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

UM Campus Brussels Avenue de Tervueren 153, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

"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

Documentary ‘the Magic of Cartoons’ during Museumnight Maastricht

Centre Ceramique Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

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 Debate Tub during Museum Night Maastricht

Centre Ceramique Avenue Ceramique 50, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

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

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

Our view on Europe. In conversation with Wopke Hoekstra

Muziekgieterij Boschstraat 7, Maastricht, Netherlands

---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

Creathon

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

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

Join Workplace Europe: Circular Economies without Borders – Edition 6

Tapijn Brasserie Maastricht Tapijnkazerne 20, Maastricht, Netherlands

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,

Smalltalk

Volksplein Maastricht Volksplein, Maastricht, Netherlands

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

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.

Crisis in Europe & Beyond

Tapijn Brasserie Maastricht Tapijnkazerne 20, Maastricht, Netherlands

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

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

UM Campus Brussels Avenue de Tervueren 153, Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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

Smalltalk Heerlen – Aachen

A travelling encounter between Heerlen and Aachen. Two neighbourhoods in two cities and two countries; less than 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

European Cartoon Award 2022 ceremony at PAS Festival

What is this year’s best political cartoon about Europe? On Saturday 10 September, at the PAS Festival in Maastricht, Studio Europa Maastricht and the European Press Prize will present the European Cartoon Award 2022 at the PAS festival Maastricht. The winner will be announced in the presence of the jury. As a prelude to the

Euro at 20: shifting paradigms?

Gouvernement aan de Maas Limburglaan 10, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Thirty years ago in Maastricht, European heads of state agreed to launch the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Three decades later, many argue that the EMU is far from ideal. The original approach was one of push ahead – fuelled by the expectation that problems would be solved in due time. Since 1992, the

Euro at 20: keynote lecture by Joachim Bitterlich

Gouvernement aan de Maas Limburglaan 10, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

As a former political advisor to Helmut Kohl during the negotiations of the Maastricht Treaty, Joachim Bitterlich was an eyewitness and a key diplomatic player at a crucial time in European integration history. On 27 september, Bitterlich will open the conference Euro at 20: shifting paradigms? He will share his reflections on the creation of

Academic conference on 30 years Maastricht Treaty: the past, present, and future of European Integration

EIPA Maastricht Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Maastricht University and Studio Europa Maastricht are organising a free interdisciplinary academic conference to discuss the Maastricht Treaty through a European socioeconomic perspective. The conference will be held on 28 and 29 September, directly following the EMU public conference Euro at 20: shifting paradigms?, also being held in Maastricht on 27 September. The conference will facilitate

Keynote lecture by Thomas Piketty: Rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe

We are delighted to welcome Piketty online in Maastricht for a keynote lecture on rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe. In his latest book "A Brief History of Equality", French economist Thomas Piketty has come to tell an optimistic story, of the world’s astounding progress toward equality. Piketty is also the author of "Capital

Keynote lecture by Paul de Grauwe: ‘The fragility of the eurozone: endemic or temporary?’

European Institute of Public Administration Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

On 29 September, Professor Paul de Grauwe will deliver the keynote lecture The fragility of the eurozone: endemic or temporary? in Maastricht.  De Grauwe is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy and Head of the European Institute at the LSE. He is a world-leading expert on EU and US economic systems, focusing on monetary integration, monetary