ITEM conducts research into current transnational and cross-border issues. One of its core activities is to conduct research into the effects of existing and future legislation on border regions and reveal these results through its annual ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment. Each year, ITEM makes a selection of the most important subjects that are most suitable for research and in-depth analysis. This selection is made on the basis of input by ITEM’s stakeholders. Dossier suggestions can be made through 25 January.