GrenzInfoPunkt EUREGIO: Bereitstellung von Informationen für Grenzpendler

An integrated cross-border labour market is of particular importance for the stimulation of economic growth in border areas. Hereby, the provision of information to employers and employees plays a key role. Main obstacles to labour mobility are insufficient language knowledge and different social security and fiscal systems, as well as insufficient information. In order to improve the provision of information a network of Border Info Points has been established along the German-Dutch-Belgian border area in the years 2015 – 2017. With their vast expertise the Border Info Points support employers and employees in individual questions concerning employment and application procedures in a cross-border context.
The project GIP EUREGIO has the aim to further develop and improve the offer and services of the Border Info Point in the EUREGIO. The so called “click-call-connect”-principle shall be followed, what means that before a face-to-face conversation takes place the client should receive advice via mail or phone or within a group presentation. Having in mind the current economic trend the offer should pay more attention to the provision of information and support to employers, students and trainees. Following the implementation phase the network of Border Info Points should be further developed from 2019 on, in particular as it comes to quality management and the strengthening of cooperation, for example in the field of marketing. A plan has been drawn up which will be further developed and implemented in 2020.
Due to the corona crisis, many activities could not be implemented since March 2020. But the GIP EUREGIO guarantees personal service through advice by mail and telephone. The website has become the central information portal on the impact of COVID-19 on living, working, studying and business in a cross-border context, and hindrances have been forwarded to the relevant ministries by a GIP crisis team.


Planned project

1.015.366,05 €

Project Duration

1.2.2019 - 28.2.2021


Soziokulturelle und territoriale Kohäsion des Programmgebietes

Lead Partner



Financer Amount
Landkreis Emsland 8.123,00 €
Gemeente Hardenberg 11.372,00 €
EUREGIO 15.331,21 €
Kreis Steinfurt 16.347,00 €
Regio Achterhoek 20.409,00 €
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim 29.446,00 €
Kreis Borken 36.249,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 50.768,36 €
Regio Twente 65.796,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 76.152,54 €
Provincie Overijssel 76.152,54 €
MWIDE NRW 101.536,49 €
EFRE / EFRO 507.682,91 €