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Working across borders

Many people like this region for its natural beauty and its relaxed lifestyle in medium-sized cities. “Provincial” in this sense, the Euregio Meuse-Rhine simultaneously features one of the largest diversities in Europe to pursue an international lifestyle and career within 30 minutes.

On a comparative map of the main European hubs, you will find the Euregio Meuse-Rhine sandwiched in between Rhine-Ruhr in Germany, Brussels in Belgium and the Randstad in the Netherlands, particularly strong in research.

There are more than 26,000 cross-border commuters and many more people working in a unique international environment. Just like them, you might find that working conditions or working culture in some parts of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine provide unexpected opportunities. An inclusive team with low hierarchies in Avantis on the German/Dutch border in Heerlen, regenerative medicines crossing borders (NL-VL), logistics at Europes No.3 freight airport Liège (BE), or on of 6.400 research-jobs at FZ Jülich campus.

For some industries, there are more detailed overviews, on one or more sides of the border. Sciencelink is an example for automotive and energy sector in a radius around Aachen and the Hyperregio website provides matchmaking for Euregional and multilingual innovation projects. For multilinguals: several centres provide international customer support from Maastricht. 

Currently, Städteregion Aachen, which scores highest among expats in Germany for employability, is attracting large Strukturwandel (investments) and literally vast territories to be developed. Also learn about Europe’s multi-billion research site for gravitational waves Einstein-Telescope across the borders of Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

For further information, head to our finding a job section which includes an overview on the major job fairs, cross-border commuting and on carving out an academic career at the universities in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

The Locator lists all companies across the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, in key branches such as biochemicals, energies, chemistry, creative industries and services. Several international centres for customer support in Maastricht utilise the multilingual talents of the Euregional work force.

For some branches, there are more detailed overviews, on one or more sides of the border. Sciencelink is an example for automotive and energy sector in a radius around Aachen and Hyperregio provides matchmaking services for Euregional and multilingual innovation projects.


Office in Germany, coffee break the Netherlands

These are wonderful times for internationally-minded multi-linguals. Two unique business locations in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine are situated right on the border, exploiting its unique situation without or literally across borders.

For support in such an intercultural working environment, head to our  language learning and intercultural learning sections, presented in both binational and multinational contexts.

EURODE Business Centre  in Herogenrath (DE)/Kerkrade (NL), located in the European municipality of Eurode, with about 140 offices on the German/Dutch border.

Avantis is the first German-Dutch business park located directly on the border between Aachen and Heerlen, accessing personnel and logistics right at the centre of the European market.

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One office in two countries

In your Euregio, you actually have business parks with two employees from two countries sharing one office –  in two countries.

Even more frequently, you find employers that look for multilingual talents as they work in a euregional or international market environment. The cluster for international customer service in Maastricht is an example.

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