Stuey Hamelink from the Provincie Oost-Vlanderen and Euregio Scheldemond participated in the second call for proposals of b-solutions with two different advice cases, addressing obstacles related to cross-border employment and institutional cooperation.
Here, some comments on his experience:
"b-solutions was a great help. Due to the program we were able to get more in depth into the cross-border obstacles, than we would have otherwise. Thanks to the initiative, different partners did get to know each other better and the previous networks were extended. This will impact the cooperation on the short term and the implementation of the solutions to the two cases will have a significant impact on the long term. The added value of having the support of an external expert was significant: he knew both cases already and delivered two excellent reports!
Finally, another advantage of this format is that there’s a low administrative burden on filing the proposal and the b-solutions team is really supportive!