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  • Martin Unfried

    Interview: An advocate of cross-border working

    08-01-2018

    Martin Unfried, 'Ontgrenzer' at the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM was interviewed by Julian Binn German-Dutch media site 'AHA24x7' about his view on cross-border labour and his job as 'ontgrenzer'.

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    ITEM sets out bottlenecks related to the recognition of qualifications

    12-12-2017

    When professionals and students move to other countries to either work or study there, they may need recognition of their qualifications. Different instruments and procedures exist depending on the purpose of mobility. Despite the fact that such instruments mainly aim at facilitating mobility, bottlenecks may nonetheless arise in practice. ITEM briefly sets out some exemplary bottlenecks including suggested solutions related to the recognition of qualifications following from their casuistry and research.

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    Gain Insight into the Professional Qualifications Directive: A simple Guide

    12-12-2017

    The ITEM Expertise Centre has developed a brief explanatory document to increase the readability of the Directive 2005/36/EC, also known as Professional Qualifications Directive, thereby allowing interested parties to quickly gain insight in the directive’s structure and content.

  • ITEM Quick scan Regeerakkoord NL 2017

    Quick scan of Dutch coalition agreement: effects for border regions

    08-12-2017

    De ITEM quick scan maakt een eerste inschatting mogelijk in hoeverre een onderwerp een verdere beoordeling vergt wat mogelijke grenseffecten betreft. ITEM heeft de quick scan toegepast op beleidsvoornemens die in het Nederlandse Regeerakkoord van 2017 worden genoemd. 

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    UM hosts TV show College Tour with Tom Dumoulin

    29-11-2017

    On 28 November, Maastricht University hosted Dutch TV show College Tour. In our own UM SPORTS they recorded a programme with top cyclist Tom Dumoulin as their guest.

  • IRSCL to issue statement defending academic freedom

    17-11-2017

    On Universal Children’s Day, 20 November 2017, the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) will issue a Statement of Principles, because it is worried about the ways in which contemporary geopolitics curtail academic freedom.

  • ITEM Jaarconferentie 2017 © Vera van Vliet

    The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

    13-11-2017

    Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. The ITEM Expertise Centre is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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    FASoS researchers Sally Wyatt and Anna Harris win international book prize

    06-11-2017

    Anna Harris (FASoS), Susan Kelly (University of Exeter) and Sally Wyatt (FASoS) have won the 2017 Sociology of Health and Illness book prize for their book ‘CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media’ (Routledge 2016).

  • Melissa Siegel - Inaugural lecture - Migration studies - UNU-MERIT

    Migration &: The Depth and Breadth of Migration Studies

    17-10-2017

    What do we consider a migrant? What drives migration? And how does migration interact with other areas? These are topics Prof. dr. Siegel covered in her inaugural lecture in June 2017.

  • HRH Princess Margriet and the Advisory Board Global Health

    UM welcomes HRH Princess Margriet

    17-10-2017

    Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet took part in the yearly meeting of the Advisory Board Global Health. This board - which gives advise to the master’s programmes Global Health at UM and at McMaster University Canada - comes together every year, alternately between Maastricht/the Netherlands and Canada.

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