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  1. 1. Euregion Maas-Rhine Presentation by Dr. Ad van Iterson, Maastricht University and Derk Sassen, Talenacademie Nederland
  2. 2. The EuregionMeuse-Rhine: a region of borders Figuur 6.2
  3. 3. A region of national and language borders
  4. 4. Roman road in the Euregion
  5. 5. Mosae ad Trajectum
  6. 6. Mosae ad Trajectum = Maastricht
  7. 7. Present-day Romans
  8. 8. The Roman Empire
  9. 9. After the collapse of the Western European Empire (AD 476)
  10. 10. Charlemagne (*Aachen, 742-814) Emporer of the “Western European Empire”
  11. 11. Aachener Dom
  12. 12. Kaiser Karl der Grosse in Aachen
  13. 13. Charlemagne à Liège
  14. 14. By the way: Charlemagne had numerous children  Genealogists have come to the following conclusion:  The chance that a member of a Western-European family is NOT a descendant from Charlemagne is less than 10%
  15. 15. The division of the Carolingean Empire (amongst 3 of his sons)
  16. 16. Burgundian Empire: empire of the middle
  17. 17. Europe 1550
  18. 18. National culture differences The work of Geert Hofstede     Equal or unequal? Alone or together? Tight or loose? Tough or tender?  Power distance  Individualism vs. Collectivism  Uncertainty Avoidance  Masculinity vs. femininity
  19. 19. Comparing national cultures BE DE NL Power distance 65 (50) 35 38 (45) Individualism 75 67 80 Feminin/Masculin 54 66 14 Uncertainty avoid. 94 (80) 65 63 (70)
  20. 20. People in the Euregion: “betwixt and between” dominant cultures They are part of different cultures or they are part of no culture

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