Yes, we research!
Maastricht is a leading Centre of Excellence for multi-disciplinary Europe-focused research with societal impact. We make academic knowledge widely accessible with special attention to citizen science.
In a world characterised by ongoing crises such as migration, climate change, Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic or the more recent war in Ukraine, the role of Europe on the global stage is a key research theme at Maastricht University (UM) and Studio Europa Maastricht. UM has developed major interdisciplinary research programmes focusing on the role of the European Union (EU).
Research Agenda and its four themes
With the Strategic Research Agenda led by Studio Europa Maastricht, Maastricht University heeds the urgent need to renew and expand UMs research agenda on European integration, the EU and Europe more generally.
The research agenda provides a framework for future interfaculty and multi-disciplinary Europe-related research at Maastricht University and functions as a fundamental academic pillar with a visible outreach and citizen science component.
The research scheme contains seven calls and aims to encourage multidisciplinary research, larger grant applications, publication of scholarly papers and the establishment of strategic research consortia as well as a Young Researchers Network.
Call 1-5 are continually open to teams of UM researchers. Interdisciplinary collaboration within the themes of our research agenda is central in all of the calls. The calls stimulate academic research and societal relevance and impact on European topics.
- Call 1: Interdisciplinary research projects
- Call 2: Preparing a large grant application or building a strategic consortium
- Call 3: Research on (EU)regional and European transition challenges
- Call 4: Policy briefs
- Call 5: Workshops and symposia
- Call 6: Postdoctoral researchers
Latest policy briefs
The Conference on the Future of Europe: Lessons learned for deliberative democracy in the EU*
Simon Berke, Ilayda Lara Çavaş, Carolina Leon Santiago, Kai Mütschele (2023)
Special issue: Reflecting on citizens’ views: EU in the World and Migration
Dr Alvaro Oleart, Dr Anna Herranz Surralles, Dr Aneta Spendzharova, Wolfgang Koeth, Lalaine Siruno, Dr Karlijn Haagsman, Talha Gunay, Dr Sabina Lange, Dr Miriam Urlings (2022)
How can the European capitals of culture cities balance the ‘United in Diversity’ concept?
Dr Nicole Basaraba (2022)
The role of the EU-Turkey statement in refugees’ decision-making
Dr Talitha Dubow & Dr Katie Kuschminder (2022)
Latest working papers
The endogeneity of optimum currency areas in light of pan-European intra-industry trade patterns and business cycle synchronicity
Frank Niklas Steinert & Wilhelm Althammer (2023)
Governing the varieties of sovereign risk in EMU: the rise of state-contingent common public policies
Ad van Riet (2023)
Understanding the gains from wage flexibility in a currency union: the fiscal policy connection
Eiji Okano (2023)
How to turn a supertanker: mainstreaming climate objectives in the EU through independent institutions
Francesca Colli & Marijn van der Sluis (2022)