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 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 items

Maastricht to receive workshop for ‘the new Europe’

Maastricht will host a workshop for a dialogue on the future of Europe. This was announced during the closing ceremony of the Europe Calling! event, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the treaty of Maastricht. Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg, and the Municipality of Maastricht will lead the project under the motto ‘Working…


Debate on the future of Europe in Maastricht

In what direction should the European Union be heading? Should it strive for more cooperation in more fields? Or should it strive for less cooperation, of more efficiency? What topics should be given priority? Dutch Members of Parliament will discuss these and more issues with a number of experts as well as representatives from EU…


The art of reporting on Europe

On Monday October 9th, Rolf-Dieter Krause talked at the City Hall Maastricht about the trade of being a correspondent in past and present Europe. As ARD-correspondent, Krause followed the birth of the Maastricht Treaty from a short distance. From his Brussels office and for over 25 years Krause would make the growing pains of the European Union visible for…


Wanted: young Europeans between 18 and 30 years old

In cooperation with the Association of European Border Regions, the European Commission recently started the Interreg Volunteer Youth initiative (IVY).   This initiative offers young Europeans (18-30) the opportunity to work for 2 to 6 months as a volunteer on an Interreg project. In that way, they can become actively acquainted with EU programmes and projects. They…


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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.


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.