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

Win a Europe Calling! package

No one can have failed to notice that this year the Maastricht Treaty is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark this occasion, a competition is being held. Europe Calling! will be giving away 5 prize packages.

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Frans Timmermans: Europe has strayed from the key issues

“I think that in recent times, we have strayed slightly from the key issues regarding Europe”, says European Commissioner Frans Timmermans. The first vice-president of the European Commission regrets the current atmosphere in Europe, which is too often characterised by ‘everyone for himself’. That is largely because the debate is no longer objective”, according to the Maastricht born Timmermans.

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75 Youngsters debate NATO and Europe’s security

Friday 14th of April approximately 75 young people from Limburg had a meeting in the Provincial Government Buildings to debate the future of a secure Europe. This has been prompted by the 50th anniversary this year of the NATO headquarters in Brunssum. The young people, aged from 15 to 18, debated about NATO, security and…

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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

Confine the free movement of people

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

Accessibility

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.