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  • DigiD transcending borders: Frontier workers now able to apply for DigiD

    29-09-2020

    DigiD is known as the quick and easy identification system for use of government websites. Sadly, in the past frontier workers seemed to be excluded from this service. In accordance with the ruling of the Council of State, the Dutch government has officially expanded the DigiD provision. Meaning that, as of today, frontier workers are able to apply for a DigiD. ITEM reports how this decision came about and what it means.

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    PANDEMRIC explores the benefits of Euregional cooperation during (health) crises

    10-09-2020

    Discoordination at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak caused numerous bottlenecks in the border regions, which proved to have negative effects on Euregional cooperation. The PANDEMRIC project (Interreg V-A Euregio Maas-Rijn), aimed at promoting Euroregional cooperation in the field of health care, may offer opportunities for optimal cross-border crisis management.

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    Two awards NWO/NWA Idea generator

    09-07-2020

    The NWO has awarded two grants to projects of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab under its Idea Generator Programme.

     

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    Unclear whether your diploma is recognised in another EU country

    28-05-2020

    In an ideal European Union everyone should be able to work and study in a Member State of their choice. This is difficult in practice, according to research by lawyer Lavinia Kortese, a researcher at ITEM. Lavinia dived into the maze of rules and has written recommendations that benefit mobility in the EU.
     

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    Maastricht scholars successfully fight forced marriage and marital captivity

    20-12-2019

    For the research group led by Susan Rutten, professor of Islamic Family Law in a European Context at Maastricht University (UM), in recent weeks, everything has fallen into place. Partly in response to the recommendations of their MARICAP study, the Dutch minister of legal protection Sander Dekker recently proposed a bill to make it possible to bring a swifter end to marital captivity.

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    New civil servants law increases uncertainty for cross-border workers

    22-11-2019

    From 1 January 2020, a new Dutch law regarding the legal status of civil servants can prevent certain employees of Dutch universities from working at home. In a change from the current situation, from January on it matters to cross-border workers how much time they work in the office or from home.

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    ITEM researcher co-authors WODC study on migration of asylum permit holders

    01-11-2019

    On Thursday 10 October, a report concerning migration of asylum permission holders was published by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This report is co-authored by Marloes de Hoon, a PhD candidate who is conducting research into mobility of refugees under the umbrella of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) at Maastricht University and affiliated to Statistics Netherlands. The report is co-authored with Arjen Leerkes, professor at Maastricht University and research fellow at WODC.

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    Dr Zvezda Vankova (Law) receives Rubicon grant

    18-07-2019

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Dr Zvezda Vankova of the Faculty of Law a Rubicon grant that allows her to conduct research at the University of Lund (Sweden) for a period of 24 months. The Rubicon programme is intended to give young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

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