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.
“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.Details
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…Details
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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.Details
Portraits of international students
“Europe gave me the opportunity to choose where I wanted to attend university.”
Davide Argeri (23, Italy)
“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)
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.