ITEM (Institute for Transnational & Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility)

Conduct an impact assessment on the topic of cross-border effects of the Dutch policy framework on reducing nitrogen emissions.

The Project

The Project

Are you interested in applied research with a multidisciplinary approach? Ever wondered or experienced how living, working and studying in a border region may come with certain obstacles due to cross-border effects? Interested in climate policy and its implementation regarding its legal, political, economic and territorial effects?

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) aims at scientifically supporting and stimulating the international functioning of the Euregional and transnational society. ITEM represents ‘Knowledge for policy and knowledge for practice’. One of its core activities is to analyse “(cross-)border effects” in its annual Cross-Border Impact Assessments.

“Border effects” describe the impact that legislation/policy may have on border regions and their inhabitants. It is the cross-border mobility of people and phenomena such as climate change that make “cross-border regions” such intriguing study subject, since they are a place without physical borders but where through that mobility existing legal-administrative borders ‘collide’ on a daily basis.

ITEM would like to have students collaborate in a Cross-Border Impact Assessment on the question: What are the cross-border effects of the Dutch policy on reducing nitrogen emissions (stikstofbeleid)? The study is to be published as part of ITEM’s official publication in November 2022.

Research-oriented

In this project, the focus is on “discovering something new”

The Client

The Client

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) aims at scientifically supporting and stimulating the international functioning of the Euregional and transnational society. Its power is the academic and interdisciplinary approach from which concrete, practical solution paths are proposed. ITEM represents ‘Knowledge for policy and knowledge for practice’. It thus makes a scientific contribution to cross-border mobility and cooperation. One of its core activities is to analyse “(cross-)border effects” in its annual Cross-Border Impact Assessments. Since its creation in 2015, ITEM has conducted six such regulatory impact assessments. Through this method, ITEM offers additional insight into European and national legislative and policy initiatives, providing a valuable resource for policy makers at all levels when they make decisions concerning border regions.

From the beginning, ITEM has always involved students in the research work of its impact assessments.

Co-Creator Client

This client might join the team for brainstorm sessions, meetings, and preparatory session. The co-creator is more actively involved in/during the project execution.