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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.

The activities for ITEM's Cross-border Impact assessment 2017 are in full swing. Thanks to primary service providers who work with cross border workers on a daily basis and other stakeholders who have provided input to this cross-border impact assessment, ITEM has been able to produce a list of subjects. 

The report's progress can be found here: ITEM Cross-border impact assessment

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ITEM news

  • Doctorate removes tax barriers for EU-citizens who work across the border

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    On 12 July 2017 the defence of PhD Thesis of Dr Hannelore Niesten (joint doctorate UHasselt/UM) took place. The joint doctorate of Dr Hannelore Niesten was carried out under supervisors Prof. Dr. Elly Van de Velde (UHasselt) and Dr. Marjon Weerepas (Maastricht University). The University of Hasselt pubslished an article about the PhD thesis regarding the tax barriers of free movement of persons in the EU.

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    Cross-border mobility of specialized nurses - two Dutch hospitals in border regions

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom relations has asked ITEM to research the cross-border mobility of specialized nurses in some Dutch health care institutions. The goal of the research is to find out about the status and influence of quality standards and the actors involved, as well as to provide solutions to facilitate the cross-border mobility of specialized nurses while maintaining high quality health care.

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  • Beyond the refugee crisis

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    ITEM-researcher reflect on the 'refugee crisis' in Europe from their expertise.

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    Removing obstacles for cross-border workers. How do you do that?

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 Read more
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    Myth: Brussels imposes nothing but annoying measures

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Law researcher and scientific coordinator at the ITEM Expertise centre Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom featured Observant Magazine on whether the EU only produces annoying regulation and why that misconception continues to exist.

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  • Hoogenboom ELFA award

    ITEM's Alexander Hoogenboom awarded with ELFA Award 2016

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    ITEM’s scientific coordinator, dr. Alexander Hoogenboom, has been awarded ‘first place’ in the ELFA 2016 doctoral thesis competition on European law for his thesis 'Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union'.  The award was presented at ELFA's Annual General Meeting and Conference 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic.

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    The ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment: Basis for Action

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    After the successful completion of the Cross-border impact assessment in 2016, its dossiers are being being followed up on and the subjects of the 2017 assessment have been determined.

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    ITEM/ICGI starts new research project on cross-border corporate mobility in the EU

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    ITEM’s Marcus Meyer and Thomas Biermeyer have won a tender from the European Trade Union Institute for a three-year project on cross-border corporate mobility in the European Union and the European Economic Area.

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    The ongoing difficulty of drawing comparisons: a study on the definitions and success indicators of the transnational EURES cooperation

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    New ITEM study commissioned by EURES and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine on the definitions and processes of transnational public employment services.

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    Research into cross-border internships in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Expertise Center ITEM has started a research project about cross-border internships in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. The research, commissioned by the Meuse-Rhine Euregion and EURES, will be carried out and led by ITEM's 'de-borderer' between March 2017 and July 2017.

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