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 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

News items

Talented debaters in Limburg compete for honours

Now in its nineteenth season, the TV programme En route to the Lower Chamber by VARA public broadcasting organisation seeks out the most talented debaters and speakers of the Netherlands. This year more than two hundred secondary schools from across the country will compete for the title of best debating school in the Netherlands. The…

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The State of Europe

On Wednesday 22 February a new series of talks, ‘The State of Europe’, starts at Bureau Europa. Stephan Petermann from OMA/AMO and David Mulder from XML Architecture Research Urbanism both give a presentation on the ways in which they ‘build’ on the ‘State of Europe’. Both agencies have been conducting long-term research into the European…

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Debate with 200 young Europeans

Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty and in the context of growing disaffection toward the European project, EU’s cities and regions have pledged to shoulder their share to achieve greater involvement of the citizens in shaping a new path for the Union. Following a debate on Europe’s future with a delegation of…

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Importance of regions emphasised on Maastricht Treaty anniversary

European Committee of the Regions visits Maastricht On 7 February, the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, a conference of the European Committee of the Regions was held in the Provincial Government Buildings. Under the title of ‘Reflections on Europe, 25 years after the Treaty’, the current state of cooperation and the outlook for the…

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

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Latest blog

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.

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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.