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  • ITEM publishes Cross-border Impact Assessment for 2018

    15-11-2018

    The ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2018 has been published! The report is intended as a valuable tool for policy makers at regional, national and European level when taking decisions on legislation and regulations with (additional) effects for border regions.

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    Frontier workers not eligible for Baukindergeld

    15-11-2018

    In March the German coalition agreed to a subsidy aimed at stimulating young families' own home ownership financially. Only  people living in Germany are eligible. What does this mean for taxpaying frontier workers? The Baukindergeld was examined in the framework of ITEM’s annual Cross-border Impact Assessment .

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    Update Dutch child care workers in North Rhine-Westphalia

    12-11-2018

    In order to cope with labour market shortages and abundances in the area of child care work it has been proposed that Dutch child care workers be employed across the border in Germany. However, recognition procedures have proven to stand in the way of the swift labour market access of Dutch child care workers. A current complaint procedure is aimed at finding out whether the cross-border mobility of child care workers may be facilitated. 

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    30% rule gets transitional right after all

    08-11-2018

    In the Belastingplan 2019 (Dutch Tax Plan 2019) Amendment Memorandum, the State Secretary for Finance announced that the reduction of the 30% ruling from 8 to 5 years will be granted a transitional period after all. The new duration of the ruling depends on the current end date.

  • Industrial Platform Regenerative Medicine for affordable cure for chronic diseases

    07-11-2018

    As part of the political summit between the Netherlands and Flanders, a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on enhanced cooperation in the field of personalized medicine was signed in Middelburg on 5 November 2018 by State Secretary Mona Keijzer of EZK and Minister Phillipe Muyters of EWI in the presence of both Prime Ministers.

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    Report on frontier workers in Europe leads to proposal for legislative amendment by minister

    06-11-2018

    The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has responded in a letter to the House of Representatives, which has ensured that a recommendation from the report Grenswerkers in Europa (frontier workers in Europe) has been resolved.

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    UM and Dutch Embassy host Berlin Science Week event

    05-11-2018

    Maastricht University (UM) is the only Dutch university to have organised an event together with the Dutch Embassy during the famous Berlin Science Week.

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    University of Luxembourg signs cooperation agreement with Maastricht University

    01-11-2018

    On 31 October, the University of Luxembourg entered a cooperation agreement with Maastricht University.

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    Crowdfunding in academia: exception or future reality?

    31-10-2018

    If you can’t persuade official funding bodies of the merit of your research proposal, is crowdfunding a viable alternative? Here, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha and Marieke Hopman talk about their experiences with crowdfunding.

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    First step in B-solutions project completed

    30-10-2018

    A first document has been published as part of the B-Solutions project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions”. The goal of the project, submitted by the Province of Limburg (NL) as lead applicant and carried out by Expertise Centre ITEM, is to develop roadmaps and factsheets aimed at boosting cross-border mobility and employability by improving recognition

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