Report on procedural, organisational and legal aspects of awarding the European degree label

FOCI report 2024 European degree label

  On March 27th, the European Commission took a significant stride forward by unveiling a comprehensive blueprint for the European degree. This blueprint sets forth the framework and guidelines for the implementation of a European degree, marking a pivotal moment for European higher education institutions and students alike. Over the past year, the FOCI project, a […]

International and European researchers and their access to national health insurance coverage in the Netherlands

International and European researchers and their access to national health insurance coverage in the Netherlands Nuffic (the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education) and SOFIE (Sociaal Fiscaal Internationale Expertise) have heard concerns from many universities and research institutes about the national health insurance coverage of European and international researchers and their family members in the […]

New Netherlands-Belgium tax treaty signed: some bottlenecks removed

After years of negotiations, the new tax treaty between the Netherlands and Belgium was signed on 21 June 2023 by State Secretary Van Rij, Belgian Finance Minister Van Peteghem and Flemish Finance Minister Van Diependaele. On 23 June, the text of the new treaty was made available from the Belgian side. This new treaty replaces […]

EMRLingua: Promoting knowledge of the so-called “neighbouring languages” in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

Promoting knowledge of the so-called “neighboring languages” in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine Project Completed 100% Promoting knowledge of the so-called “neighbouring languages” in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine The INTERREG V-A project EMR-Lingua runs from 2021-2023 and has the overarching goal of promoting knowledge of the so-called “neighbouring languages” (Dutch, French, and German) in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. To this end, […]

Crossquality: assessing the quality of cross-border cooperation

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Crossquality is a project supported by the Interreg-EMR Fund and the European Union. Its aim is to explore the possible qualitative indicators of the Interreg programme. As there are no qualitative indicators for the evaluation of Interreg projects yet, this project is a guideline for the whole European territory. The total budget of the project […]

Euregional Centre for Paediatric Surgery

The Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+) is working with partners at the Uniklinik Aachen, the Clinique CHC MontLégia and the CHR de la Citadelle in Liège to create a Euregional Centre for Paediatric Surgery. On this page you will find all the ins and outs regarding the initiative.  Background Paediatric surgery is a highly specialised […]

How Dutch cross-border workers can also benefit from unemployment benefit exports

EU Social Security Reform: Why the proposed changes in unemployment regulations are more nuanced than politicians and media suggest. In late March/early April, the media again published some disturbing reports about the planned changes to the unemployment schemes in the European Social Security Regulation and the possible abuse of Dutch benefits by foreign workers. The […]

Statute for Limburg: a legal instrument for border-specific problems

Which kind of legal instrument can offer an effective solution for the province of Limburg to better tackle border-specific legal problems? How can Limburg obtain a certain ‘mandate’ to play an active role in solving legal border obstacles? These (and other) questions are answered in the research report ‘Statute for Limburg’  which was adopted by the Provincial Executive […]

Roadmaps & Factsheets on Recognition of Qualifications

Practical Documents Boosting Cross-border Mobility by Facilitating the Recognition of Qualifications Procedures regarding the recognition of qualifications for regulated professions can be challenging. It can be difficult to identify the right competent authority and it may be necessary to submit extensive documentation. Due to their complexity, recognition procedures have often been accused of lacking transparency, […]