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    Recap ITEM Annual Conference 2021: Empowering border regions - More than ever?

    07-12-2021

    The importance of cross-border cooperation manifests itself more than ever during the coronapandemic. Multi-level governance is the foundation for taking the next steps; looking for each other and perpetuating relationships at all levels, in administration, politics and practice. This became clear during the ITEM annual conference on 19 November, which focused on the lessons learned, opportunities and challenges of cross-border cooperation. Watch the video recap

  • ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 published

    19-11-2021

    Due to the Corona crisis, also many cross-border workers are forced to work in their home country. They have been asked not to cross the border to come to their office situated in the neighbouring country. At the moment, this is only possible because the Dutch, Belgian and German governments have agreed on special exemptions from certain rules until the rest of this year. Otherwise, these frontier workers would face major changes with respect to their social security contribution, taxes and health care. But what, if governments and employers from now on will permanently stimulate that employees work more days from home? ITEM has found out that this would have tremendous consequences for cross-border work if legislation does not change accordingly. This is one out of four case of this year’s research into border effects.

  • NASPAA-Batten simulation competition

    How to make a city sustainable — in a single day?

    08-04-2020

    “It was an exciting day and a great learning experience, especially given the time pressure, the intensity of the challenge and having to work with a new team,” said Apoorva Shankar, looking back on this year's NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition 2020.

  • Presenting our latest batch of future policy makers

    Presenting our latest batch of future policy makers

    08-07-2019

    Students from our Master's in Public Policy and Human Development (2018-19) marked the end of their course at a festive ceremony in Sint Janskerk, Maastricht.

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    Master’s students get a taste of real-life policy processes in Malta

    03-07-2019

    Three students on our Master’s programme in Public Policy and Human Development took part in a conference in Malta, held on 17-20 April 2019 by the Douzelage European town twinning association within the Europe For Citizens programme.

  • 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.

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    ITEM calls for participants of survey about international migrants in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

    05-09-2017

    Maastricht University researchers are currently calling for people to take part in a survey about the reasons for highly-skilled international migrants to come to live and/or work in Limburg (NL) or the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. By participating, you can help make internationals’ lives, like your own, in the region easier and increase the attractiveness of the region for internationals.

  • SMART

    SURF subsidy for development open online services

    09-05-2017

    The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has selected the project ‘Leading to Success: SMART Choices and SMART Tools’, submitted by project leader Dr. Mindel van de Laar , for funding in a competitive selection process to encourage open and online education.

  • ITEM Brochures  Vera van Vliet

    ITEM’s prospective study on understanding the decision of international migrants to stay in or leave the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR), which officially starts in 2017, is being prepared.

    25-08-2016

    ITEM researchers kicked off the preparatory work for ITEM’s prospective PhD research project with the title “Understanding the decision of international migrants to stay in or leave the Euroregion” starting in 2017.

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