MACIMIDE Annual Work Conference Program

23 September

European Cartoon Award Cartoons day

17 October
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Working on Europe: YUFE Academy, Session 5

Session 5: Wicked problems, origins, and governance approaches needed to move towards a sustainable society Lecturer: Dr. Robin van Kessel | Assistant Professor at the Department of International Health at Maastricht University Time and date: Friday 24 September (16.00-18.00) Registration: Session details This lecture’s core topic revolves around the co-existence of many ‘wicked’ problems

Research with Impact: Effectively Influencing Policy-making Processes

Research with Impact: Effectively Influencing Policy-making Processes 6 October 14:00 – 15:30 Online - Zoom Registration link: Understand policy making audience(s) Learn how to make your research relevant to policy makers Hear examples of how academics have influenced policy-making Why attend this event? Researchers often provide a variety of solid evidence-based outcomes that can support

Workshops: dress to protest

With Dress to Protest, FASHIONCLASH and STUDIO EUROPA are calling on young people to participate in design workshops that bring people from different backgrounds together to exchange ideas about Europe. With the imaginative power of fashion, they shape their visions and personal stories about Europe. What do young people think about Europe and today's challenges?

How to engage with Europe digitally: Lessons learnt and opportunities to seize

Online , Netherlands

After more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions and experimenting with online and hybrid event formats, many organisations have developed new skills in bringing people together successfully in innovative ways. In this workshop, Studio Europa Maastricht invites regional, municipal and civil society representatives to share what they have learnt from their experiences during the past

Kick-off G30

The Student Hotel Maastricht Sphinxcour 9A, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

The G30 is a group of 30 Maastricht University students who will be closely involved in the activities of Studio Europa during the activities of the 30 years anniversary season of the Maastricht Treaty . They will meet with politicians, policymakers, and thought leaders who will provide them with an abundance of knowledge and insights

Kick-off anniversary season 30 years Maastricht Treaty with opening exhibition

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

The kick-off of the 30 years anniversary season of the Maastricht Treaty at the Gouvernement at the Maas. This kick-off includes the opening of the exposition on the Maastricht Treaty, developed by Studio Europa and its partners as well as the programme in support of the European Heritage label. In addition, the broader programme of

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

Café Europa: De Europese Eindejaarsshow 2021

Online , Netherlands

(This event is in Dutch) Het afscheid van Merkel, een nieuw klimaatakkoord, ruzie over de rechtsstaat en natuurlijk ook nog altijd corona. 2021 was opnieuw een historisch jaar voor Europa. Nieuwe bedreigingen en grote uitdagingen bepaalden de Brusselse agenda. In een speciale eindejaarsshow van de podcast Café Europa blikken Annette van Soest en Mathieu Segers

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

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

Online , Netherlands

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

Cartoon Cube in Maastricht 2022

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.

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

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?”

European Youth Parliament in Rotterdam

Simultaneously with the European Citizens’ Summit in Maastricht, the 22nd national conference of the European Youth Parliament will take place in Rotterdam. More than 100 young people from all over Europe travel to Rotterdam to discuss the central theme: “30 Years and Counting: On the Past and Future of the European Union”. Studio Europa Maastricht

(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

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

Sint Janskerk Vrijhof 24, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

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

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