25 Years Treaty of Maastricht

Schiek, D. (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


The conference is organized as a cooperation project between the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) of Maastricht University and the New Europeans and it is hosted by the Province of Limburg.

With this conference the partners want to contribute to the project of the Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Maastricht called: Maastricht, Working on Europe

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.

Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM is the pivot of research, counselling, knowledge exchange and training activities with regard to cross border mobility and cooperation.

ITEM is an initiative of Maastricht University (UM), the Dutch Centre of Expertise and Innovation on Demographic Changes (NEIMED), Zuyd Hogeschool, the city of Maastricht, the Meuse-Rhine Euregion (EMR) and the (Dutch) Province of Limburg.

New Europeans is an award-wining civil rights organisation based in Brussels and London which campaigns for the rights of EU citizens and third country nationals and for a Europe of the citizens. In 2018 New Europeans won the Schwarzkopf Europe Award following an online poll of under 35 year olds for its proposal for a Green Card for Europe to safeguard free movement and EU citizenship rights.

New Europeans is a membership organisation and welcomes applications from people of all walks of life who support their work to create a more democratic and inclusive vision of Europe's future, based on the values of equality, social justice and diversity and anchored in human rights. Volunteer opportunities are available to members of the organisation in the areas of capacity building, project delivery, communications and advocacy. Please write to bureau@neweuropeans.net for more information.

It is no accident of history that the Treaty on European Union was signed in Maastricht in 1992. After all, nestled in between Belgium and Germany and situated at the heart of Europe, Maastricht is not only a logical location from a geographical point of view. Its situation on the national borders is precisely why people of this region think and act in cross-border terms, ‘connecting’ and ‘building bridges’. It is a place that is working constantly to build Europe’s future – a place where it is possible to have a dialogue about Europe and where Europe itself is being forged.

Period01 Nov 2018
Event typeConference
LocationMaastricht, Netherlands