May 6th 2017
The Region gives its ideas on the future of Europe
How can we improve Europe and the Euregio? How can we bring Europe closer? And how do we make it more tangible? That’s what the Europe Calling! Citizens’ Summit on 6 May 2017 is all about. Members of the public from the Euregio will be invited to give their ideas on Europe’s future before and during this Citizens’ Summit. The process will begin in February with “regional round tables” in preparation for the conference and which the public can register for now.
Why regional round tables?
The regional round tables are intended as a means of deciding on the subjects to be discussed at the Citizens’ Summit. These meetings will be held in Liège (4 February), Maastricht (11 February), Aachen (18 February) and Genk (also 18 February). A student debate is also scheduled for Maastricht on 21 January. The main thrust of the discussions during the regional round table sessions and the eventual Citizens’ Summit is to critically reflect on the Europe of today and also its significance for housing, employment and living in the Euregio.
Why a Citizens’ Summit?
The Citizens’ Summit is being organised jointly by the Meuse-Rhine Euregio, the Province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht. The summit is being organised under the auspices of the Europe Calling! programme, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the signature of the Maastricht Treaty. This achievement is not so much being celebrated as being regarded as an opportunity to take a critical look at Europe and the significance it has for housing, employment and living in the Euregio. After all, a lot has changed over 25 years. According to Europe Calling!, citizens’ ideas can be used to make Europe and the Euregio together fit for the future. An opportunity is also being provided to complete an online questionnaire in advance, in the run-up to the regional round tables. The result will form the basis for the regional round tables.
These are the dates and locations for the meetings of the regional round tables in your area:
- 21 January: student debate in Maastricht
Maastricht School of Management | Endepolsdomein 150 | 6229 EP Maastricht
- 4 February: Liège (fully booked)
Palais provincial | 2 Place Notger | 4000 Liège
- 11 February: Maastricht
Centre Céramique | Avenue Ceramique 50 | 6221 KV Maastricht
- 18 February: Genk
C-mine Crib | C-Mine 12 | 3600 Genk
- 18 February: Aachen (fully booked)
Centre Charlemagne | Katschhof 1 | 52062 Aachen
On 6 May, the concluding conference will be held in the Provincial Government Buildings on the River Meuse in Maastricht. Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you wish to participate, subscribe now and invite your neighbours, friends, colleagues and other acquaintances to register, too.
The Europe Calling! Citizens’ Summit is organized in cooperation with European Cultural Foundation (ECF), the King Baudouin Foundation and Network Democracy.