Europe Calling!

Maastricht as Europe’s workshop

In 2017 it is 25 years ago that the Maastricht Treaty was signed in Maastricht: the birth of the European Union and the Euro.

Therefore, Maastricht is the perfect place to commemorate the signing by a controversial, substantive program. To look back and look forward, to the future of Europe.

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EuropeCalling! Citizens Summit

May 6, 2017

A conference where you as a citizen, together with your neighbours, friends and other fellow citizens, get to discuss the future of Europe. This is your opportunity to make a difference and make your contribution to the development of this region and our continent.

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In the run-up: Regional Round Table Meetings

In the run-up to the Citizens’ Summit on 6 May, Regional round table meetings will be held in 5 cities. How can we improve Europe and the Euroregion? How can we bring Europe closer to its citizens? How can we make it more tangible? That is what we want to debate. After Maastricht (1/21 and 2/11) and Liège (2/4) the next meetings are:
18 February: Genk
C-mine Crib | C-Mine 12 | 3600 Genk
18 February: Aachen
Centre Charlemagne | Katschhof 1 | 52062 Aachen

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News items

From Rome to Maastricht: 60 years of the Treaty of Rome

The Treaty of Rome, the start of European Unification, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.    Today, the heads of state and heads of government of the countries that wish to relaunch the EU are meeting in the Italian capital, exactly 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome. Because of the impending Brexit,…


Tree Celebration Day devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Treaty

On Wednesday 22 March, National Tree Celebration Day will be held in the Netherlands for the 60th time. This year’s theme is: ‘trees connect’. The Limburg capital Maastricht is also participating.   The theme has been chosen because this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty that established the European Union.   Former…


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Celebrating and updating the Treaty

Donald Trump is set to become president of the United States thanks to a democratically enabled rebellion against the established order. This is the unexpected backdrop to the commemoration of 25 years of the Maastricht Treaty. Without doubt, it forces the EU to take better account of the grievances of some of its citizens. But the EU has other vulnerabilities too, such as the erosion of democracy in some Eastern European countries and increasing corruption in Southern Europe.


Portraits of international students

Davide Argeri

Europe gave me the opportunity to choose where I wanted to attend university.

Davide Argeri (23, Italy)
European Law

Aurelia Streit

I first heard about the Maastricht Treaty at school. It’s great to be involved in the anniversary celebrations as a student.

Aurelia Streit (22, Germany)
European Studies

Location & stay



Gouvernement as EU-location

The Gouvernement is the place where the Treaty of Maastricht was signed. Therefore it plays an prominent role in the  program Europe Calling! There are various European meetings in the Gouvernement. Als you can have a look at the Treaty of Maastricht here.

Parking, road works, public transport and more

The events take place on different locations in the city. Maastricht Bereikbaar offers up to date information about how to reach Maastricht the easiest and fastest way, by public transport, car or bicycle. It shows you if there are any road works or diversions and where you can park in Maastricht.