'What's up, EU?' Talk Series


‘What’s up, EU?’ is the name of Maastricht University (UM) Campus Brussels’ new short talk series dedicated to learning and discussing about issues that are high on the European Union (EU) agenda.

The launch of this initiative is not coincidental. It comes at a time of UM’s reinforced commitment to its role as the European university of the Netherlands, in the framework of increasingly important EU initiatives in education, research, and innovation.

With this in mind, the aim of the ‘What’s up, EU?’ talk series is to inform UM about developments in and around EU policy, with a focus on issues that closely affect universities, and invite the UM community to reflect about how these developments may impact them.

The talks will last one hour and will be organised on a regular basis, depending on the issues that are on the EU agenda. They will consist of informal talks with EU policy-makers and stakeholders, during which they will be invited to present a topic they are working on. UM staff, students, and (in most cases) external partners will be invited to attend and ask questions.