Demand-driven research assignments and society-oriented research projects

Many of the projects ITEM is involved in stem from a demand from clients, such as the Meuse-Rhine Euregion and INTERREG. Examples of these, often short-term, research projects are impact analyses around obstacles in cross-border labour mobility, diploma recognition, taxation and legal instruments and governance. ITEM’s experts engage in analyses where they not only look for solutions based on existing obstacles, but also proactively look for problems that may arise with new, future political agendas. In this way, ITEM’s presence in places like Brussels, The Hague and Düsseldorf is an important pillar for the future.

Research request

Do you have a structural or fundamental cross-border issue that needs scientific research? Are you interested in background information and analysis of cross-border issues?