August 2, 2019

Centre for Cross Border Studies Annual Brussels Policy Seminar – “Assessing Impact across Borders”

“Assessing Impact across Borders”
9am to 11am, 10th October 2019
Brussels Campus, Maastricht University
Tervurenlaan 153, Brussels

The 2019 edition of the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ annual Brussels Policy Seminar will focus on the assessment of the impact of legislation, regulations and policies in cross-border territories. While CCBS Acting Director, Dr Anthony Soares, will discuss the urgent need for regulatory impact assessment at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border in the light of the UK’s impending departure from the European Union, this policy seminar will also provide an invaluable opportunity for policy-makers and practitioners to learn from the experiences and cross-border impact assessment methodology developed and applied by Maastricht University, presented by Martin Unfried of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). Ramona Velea of the Gorizia International Institute of Sociology will also take the Italian-Slovenian border as a case-study to shed light on the involvement of stakeholders in cross-border regions in impact assessment processes.

These presentations will be followed by an open discussion on the future of regulatory impact assessment for cross-border territories, and asking what is the role of authorities at national, sub-national and regional levels.

This year’s CCBS Brussels Policy Seminar is hosted by the Brussels Campus of Maastricht University, and is a collaboration with the 2019 Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN) 2019 Annual Conference.

To register for this Policy Seminar taking place within the TEIN Annual Conference 2019, visit:

For queries, contact CCBS Acting Director, Dr Anthony Soares (

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