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…

Federica Mogherini visits Maastricht

The European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Maastricht University invites political and social representatives, students and European citizens to join a special occasion on 28 September 2017 in the capital of the Dutch province of Limburg, the historic city of Maastricht. The event will be especially enriched by an exclusive keynote speech on…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.