ITEM director Anouk Bollen appointed professor of Cross Border Pension Tax Law


As per 1 March 2016 ITEM director Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn has been appointed professor of Cross Border Pension Tax Law.

Anouk Bollen, who is affilliated with the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, is Director of Studies LL.M. in Tax Law and Director of Studies LL.M in International and European Tax Law.


Since 2015 she has been director of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility/ITEM, where she, besides management tasks, also deals with the institute's content, in particular in the field of Cross Border Pension Tax Law.

Her research among other things focuses on the optimal fiscal pension qualification that could increase cross border labour mobility as well as on improvement of cross border pension information provision from a fiscal perspective. 

In that respect she is already working substantively on a blueprint of a pension tracking system, in cooperation with dr. Lisa Brüggen of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. The research contributes to TTYPE, Track and Trace Your Pension in Europe: the European pension information system that the EU strives to achieve and has already aroused interest amongst several parties in Europe and the U.S.


Within Maastricht University Anouk Bollen also performs other cross border activities like the recently signed cooperation agreement between the Faculties of Law of Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. This cooperation realises the start of the Double Degree Master Programme of International and European Tax Law at the University of Aruba in September 2016.


For more information about ITEM :

For more information about the DDP International and European Tax

Also read

  • The Honours programme is an extracurricular activity for bachelor’s students in year 2 and 3 to showcase their academic skills and teamwork in a real-life project. We talked to Emma van Straten, a Health Sciences student and Honours alumna who organised an international conference on Lama2 in...

  • It has come to the attention of Maastricht University’s Executive Board and Management Team via an anonymous email that six of the protesters who have been allowed to stay in the garden of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) have embarked on a hunger strike as of today until their...

  • Maastricht University has decided that some of the protesters at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) may remain present at night for the time being in the role of ‘observers’. The condition is that the protests remain non-violent and the agreements made by UM and the activists are kept.