9-12-2019. In the past 8 years, Aranco has been repeatedly involved in projects regarding crossborder information provision in the German-Dutch and Flemish-Dutch border areas. The starting point for this process has been the development of the business plan for the very first cross-border information point, being the Aachen-Eurode information point (2011). Crossborder information points offer services to employees who work, live or study in one of the neighboring countries or who are planning to do so. In the years that followed, we developed amongst others business plans aimed at personal cross-border information provision along the German-Dutch and Flemish-Dutch borders (2013-2014). Moreover, we wrote a communication plan for the cross-border information points in five Euregions (2014). More recent projects relate to the development of a labour market platform in the Rhine-Waal Euregion, as well as the network coordination of the ‘Flanders-Netherlands Crossborder Information Provision’ project, which ended in June this year.
The crossborder information points have now reached the next, sustainable, phase in their development. On November 25th, a covenant arranging the structural financing of the crossborder information points was signed in Nijmegen by State Secretary Van Ark and representatives of the border regions. With that, an important milestone has been achieved in the development of the cross-border information points. We are proud that we have been able to contribute to this development in the past 8 years.