ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment
As a result of the input from ITEM stakeholders, the internal discussions and the view of the ITEM impact assessment working group, the following selection has been made with respect to the relevant topics for the impact assessment 2021.
Also this year, ITEM will work together on one particular topic with other European cross-border institutes. This will be the EU legislative proposal for a minimum wage directive and its potential implications for border regions.
The research topics of the 2021 Cross-Border Impact Assessment are as follows:
Preliminary Dossier Selection
|1. Potential effects of legislation supporting home office/ working at home for cross-border workers at the borders (DE/BE/NL)|
|2. The effects of cross-border mismatches in the field of health care (DE, BE, NL)|
|3. Potential effects of the current EU proposal for a directive on minimum wages on the border region|
|4. Follow-up assessment: effects of second and third wave of the Coronacrisis on the border region (Euregio Meuse-Rhine)|
The research activities for this years' Cross-Border Impact Assessment have been set in motion. The official publication is expected in November 2021, and will naturally receive attention during the ITEM Annual Conference 2021.
December 2020 - Survey - ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021
The Summaries are available English, German, Dutch and French
ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 - Summaries
|Go to the Cross-Border Portal
*For the first time, ITEM worked together with partners from the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) in order to examine the possible cross-border effects of this EU initiative for four different cross-border regions across Europe. In addition to mapping the impact on these regions’ citizens, businesses and society, this dossier offers a unique opportunity to test and further develop the methodology of the ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment throughout other parts of Europe in close collaboration with the TEIN partners.
November 2020 - ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment published
November 2020 - European cross-border approaches to the corona crisis are hard to find
March 2020 - Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020: Corona mainly controls the cross-border situation
December 2019 - Survey – ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020
With its annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment, ITEM provides more insight into the effects on cross-border regions of European and national legislative and policy initiatives. The report is intended as a valuable tool for policymakers at regional, national and European level in making decisions regarding (cross-)border regions. In particular, these impact assessments help to identify existing or future cross-border effects and thus contribute to the political debate. In addition, the results of the examination of individual dossiers allow for timely adaptation of legislative proposals while they are still pending.
The Cross-border Impact Assessment and the separate dossiers are available at the
ITEM Cross-border Portal.
|When:||Annually (from January to September)|
|Title:||'ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment'|
What are the effects of national and EU policy and legislation on border regions?
Are cross border workers affected by newly or soon to be implemented national or EU policy/legislation?
One of the main objectives of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and mobility / ITEM is to set-up and implement an annual cross border impact assessment report. Currently, there is a lack of information concerning the (expected) impact of national and EU policy and legislation on border regions. ITEM annual cross border impact assessment will start revealing the effects.
ITEM’s cross border impact assessment is aimed at scanning for relevant ex-ante and ex-post legislative and policy related dossiers of the European Union, national (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg) and regional authorities (i.e. North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Flanders, the Walloon provinces in Belgium, the German-speaking community in Belgium) that might (positively or negatively) impact cross border workers, cross border cooperation and regional socio-economic development.
The assessment offers additional and complementary insights to national and EU initiatives, and aims to be a valuable tool and resource for policy makers when making decisions concerning border regions.
Each year a selection of most relevant topics, that are most worthwhile to study and analyse into more detail, are made based on input from stakeholders. This can be done with an online tool in which stakeholders can contact ITEM directly, by submitting information about dossiers that might be interesting for assessment. ITEM will create a shortlist and start researching the effects on border regions in the months thereafter.
Martin Unfried (Ontgrenzer)
April 2019 - ITEM announces dossiers for 2019 Cross-border Impact Assessment
November 2018 - ITEM publishes Cross-border Impact Assessment for 2018
March 2018 - Announcement dossiers ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2018
November 2017 - The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed
November 2017 - Winds of change for border areas
April 2017 - The ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment: Basis for Action
January 2017 - Research ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 - call
October 2016 - ITEM publishes effects for border regions in first cross-border impact assessment
October 2016 - Cross-border employment: on paper it seems settled, but in practice it is difficult
May 2016 - ITEM investigates effects for border regions
February 2016 - ITEM starts with cross border impact assessment 2016