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Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate

20 June - 21

Nabeschouwing op de verkiezingsuitslag: Wakker worden in een ander Europa

26 June
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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

Mestreech ’92: local memories of the Maastricht Treaty as cultural heritage

Aula SBE Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

The Maastricht Treaty is one of the most important treaties in European history. At the highest level, the treaty regulates relations between states; but during the preparations, negotiations and signing in the December days of 1991, it was not only European government leaders and top officials who were active. Waiters, traffic police and “gewoen luij”

Crossing Borders

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Location Brusselseweg) Brusselseweg 150, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

*This event is fully booked* Growing numbers of people travel to Europe to call the continent their home. This increase in migration has resulted in differing views on the subject. On 3 November 2022, students from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences organise an interactive public event to explore the topic of migration and border control.

Millennial History

AINSI Lage Kanaaldijk 113b, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Recent European history, told by millennials, who were there when it happened. Musical journalism, to get where we are coming from. Millennial History started off as a podcast, for which Andrea Voets and composer/sound-designer Luke Deane combined hundreds of layers of music and interviews. In this live documentary-concert, all stories merge into one compelling unity

Working on Europe Academy: The European socioeconomic project

Online , Netherlands

Session 1: The great lockdown and the sustainability of the European socioeconomic project Lecturer: Dr Ivan Rubinić This lecture's principal purpose is to chart the route towards sustainable European integration through the lessons drawn from the nexus between cross-country COVID-19 pandemic response effectiveness and economic inequalities. Given the vast inequalities in initial capital and labour

Working on Europe Academy: Executive federalism and politicisation in the EU

Online , Netherlands

Session 2:  Executive Federalism and Politicisation in the European Union Before and During Covid-19 Lecturer: Dr Alvaro Oleart This lecture departs from the political response to COVID-19 in the European Union, and suggests that ‘executive federalism’ (see Crum, 2013) is normatively problematic. The lecture explores previous incidents of EU politicisation, such as the Transatlantic Trade

Working on Europe Academy: Digital health tools

Online , Netherlands

Session 3: The societal readiness to adopt digital health tools: the myths we tell ourselves and the people that should not be left behind Lecturer: Dr Robin van Kessel This lecture’s core topic revolves around how COVID-19 has changed the healthcare landscape to better accommodate digital health practices. However, have these changes remained? Were they

Working on Europe Academy: Real-world health data in the EU

Online , Netherlands

Session 4: Real-world health data in the European Union Lecturer: Rok Hrzic Digital transformation of health systems has created vast collections of real-world health data (RWD), including electronic patient records and insurance claims databases. For health researchers and policymakers, RWD promise several advantages: ready availability, low cost, large number of patients and time points included

Working on Europe Academy: Migration and well-being

Online , Netherlands

Session 5: Migration and well-being: implications for attracting and retaining highly skilled migrants Lecturer: Julia Reinold Migration and well-being are linked in various ways. For example, well-being can be a reason for migration and migration can have consequences for the well-being of migrants and those left behind in the country of origin. This lecture sheds

Launch Oral History Project

The oral history project (OHP) focuses on memories of politicians, among others, about (Dutch) European politics before, during and after the establishment of the Maastricht Treaty. The heritage staff of Studio Europa interviewed key political players at the time of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1991/1992. The digital database with the first interviews will be presented in December. 

Café Europa: Eindejaarsshow 2022 – Speciale live-editie

PAARD (poppodium) Prinsegracht 12, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland

(This event is in Dutch) Annette en Mathieu nemen in de speciale live-editie verschillende gasten het Europese jaar door vanuit poppodium Paard. Een jaar waarin alles draaide om de oorlog in Oekraïne. Met Europarlementariërs Esther de Lange van het CDA, en Bart Groothuis van de VVD, kijken ze hoe de EU heeft gereageerd op de