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Grenpaal ITEM

“Building cross-border cooperation”

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2019 | Enschede
Anniversary edition – 5 years ITEM

The two-day ITEM annual conference 2019 is organised in cooperation with the province of Overijssel and has the theme ‘Building on cross-border cooperation’ with a special focus on ‘cross-border care and safety’ on Thursday 21 November.

This anniversary edition takes place at a special location, namely in Enschede, the most German city in the Netherlands.

Thursday 21 November 2019 | 10.30- 17.00 | Wilmink Theater, Enschede
‘Cross-border care and safety’

During this inspiring day full of best practices in the field of cross-border care and safety along the Dutch border, possible solutions for bottlenecks will also be discussed and presented. Projects in the field of cross-border care and safety that are being discussed include: Meuse-Rhine Euroregion incident control and crisis management/EMRIC, EURIEC and a Euroregional Pediatric Surgery Centre. Best practices from other European countries are also discussed, such as medical emergency services in the Pyrenees and cross-border health cooperation in Austria.

Click here for the detailed program.

Friday 22 November 2019 | 10.30-18.00 | Grote Kerk, Enschede
‘Building cross-border cooperation’

ITEM has seen many cross-border projects in which cooperation, solidarity and support contribute to the well-being of a border region and have even literally saved lives (e.g. EMRIC and PREpare). This type of project needs the support of the authorities concerned, a good structure, well-developed knowledge platforms to work and the necessary legal or administrative instruments to facilitate the operation of these cooperation projects.

The aim of this second ITEM conference day is to contribute to this and to stimulate cross-border cooperation and mobility by bringing together parties from the fields of academia, practice and policy, by sharing cross-border projects and, above all, by working together on a knowledge platform for cross-border cooperation in the field of knowledge building and knowledge disclosure.

ITEM is happy to celebrate this anniversary edition (5th annual conference) together with you and, in cooperation with the province of Overijssel, has put together a varied programme.

Click here for the detailed program.


We look forward to seeing you in Enschede in November!

Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM in cooperation with Province Overijssel.



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