province of Overijssel

Cross-border railway connections

Cross-border railway connections often date back for decades, but it takes “centuries” before those railway lines can be upgraded or renewed. Enschede (NL) – Münster (D), Groningen (NL) – Bremen (D), Hengelo (NL) – Bad Bentheim / Bielefeld (D) are all appropriate examples. There are many barriers to constructive cross-border cooperation: lack of political support, technical differences in train systems, different pri
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Visit SEC Overijssel to North Rhine-Westphalia

For the Social and Economic Council (SEC) of the Dutch province of Overijssel I organized a visit to the German state of NRW. An intensive two day “study trip” in order to learn from the neighbours. The SEC visited Neuss- Düsseldorf harbour, the trade union DGB and the Energy cluster NRW. Many types of common socio-economic challenges were discussed. The possibility of cross-border cooperation was the central theme d
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