What is the Conference on the Future of Europe?
Maastricht at the heart of debate and dialogue on Europe
EU in the world and migration in focus
Europeans are discussing their future with each other. This is the first time this is happening in the form of a citizens’ summit. How did this come about? What topics will be covered? Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration, Mathieu Segers, associated with Studio Europa Maastricht as Europa Chair, explains all this in the fifth episode.
The citizens’ summit will start on 11 February in Maastricht, and 200 EU citizens will discuss the themes of migration and the EU in the world. In our web series on the Conference on the Future of Europe, we have explained what the conference is about and what it means for Europeans through interviews with administrators and experts. In the sixth and final episode, we recap the key findings.
The Conference on the Future of Europe in Maastricht
The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and Studio Europa Maastricht have been selected by the European Council, EU Commission and European Parliament to offer expertise and support to the organisation of a European citizens’ summit in Maastricht, as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe. In addition to Maastricht, citizens’ summits will be held in Dublin, Florence and Warsaw.
The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) is one of the longest standing experts in European public affairs, having been established in Maastricht in 1981. Its mission is the dissemination of knowledge on EU policies related to EU public affairs to all professionals, with the key objective of further improving their skills and capabilities for efficient management of the policies. EIPA has its headquarters in Maastricht and an office in Luxembourg.
Read more about EIPA: www.eipa.eu
About Studio Europa Maastricht
Studio Europa Maastricht is a centre of expertise for Europe-related debate and research founded in 2018 and supported by the partners of the Maastricht, Working on Europe programme: Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and the City of Maastricht. Together we aim to position Maastricht, the capital of Limburg, as a meeting place for citizen dialogue and debate and establish a centre of excellence for research on Europe and European integration.
For more information about Studio Europa Maastricht, please visit our website.