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Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and mobility / ITEM

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.

ITEM Annual Conference 2017 - ‘Fresh momentum for cross-border cooperation’

On Friday 10 November 2017 the ITEM Annual Conference 2017 took place. Expertise centre ITEM  wishes to thank you for contributing to the inspiring conference!

More information and documentation regarding the event can be found soon via the page below:
ITEM Annual Conference 2017

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ITEM's Annual Conference 2018 will be held on Friday, 9 November 2018. Please mark the date in your calendar!

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ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017

One of ITEM’s research activities is the development and application of an annual cross-border impact assessment. This assessment has the aim to contribute to the exploration and identification of (potential) negative or positive cross-border effects of planned legislation or policy initiatives. Thanks to our team of researchers the 2017 assessment is now completed.
 

10 November 2017
ITEM is pleased to announce the official release of the cross border impact assessment 2017.

The digital versions can be found through the link below, summaries are available in Dutch, English, German and French:
 

 

ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017

ITEM Annual Conference: Fresh momentum for cross-border cooperation (GROS)

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There is a growing interest in cross-border collaboration in the European Union as well as in border regions. This shows in the Cross-border impact assessment 2017 which was presented at the annual conference of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). This annual conference took place on 10 November 2017.

Read the full article on Europa Decentraal (Dutch):
ITEM Jaarconferentie: Frisse wind voor grensoverschrijdende samenwerking (GROS)
Also read:
The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed
Winds of change for border areas

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  • ITEM Jaarconferentie 2017 © Vera van Vliet

    The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. The ITEM Expertise Centre is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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    Winds of change for border areas

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    There is a growing interest in cross-border collaboration in the European Union , says Maastricht University's Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). ITEM's annual cross-border impact assessment generates scientific insights into themes involving cross-border mobility and cooperation.

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  • Melissa Siegel - Inaugural lecture - Migration studies - UNU-MERIT

    Migration &: The Depth and Breadth of Migration Studies

    Tuesday, October 17, 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's Martin Unfried present at EU Conference about Border Regions

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Martin Unfried from the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM of Maastricht University was present at the launch conference 'Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions' of the European Commission in Brussels. During the event Unfried gave background information about ITEM’s annual Cross-border Impact Assessment, which was put forward by the Commission as a good practice in regards to the improvement of the legislative process within the European Union.

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  • European Commission classifies ITEM as good practice

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    In an official document of the Commission’s Regional Policy titled Communication “Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions”, the Cross-border Impact Assessment of the ITEM Expertise centre of Maastricht University was put forward as a good practice by the European Commission in order to facilitate the improvement of the legislative process within the European Union.

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  • Cover Hoogenboom Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union

    ITEM publication about student mobility rights and national higher education autonomy in the European Union

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    The thesis ‘Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union’ by Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom, connected to the ITEM Expertise centre and the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, will be issued by publishing house Brill in the series ‘Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law’ in October 2017.

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    Reaction report ‘Cross-border workers in Europe’ by Ministry of the Interior to address the progress of cross-border cooperation

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    The Ministry of the Interior has written a response to the report ‘Cross-border workers in Europe’ (Grenswerkers in Europa) in a Letter to Parliament. Furthermore the minister addresses the progress of cross-border cooperation.

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

    Tuesday, September 5, 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.

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    Dr Marjon Weerepas appointed to endowed chair of Taxation of Cross-Border Employment

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Dr Marjon Weerepas has been appointed as professor occupying the new endowed chair of Taxation of Cross-Border Employment (0.2 FTE) with effect from 1 August.

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    Jean Monnet grant for ITEM/ICGI research project about cross-border corporate mobility in the EU

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ITEM’s Marcus Meyer and Thomas Biermeyer have won a Jean Monnet grant on the topic of cross-border mobility of companies in the EU and EEA. This project supplements a tender won by Thomas and Marcus earlier this year from ETUI for a three-year project on the same topic. The Jean Monnet grant allows to extend the project’s monitoring timespan to 20 years, covering the period 2000-2020 and organizing a high-level conference on this topic in Brussels.

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