The Dutch in the EU – guest lectures

24 March

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19 April

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10 May
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The shifting sands of Europe: COVID-19, energy, and the drumbeat of war

UM Campus Brussels Avenue de Tervueren 153, Brussels, Brussels

Just as Europe was recovering from the pandemic, dealing with a cost of living crisis and challenges in the east to the rule of law, war has returned to the continent. The concoction of crises leaves Europe reeling, its sands shifting. This year, 89 Initiative will launch a hybrid policy conference to address how Europe

Crisis in Europe & Beyond

Tapijn Brasserie Maastricht Tapijnkazerne 20, Maastricht

From the COVID pandemic and violent conflict in Ukraine to the looming climate emergency and rising levels of socioeconomic precarity, Europe today is awash in a multitude of discussions about crisis. While many of us at UM may not readily identify ourselves as crisis researchers, upon closer inspection, our work often has very deep relevance

Inaugural Princess Beatrix lecture by Élisabeth Guigou

On Friday 3 June 2022, former French Minister of European Affairs Élisabeth Guigou will be delivering the inaugural Princess Beatrix-lecture in Maastricht. The afternoon lecture will be attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. The lecture is part of a series of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty.


Volksplein Maastricht Volksplein, Maastricht

A travelling encounter between Maastricht and Liège Two neighbourhoods in two cities and two countries; only twenty-six kilometres apart, yet the distance feels much greater. We take you on a trip across the border by coach. We show you everyday, normal life in these neighbourhoods. You listen to stories from the residents. How do they

Workplace Europe: Circular Economies without Borders

Tapijn Brasserie Maastricht Tapijnkazerne 20, Maastricht

Workplace Europe: Circular Economies without Borders aims to share knowledge and foster community building on circular economy in border regions. As a regionally-embedded centre of expertise for Europe-related debate and research, Studio Europa Maastricht wants to enhance collaboration in this field. We aspire to bring together representatives of regional businesses, circular start-ups, multinational companies, science hubs, intermediaries,

Bursting the Brussels Bubble, EU Careers in the Region

After an EU-related study at UM/HS Zuyd, many graduates follow the beaten path to Brussels. After all, that's where you have to be to work on cross-border themes and European policy, that's often the way of thinking. But working on a better Europe is not only happening in the capitals and Brussels. The many regions


Every year, the Lille European Metropolis (MEL) and the French-Dutch Network (RFN), an operator of the French Embassy to the Netherlands based at the University of Lille, organise a creathon. This pressure cooker style event focuses on developing innovative entrepreneurial projects and lasting ties between Lille Metropole, Belgium and the Netherlands.  The topic of this edition will be circular

Our view on Europe. In conversation with Wopke Hoekstra

Muziekgieterij Boschstraat 7, Maastricht

---disclaimer: this event is in Dutch --- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra give a speech titled "Our view of Europe" on Monday 9 May 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:10 pm. He will be discussing, among others, civil dialogues and how they make a valuable contribution in shaping Dutch EU

European citizens on migration and EU foreign policy: how to assess the citizen recommendations of the Conference on the Future of Europe?

UCM lecture hall Zwingelput 4, Maastricht

Roundtable event   European citizens on migration and EU foreign policy: how to assess the citizen recommendations of the Conference on the Future of Europe? On 9 May 2021, Europe Day, EU leaders launched the long-awaited Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), an attempt by EU institutions to receive input from beyond the usual

The Debate Tub during Museum Night Maastricht

Centre Ceramique Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht, Limburg

Immerse yourself in the Magic of Cartoons During Museum Night Maastricht, take a leap of faith at Studio Europa Maastricht's Debating Tub in Center Céramique. In the bath you enter into a debate with someone else. The high-profile cartoons on current topics, made by the well-known Limburg cartoonist Joep Bertrams, form the basis of these

Documentary ‘the Magic of Cartoons’ during Museumnight Maastricht

Centre Ceramique Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht, Limburg

On Friday, 8 April 2022, discover the magical world of cartoons at Centre Céramique! During Museum Night Maastricht, Studio Europa Maastricht will present a short documentary in which the nominees of the European Cartoon Award 2021 talk about the importance of cartoons for a healthy public debate and the resilience of democracy. In addition, take

The Missing Puzzle Piece: reconciling labour migration and the European social model

UM Campus Brussels Avenue de Tervueren 153, Brussels, Brussels

"I am proud of our unique European social market economy. It is what allows our economies to grow – and what drives poverty and inequality to fall. It ensures that social fairness and welfare come first I want Europe to strive for more when it comes to social fairness and prosperity. This is our Union’s

The future of the Netherlands is European – 30 years after the Maastricht Treaty. In conversation with Sigrid Kaag

Sint Janskerk Vrijhof 24, Maastricht, Limburg

The future of the Netherlands is European - 30 years after the Maastricht Treaty In conversation with Sigrid Kaag European unification was founded on the principles of community and solidarity.  A common interpretation of these principles might be lacking in Europe, but  they can provide guidance on how to organise European cooperation in times of

(Un)covering Europe: a Franco-Dutch perspective on the future of European journalism

Café Charlemagne Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 24, Maastricht, Limburg

Freedom of press and expression is under threat in Europe. Media independence and media pluralism are under pressure in member states such as Poland and Hungary where laws are being adopted that incriminate the activities of certain media outlets. In other member states, journalists have to fear for their lives when covering corruption scandals.  At

Expats X Migrants, street exhibition about prejudice towards migration

Maastrichtse bushokjes

In the week that Maastricht welcomes the citizens' panel, portraits from the Expats x Migrants project hang in various bus shelters in Maastricht. This photo project is an initiative of photographer Tetsturo Myazaki, researchers at UM and the Diversity Office of the university. With the text “Expat or Migrant, who do you see and why?”

Conference on the Future of Europe, citizen’s panels

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and Studio Europa Maastricht from Maastricht University (SEM) have been selected by the European institutions to offer expertise and support to a pan-European citizens' summit that will be organised as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe. In addition to Maastricht, citizens’ panels will be held in Dublin, Florence and Warsaw.    EU in the world and migration in focus The Maastricht panels will become

Cartoon Cube in Maastricht

The cube showcases the shortlisted cartoons of the 2021 European Cartoon Award in a spectacular fashion. The award, founded by Studio Europa and European Press Prize, recognises courage and quality in the field of cartooning and fosters conversation on the topic of Europe.

30 years of the Maastricht Treaty and the European Union: in conversation with Frans Timmermans


Monday, 7 February marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty - the founding treaty of the European Union (EU). In a special Studio Europa Maastricht live-broadcast, Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, and 30 Europeans born after 1992 will reflect on 30 years of European cooperation.  What did

Launch of the Big European Activity Book with Frans Timmermans

Last year the online magazine 'Europe comes together: The Maastricht Treaty in 1992' was published in collaboration with the Historisch Nieuwsblad. In addition, a Europe special has been developed for primary school students: an interactive children's special that can be used as a teaching module. The Big European Activity Book will be available from 7

Addressing the climate crisis: making a just transition happen on the local level

This summer, the consequences of the Climate Crisis became a painful reality for our region as we battled intense flooding in Limburg, Germany and Belgium. The flooding was later found to be the result of climate change. One positive consequence emerging from this otherwise terrible circumstance, however, was that it mobilised a dialogue around confronting