for example more about:
third country nationals (with a non-EU nationality) working as cross-border workers;
the recognition of qualifications of physical education teachers in the Netherlands and Belgium;
the duration of recognition of qualifications.

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