Many social issues have cross-border dimensions. Ageing, climate change, transition towards sustainable energy and the cost of health care: Germany, the Netherlands and Europe are facing the same challenges. Together we are stronger in finding solutions. Cross-border cooperation inspires, brings new ideas and economic opportunities.
But where does a hospital find the right partner? Which knowledge institution is complementary to your university? How can the police from two neighbouring countries handle cross-border problems? How can local and regional authorities reinforce each other cross-border?
Jan Oostenbrink is in his element as a link and motivator in these types of cross-border processes. He is the intermediary that makes people understand each other and helps them speak each other’s language
Cooperating across borders is very often a long term process. A few steps forward and one back. Cross-border cooperation means persisting, daring to look across your own borders, dealing with cultural differences that go beyond language and communication.
Cooperating across borders? Jan Oostenbrink takes you along, ‘beyond communication’. In a professional way and result-orientated.