ITEM joins TEIN network of cross-border organisations


 The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation / ITEM is glad to have become a member of TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network), the network for cross-border institutes and universities. With its membership, Expertise Centre ITEM will strengthen its cooperation with other institutes and universities in border regions.

The membership declaration was signed by the Director of Expertise Centre ITEM, Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen and Director of the Euro-Institut, Georg Walter following the TEIN Network meeting on Wednesday 21 March 2018 hosted by the Euro-Institut in Kehl.

Signing TEIN membership declaration Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen ITEM and Georg Walter Euro-Institut
Signing TEIN membership declaration Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen (Director ITEM) and Georg Walter (Director Euro-Institut)


The Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) is a network of excellence in transfrontier training, research and support services throughout Europe. TEIN was formed in 2010 and is led by the Euro-Institut in Kehl/Strasbourg. Its unique feature is that it consists of universities, research institutes and training centres among eight border regions in Europe, which are dedicated to the practical business of cross-border cooperation. The aim of TEIN is to strengthen European integration by building capacity in cross-border contexts.  

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