• Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells
  • The burdensome fiscal and social security status of highly mobile workers


    Due to globalization and the increasingly integrated nature of regional economies, workers largely operate cross-border on a highly mobile basis. Because of this highly mobile character of activities, difficulties arise regarding the place of exercise of employment for tax purposes, and affiliated (dis)coordination difficulties between tax and social security rules.

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    Maastricht to become the city of the European citizen


    What The Hague is to peace and justice, Maastricht can become for the European citizen. A city where residents, policymakers and academics from all over Europe work on solutions to today’s problems.

  • Definitive Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities


    Dutch Universities agreed with unions to a new Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao NU).

    The signed agreement is available on the VSNU-website.

    The collective agreement (cao) is valid for the period from 1 July 2017 up to and including 31 December 2019. The agreements will be implemented in the text of the collective labour agreement as soon as possible.

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    First graduates University College Venlo


    Mirte van den Boogaard and Augustin Poncelet will be among the first graduates of the bachelor’s programme at University College Venlo (UCV). They look back on a memorable experience.

  • More insecurity in border regions over increased VAT rate


    What does the announced VAT increase mean for the Dutch border regions? Read more on the results and recommendations in ITEM's report 'Verkenning van grenseffecten van verhoging lage Btw-tarief'.

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    Recognition of diplomas: roadmap


    One of the projects that has been submitted in the B-solutions call from the European Commission is about a roadmap for the recognition of qualifications. The roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications concerning highly demanded professions are aimed at boosting cross-border mobility and employability by improving recognition.

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  • Launching ITEM's cross border portal in September


    Expertise Centre 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 will be launched in September 2018.

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    ‘Brightlands campuses indispensable for the Limburg economy’


    With the Brightlands campuses deputy Joost van den Akker sees more international opportunities


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