Nightingales Future Search planned

June 23, 2011
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Date Nightingales Future Search known The Nightingales Future Search will take place from November 2nd till 4th. The Future Search is a working conference of 64 Limburg leaders with the aim of accelerating the socio-economic developments in South Limburg in relation to its border regions. Read more about the Nightingales Future Search (Dutch only).

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Migration & Development: Policy potentials & illusions

May 20, 2011

This week, Hein de Haas, Senior Research Fellow at the International Migration Institute of the University of Oxford, spoke of the ‘deep fears and high hopes’ that run through the migration and development debate. According to De Haas views on migration have shifted from optimism about ‘brain gain’ in the years after the second World [...]

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Thinking in scenarios: The future of Life Sciences in the Euregio

May 5, 2011

On 9 June 2011, HIT Foundation will facilitate the workshop: Thinking in scenarios: The Future of Life Sciences in the Euregio and the impact on the labour market. The workshop is organised by Skills³. Skills³ aims to strengthen the Euregional labur market in the Life Sciences. As part of this, they organise seminars to bring [...]

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Connecting Limburg Initiatives

March 4, 2011

Dialogue Report On Monday, February 21 a small group of Limburg leaders met in the Groote Sociëteit in Maastricht to talk about the Nightingales Future Search. They jointly decided to investigate at short notice whether and how the Task Force South Limburg and the Future Search can be braided together. Proposal is to let the [...]

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Nightingales Dialogues

February 16, 2011
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Friday, 7 January twenty Limburg leaders met in the Glass Palace in Heerlen. The 20 leaders represented eight key clusters of Limburgs’ socioeconomic system. Goal of the meeting: Explore ways to bring about an effective and inspiring movement for the success of the region. The Nightingales Dialogues build on the insights acquired through the Nightingales [...]

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Limburg needs immigration

January 25, 2011
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From the Euregion and overseas “Opening up the border for talented foreigners is a matter of enlightened self-interest.” That is the vision of Wil Houben, in daily life director of the Chamber of Commerce in Limburg and in his spare time chairman of the HIT Foundation. In his column in the Limburger of this past [...]

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Limburg: Time for large, common interests

December 9, 2010

“It is time for large, common interests.” This was one of the conclusions of the administrators conference that took place on November 25 in Valkenburg. Prominent representatives from public and private organisations discussed among other things, the declining trust in politicians and the cooperation between municipalities. “You have to embrace each other to jointly address [...]

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Shrinkage on the Meuse

December 2, 2010

“The Dutch VPRO programs Tegenlicht (Backlight) records the clash between dream and reality in the fastest shrinking region of the Netherlands: southern Limburg. Together with architects, administrators, demographers and residents, the program seeks an answer to the question whether shrinkage can be turned into an opportunity.” Watch the video (Dutch only) Bekijk de video in [...]

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Final Report: EU Cooperation on Return

June 10, 2010
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The cooperation paradox The final report of the action research on ‘European Cooperation on the sustainable return and reintegration of asylum seekers’ came out in June 2010. The report analyses the current state of affairs and assesses the willingness and potential benefits of increased cooperation. The research was conducted by HIT Foundation on behalf of [...]

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HIT moves

May 1, 2010
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New office in Vught On 1 May 2010, HIT Foundation moved its offices from Baexem to Vught. Like before we are located at the premises of an Ayslum Seeking Centre (AZC). AZC Vught is beautifully located on the outskirts of Vught, close to Den Bosch. Our new postal and visiting address can be found here.

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