20-21.09.2021 Meeting of the Nanobubbles Project
In September we also hosted a group of researchers who met in the framework of the NanoBubbles project, which aims to explore the ways erroneous claims can be removed from the scientific record. To understand how the correction of science works or fails, the NanoBubbles project combines approaches from the natural sciences, engineering (natural language processing) and humanities and social sciences (linguistics, sociology, philosophy and history of science).
If you would like to find out more about the project, follow this link to hear from prof. Cyrus Mody (Maastricht University, FASoS), who is one of the lead researchers of the project.
04.10.2021 Podcast 'Stories from Brussels' with UM Lecturers and Researchers
In October we recorded another episode for our podcast 'Stories from Brussels'. This time we had the pleasure of hearing from Hylke Dijkstra, Associate Professor and the Director of the Research Program Politics and Culture in Europe at UM; Francesca Colli, Assistant Professor in European Politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM and Alvaro Oleart, Postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University, Studio Europa and Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The discussion was moderated by Associate Director of UM Campus Brussels, Associate Prof. Paul Stephenson.
We asked them about their paths into academia, the projects they are currently working on, and about their favourite places in Brussels.
You can listen to this and all the episodes here.
28.09.2021 PREMSTEM Annual Meeting
PREMSTEM is a stem cell regeneration research network of world leading clinicians, researchers, stakeholder advocacy groups and an industrial partner with well-established experience in neonatology and drug development. PREMSTEM is focused on delivering to the clinic a novel regenerative therapy to reduce the enormous emotional, health and economic implications of neurodevelopmental injury caused by encephalopathy of prematurity – brain damage associated with premature birth.
We had the pleasure of hosting the annual meeting of the PREMSTEM research team. You can find out more about the project and hear from prof. Tim Wolfs (Maastricht University, FHML) by following this link.
22.10.2021 Intertwining Criminal Justice and Imigration Control in the EU: Theoretical, Interdisciplinary, and Practical Perspectives
On 22nd October 2021 we hosted a hybrid workshop "Intertwining Criminal Justice and Immigration Control in the EU: Theoretical, Interdisciplinary, and Practical Perspectives" organised by GLaw-Net Research Network, the Maastricht Centre for European Law, and the Faculty of Law of Queen Mary University of London.
The workshop explored the theoretical, normative, and philosophical underpinnings of EU and national policies intertwining criminal and migration law, as well as their practical use (and abuse) and impact on the protection of fundamental rights of migrants and the rule of law.
26.10.2021 Meet UM Campus Brussels
In October we held an online session for everyone from Maastricht University who was interested to find out more about our Campus, meet the team, hear from the Directors and have a virtual tour of the building. Students, staff, and researchers joined to follow the session and ask their questions.
22.11.2021 JOINT WP2 Workshop: the Context of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Internal Contestation, Regional Fragmentation and Multipolar Competition
JOINT is a project aimed at assessing challenges to a more joined-up foreign and security policy of the EU. It is an interdisciplinary project involving 14 partners from 12 countries, which investigates how to make EU foreign and security policy governance structures more joined-up and sustainable in a rapidly changing and contested international environment.
The Campus hosted a workshop organised by JOINT project on the topic of 'The Context of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Internal Contestation, Regional Fragmentation and Multipolar Competition'. The event was held in a hybrid format.
23.11.2021 Book Launch: Relative Authority of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Review: EU Courts, Boards of Appeal, Ombudsman
In November we hosted the launch of the book 'Relative Authority of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Review: EU Courts, Boards of Appeal, Ombudsman' by Michał Krajewski. The book examines the operation of EU judicial and extrajudicial review mechanisms. It confronts the formal legal rules with evolving practices, relying on rich statistical data and internal documents.
Michał Krajewski was joined by discussants Michal Bobek (former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU), Ian Harden (University of Sheffield, former Secretary General of the European Ombudsman), Minna Heikkila (Head of the Legal Service of the European Chemical Agency), Annalisa Volpato (Assistant Professor, Maastricht University) and Merijn Chamon (Assistant Professor, Maastricht University). The event was chaired by Mariolina Eliantonio (Professor of European and Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure, Maastricht University).
24.11.2021 Fireplace Talk on Transparency and Accountability: the European Ombudsman
On 24 November we had the pleasure of virtually hosting Dr. Andreea Năstase, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University and Emily O'Reilly, the European Ombudsman for our first Fireplace Talk dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. The event zoomed in on Transparency and Accountability, as one of the policy fields laid out by the Treaty, and on the role of the European Ombudsman.
You can listen to the podcast episode of the discussion here.
01.12.2021 Fireplace Talk on Social Policy and the Protection of Workers in the Single Market
Our next Fireplace Talk dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty zoomed in on one of the policy fields laid out by the Maastricht Treaty and in particular - Social Policy and the Protection of Workers in the Single Market.
Our guest speakers for the talk were Anne Pieter van der Mei, Professor of European and Social Law (Maastricht University), Jeroen Lenaers, the Member of the European Parliament (EPP), Saskia Montebovi, Assistant Professor in Social Law (Maastricht University), and Gijsbert Vonk, Professor of Social Security Law (University of Groningen).
You can find the recording of the conversation here.