Where are the plans for cooperation with Germany and Belgium?
Researchers Pim Mertens and Martin Unfried, both affiliated with the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM, make a clear appeal to the new government. Start cooperation with Germany and Belgium and look for cross-border solutions in the field of the labor market, housing, climate and (corona) crisis management. Read their opinion piece in the Dutch magazine Volkskrant.
The expertise centre ITEM operates at the convergence of research, counselling, knowledge exchange, and training activities in the domain of cross-border mobility and cooperation. The countries of the European Union are confronted with great challenges following the increasing globalisation of the economy and the internationalisation of the current and future society. ITEM is an interdisciplinary institute which was initiated by Maastricht University (UM) in cooperation with Zuyd Hogeschool, NEIMED, the (Dutch) province of Limburg, the city of Maastricht and the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.