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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Program

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 were 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 on May 6 at the Provincial Government buildings in Maastricht.

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News

News items

Europe Calling! Citizens’ Summit: Europe is alive and well

Where is Europe headed, and what about the Meuse-Rhine Euregio? That question was the centre of attention during the Europe Calling! Citizens’ Summit on Saturday 6 May in Maastricht’s Provincial Government Buildings. Citizens, students and public officials from the border region shared ideas, discussed position statements, debated, and reached at least one conclusion at the…

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Winners of the Europe Calling competition announced

How many pages are there in total in the Maastricht Treaty? That was the Europe Calling! competition question. The correct answer is 2765 pages.   And the winners are ……   André Reumkens Christopher Skelton Veronica Vagni Alvarer Nore Horsmans Hein Wellen   Congratulations with the Europe Calling! Package. Included in the package are two…

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Europe Day

Today is Europe Day. Europe Day is a celebration of peace and unity in Europe that happens annually on May 9.   It commemorates the historical Schuman Declaration of May 9, made in 1950 by then French foreign minister Robert Schuman.Schuman proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, whose members would pool…

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Join us!

Do you have ideas on Europe? Join in at our Europe Calling! Citizens’ Summit

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Latest blog

No euro without solidarity

How different the mood was twenty five years ago, when the Maastricht Treaty made Europe into the European Union and the euro into the ultimate symbol of fraternity that would hold the continent together. Today, nothing is left of the euphoria that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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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

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Locations

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.