I have lived in Krefeld for over 35 years. Krefeld is a city in the border region ‘Euregion Rhine-Meuse-North’, with Venlo as a partner city. I am happy to participate in the Euregion campus project, as this project makes an essential contribution to strengthening the economy in the border region and its cities, and thus guarantees the availability of qualified specialists.
For over 20 years, I have been coordinating the German-French courses at the Department of Economics and have made a small contribution to cross-border cooperation already. What appealed to me at the time is now also motivating me to be part of the Euregion campus project: the project deepens cross-border cooperation between two European countries and consequently stimulates European ideas. In the project, a German and a Dutch college are developing creative ideas on how to collaborate more intensively on future education. And finally a mixed German and Dutch team works together, regardless of borders and cultural differences.