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Presentation of the Euregion Maas-Rhine

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  • Euregion Maas-Rhine Presentation by Dr. Ad van Iterson, Maastricht University and Derk Sassen, Talenacademie Nederland
  • The EuregionMeuse-Rhine: a region of borders Figuur 6.2
  • A region of national and language borders
  • Roman road in the Euregion
  • Mosae ad Trajectum
  • Mosae ad Trajectum = Maastricht
  • Present-day Romans
  • The Roman Empire
  • After the collapse of the Western European Empire (AD 476)
  • Charlemagne (*Aachen, 742-814) Emporer of the “Western European Empire”
  • Aachener Dom
  • Kaiser Karl der Grosse in Aachen
  • Charlemagne à Liège
  • 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%
  • The division of the Carolingean Empire (amongst 3 of his sons)
  • Burgundian Empire: empire of the middle
  • Europe 1550
  • 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
  • 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)
  • People in the Euregion: “betwixt and between” dominant cultures They are part of different cultures or they are part of no culture