The Cross-Border Welfare State research program started in 2006 and created a liaison between the law faculties of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Groningen and University of Leuven. Regioplan and the Bureau Maatschappelijke Participatie offered contributions. The program studied the relation between immigration, integration and social security from a legal perspective. The program was funded by Instituut Gak.
ACMRL members Hemme Battjes, Lieneke Slingenberg, Thomas Spijkerboer, Karin de Vries and Sarah van Walsum participated in this project.
The results of the project are summarized in: G. Vonk (eds.) Cross-Border Welfare State. Immigration, Social Security and Integration, Intersentia 2012
See for more information: https://www.instituutgak.nl/research_programs/cross-border-welfare-state/