Presentation Neimed during first Euregio Summer School
Last week, a cross-border and multidisciplinary summer school was organised for the first time in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. 45 students from higher education institutions and representatives from knowledge institutes in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion came together with one goal: to develop visions of the future on the theme 'Improving inclusive Mobility in the Digital Age' in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion. One of the organisers was the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM.
The Neimed expertise Centre (Dutch expertise and innovation centre for social effects demographic decline) was involved in this 1st Euregio Summer School. Neimed researchers Maja Ročak and Inge Hooijen (Research Centre for Education and Labour Market) gave the lecture 'Understanding Demographic Transition in the Euregio' on population development, trends and mobility within the Eurogion.
As part of the Interreg project HYPEREGIO-EarlyTech, this first Euregio school was organised on the initiative of the Aachen - Zweckverband region from 10 to 14 September 2018. Students from higher education institutions in Aachen, Hasselt, Heerlen, Liège and Maastricht and representatives from knowledge institutes worked together for a week on ideas, visions and solutions for the various forms of cross-border mobility that enrich and facilitate the daily life of people in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion in the digital age. They were guided by professors from Euroregional higher education institutions who gave insights into the basic principles of modern concept development.
Every day another research institute in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion was visited. The Corda Campus in Hasselt opened the summer school and on Wednesday South Limburg was on the programme: the 'District of Tomorrow' in Heerlen and the 'Maastricht International Centre'. The participants were welcomed here by Provincial Executive Hans Teunissen. After a presentation about the Maastricht International Centre, the visit to Maastricht was concluded with an evening programme at The Student Hotel & Lumière Cinema, organised by youRegion partner Holland Expat Center South.