Deutschland-Nederland TRAM

Transnational work migration in the Euregio

Migrant workers make up a significant proportion of the workforce in food production and agriculture in the Euregio region. The working and living situation of many transnational migrant workers is often very precarious; in the border region, a confusing legal situation also enables the exploitation of transnational migrant workers. Against this backdrop, the TRAM project aims to establish cross-border exchange structures for social counseling. During the project period, regular cross-border exchange and networking meetings will take place in field labs between actors from municipalities and civil society organizations and, in some cases, representatives of employers in the project’s thematic areas of social counselling, work and companies, housing and coexistence. In addition, thematic project activities will provide an in-depth discussion of issues in the project’s thematic areas. Comprehensive objectives are the development of models for good work and good housing for transnational migrant workers in the Euregio as well as the development of an action plan “Cross-border social counseling”. The prerequisite for this is knowledge about the experiences of transnational migrant workers in the meat industry and agriculture in the Euregio. The TRAM project is the first comprehensive investigation of this for the German side of the Euregio Rhine-Waal, taking into account the group of transnational migrant workers who live on the German side of the border in the Euregio Rhine-Waal and are employed in the Netherlands.


Planned project costs

780.100,26 €

Project Duration

1.6.2023 - 31.5.2026


A Europe closer to the citizens in the border area

Lead Partner

Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Project partners

Radboud Universiteit, Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, Euregio Rhein-Waal, Gemeente Apeldoorn, Gemeente Horst aan de Maas, Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS NRW e.V., Kommunales Integrationszentrum Kreis Kleve, Interregionaler Gewerkschaftsrat Rhein-Ijssel, euregio rhein-maas-nord, Provincie Noord-Brabant,


Financer Amount
EFRE / EFRO 382.244,41 €
Euregio Rhein-Waal 17.454,72 €
Gemeente Apeldoorn 17.127,36 €
Hochschule Rhein-Waal 160.841,23 €
MWIKE NRW 81.909,53 €
Provincie Gelderland 81.909,53 €
Radboud Universiteit 38.613,48 €