30 years after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, Studio Europa Maastricht is shaping a dialogue with partners in the university, the city and the province about the role and future of European cooperation in border regions. What has this brought, and where are there still limits to break? These questions are the starting point for conversations between different generations and meeting different cultures and visions. Studio Europa Maastricht offers a stage for the groundbreaking ideas, creative expressions and inspiring initiatives that give colour to the European profile of the city of Maastricht, the province of Limburg and Maastricht University. On the website of Studio Europa Maastricht you will find the complete program that has been compiled in collaboration with partners such as the Municipality of Maastricht.
30 years Maastricht Treaty
The Maastricht Treaty is a milestone in the history of the European Union. The signing of the treaty, on 7 February 1992, in the Limburg Gouvernement on the Meuse, led to the establishment of the European Union and formed the basis for the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
Wopke Hoekstra in Maastricht for the kickoff
Europe Week will kick off on 9 May, Europe Day, with a visit to Maastricht by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra. Hoekstra will then share “our” view of Europe during a Europe speech organised by the expertise centre Studio Europa Maastricht. He will discuss, among other things, the way in which civil dialogues make a valuable contribution to shaping Dutch EU policy. He also looks back on the most important developments in the EU of the past year on the basis of the State of the European Union 2022 and presents a vision on the Dutch agenda in the EU for the coming year. The minister will also discuss the latest developments regarding the war in Ukraine.
After his speech, the minister and moderator Annette van Soest, among others presenter of the podcast Café Europa, a collaboration between Studio Europa Maastricht and the Haagsch College, will talk to the audience in the room and the followers of the livestream. The lecture will take place between 16:00 and 17:00 in the Muziekgieterij in Maastricht. You can register via our website.
Photo credit featured image: Peter Schrijen