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  • Enactus: enterprising students with a big heart

    20-12-2018

    They support women with legal problems on a voluntary basis, collect money to recycle waste to make light sources, set up social enterprises, or work for global health. There are many ways in which students at Maastricht University go the extra mile.

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    Recipe book for bioplastic from sugar beet

    19-12-2018

    How do you cook a sugar beet to obtain bioplastics? Ola Wróblewska answered this question in her dissertation, with with she earned the first ever doctorate at the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials.

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    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    13-12-2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

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    Cooperating & connecting: ITEM Director on regional television

    21-11-2018

    On 19 November Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen (ITEM / Maastricht University, Faculty of Law), was a guest on the regional television programme L1 AvondGasten. Together with members of the European Parliament she took part in a discussion about several European themes. They discussed ITEM's focus, as well as the recently published Cross-border Impact Assessment. The discussion was led by Sander Kleikers of L1.

  • 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.

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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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    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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