„Cross-border Mobility and Public Transport Usage“ in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine: After two planned cross-border student events in March (‘EMR Atelier International 2.0’, ‘Euregional PIN-Game’) had to be cancelled because of the corona crisis, the ‘Joint Project Study 2.0’ under the direction of Henrik Basche (RWTH Aachen) took virtually place between 3rd April and 25th June.

Overall, seven students from University of Hasselt and six students from RWTH Aachen University participated in this seminar and investigated ‘Cross-border Mobility and Mental Distance in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine’ empirically.

Corresponding results were digitally presented on 25th June to practical partners from Aachener Verkehrsverbund and the Ministry of the German-speaking Community. One striking result was e.g. the correlation between age and ‘mental distance’: The older inhabitants in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine are, the more attached they feel to the capitals of the five sub-regions (Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège, Maastricht). Overall, 433 interviewees were surveyed online between 5th and 18th May.