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Complete list of partners

Of the project

Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR)

«Where diversity connects» is our motto. The EGTC Euregio Meuse-Rhine is one of the oldest Euregios connecting 5 partner regions, 3 official languages (German, French and Dutch) and 3 countries (Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands). The EMR office in Eupen (B) supports and coordinates the cross-border cooperation in this region.

The EMR is lead partner in the youRegion project.

Podium 24

Podium24 is a cooperation of six municipalities in the Dutch ‘Heuvelland’ region in South Limburg (Maastricht, Meerssen, Valkenburg, Eijsden-Margraten, Gulpen-Wittem and Vaals). Podium 24 helps companies to find staff. People with a certain distance to the labour market are the main target group. Podium24 stimulates people to cross the Dutch-Flemish border to explore job offers in the neighbouring country.


Inhabitants of the municipalities Sittard-Geleen, Beek and Stein can make use of Vidar’s services to find work, develop skills and receive income support. Work can mean either paid or subsidised jobs. But also a protected work environment, volunteer work and informal care are possible. Our mission is to provide work and opportunities for everyone!

Employers and organizations can contact Vidar for recruitment and selection of personnel, as well as advice about personnel issues, subsidies and schemes. Vidar offers tailor-made advice and solutions and has a diverse database of job-seekers who are eager to work. These are people who are looking for a new challenge, or people with a certain distance to the labour market. These can be young people, people over 50, status holders and people with labour disabilities. But also job-seekers from the border regions (Belgium and Germany).

Companies can also come to Vidar for the outsourcing of production work. This can include assembly and (re)packaging of products. Production work can be very diverse, taking place in-house in a company as well as in Vidar’s own production halls. Please check the Vidar website for more information:

Vidar was formerly known as WerkgeverServicePunt Westelijke Mijnstreek

Arbeitsamt der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft (ADG)

The Employment Office of the German-speaking Community of Belgium provides services to job-seekers, employees, school leavers and apprentices. The offer includes job placement, advice and assistance in the search for work, assistance with entering or returning to the work place, career and training advice, as well as information on careers and the labour market. The services provided to employer clients include the search for suitable applicants for vacancies, the provision of training and further training for employees and consultancy services, notably information, advice and support to businesses seeking public grants as well as administrative and technical assistance.

ZZP Fabriek Maastricht

The ZZP Fabriek Maastricht (ZZPFM) is a cooperative that initiates and monitors  projects related to self-employed professionals (called ZZP-ers in Dutch) from the city of Maastricht and its surroundings. The ZZPFM represents these self-employed in negotiations with local and regional authorities regarding economic topics. Also, it provides them with relevant information through meetings, the website and social media.

In the context of the youRegion project ZZPFM wants to stimulate and facilitate the crossing of borders for self-employed professionals and the development of a euregional network.

Maastricht University (ITEM)

The expertise centre ITEM operates as pivot for research, counselling, knowledge exchange, and training activities relating to cross-border mobility and cooperation. In an increasingly globalised economy and internationalised society, knowledge support is essential for building a transfrontier labour market and tackling diverse challenges such as demographic change and skills shortages. ITEM is an interdisciplinary institute which was initiated by Maastricht University (UM) in cooperation with Zuyd Hogeschool, NEIMED, the (Dutch) province of Limburg, the city of Maastricht and the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.
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Region Aachen

The Region Aachen Zweckverband is an association of the districts of Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg as well as the City of Aachen and the Städteregion Aachen. 1.3 million people live in 46 cities and municipalities on an area of around 3500 km².
On the western edge of Germany, but in the heart of Europe. – This location in the EMR makes the Region Aachen an international living and economic area that offers interesting perspectives for companies, their employees and also for students – and excellent supportive services for the citizens of our Euregio like the cross-border information points (GIP).

POM Limburg

POM Limburg is the Provincial Development Agency of Belgium’s province of Limburg.  It carries out the socio-economic program as governed by the Province of Limburg.  This ambitious program aims to accelerate Limburg economically by organising sector and regional stakeholder councils according to the triple helix concept and by carrying out strategic actions and projects to leverage Limburg as attractive for business and innovation. POM is pivotal in participating in high profile projects such as Energyville, Droneport, Health research campus, our co-working spaces, Nextgen Make campus, Expat Welcome Centre …

Locate in Limburg

Locate in Limburg is the invest Promotion Agency for the Belgian province of Limburg. It is funded by European, Flemish and Provincial budgets and its main mission is, in addition to efforts made by the Flemish Invest promotion Agency Flanders Invest and Trade (FIT), to attract direct investments exclusively to Limburg. To execute on its mission, Locate in Limburg has a support and welcome desk and an international China desk. It is uniquely managed by business astute and proactive sector focused Business Development Managers that internationally promote Limburg as an attractive investment region.

Stadt Aachen

The Newcomer Service of the City of Aachen helps professionals who are new in the city finding their way and getting settled. Newcomers are warmly welcomed at free events where they get to know the city and make first contacts in a convivial atmosphere.
In order to secure the demand for skilled workers, Aachen is committed to the long-term retention of highly qualified experts from all over the world.

Gemeente Maastricht (Expat Centre Maastricht Region)

The Expat Centre Maastricht Region offers advice and guidance for expats and international organisations in the Maastricht Region.
Our website provides a wealth of information regarding every aspect of expat life in the Maastricht Region. In addition to these specialised services, our collaborations with other agencies in the region extend our expertise to cover cross-border, entrepreneurial, immigration, housing and cultural topics. When further guidance is required, our consultants can provide you with one-on-one sessions.

RWTH Aachen

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s elite “Universities of Excellence” and one of the leading educational institutions in Europe. The University features 260 institutes in nine faculties and a total of 45,256 enrolled students as of Winter Semester 2018/2019. Its degree programs are primarily application-oriented; graduates are in high demand in the business world as young talents and managerial staff.
RWTH is particularly focused on working to meet the current requirements of industry. The University boasts a large number of interdisciplinary cooperations and with over 1,400 start-ups, the institution’s innovative power is undeniable. RWTH is also the largest employer and training provider in the region.

Associated Partners

Of the project


(Associated partner)

The Uitvoeringsinstituut WerknemersVerzekeringen or UWV – the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency – is commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) to implement employee insurances and provide labour market and data services.


(Associated partner)

The Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding or VDAB is the employment agency of Flanders.

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

(Associated partner)

The Bundesagentur für Arbeit is the federal employment agency in Germany.

Forschungszentrum Jülich

(Associated partner)

With some 5,900 employees and a unique research infrastructure, Forschungszentrum Jülich is one of the major interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.

Universiteit Hasselt

(Associated partner)

UHasselt is more than its seven faculties, four research institutes, three research centres, 6,500 students and 1,400 researchers and staff. As civic university we are strongly committed to the Region and the world.
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