European Public Affairs

Would you like to understand the European dimensions of governance? Do you hope to be a policymaker, tackling transnational problems and implementing transnational solutions? Or would you like to find new ways as a public affairs professional or lobbyist to get your issues on the agenda and influence policymakers? If you have the interest and the motivation, we can offer you the knowledge and the skills to succeed. 


The master's programme in European Public Affairs provides advanced professional training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of European policy-making. You will learn to think in European terms and will gain practical experience working in international teams to solve European policy problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. This will prepare you for an excellent career in European public affairs and public service.

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Ivan Rahov, Student Ambassador European Public Affairs

Ivan is from Bulgaria and chose to come to Maastricht University for the Master’s programme European Public Affairs. “I’m an ambitious student with ideas and many goals. After my Bachelor's programme International Politics at the University of Huddersfield, UK, I wanted to find a Master’s study where you are more part of a group, which is important to me. At FASoS and with the Problem-Based Learning method, you are highly encouraged to become involved, to participate, talk, discuss, debate. So far, it’s been a wonderful, engaging and very dynamic programme. I’m hoping for an internship at one of the European institutions.

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Ivan Rahov, Ambassador Master European Public Affairs

“For me it’s very important to be given the chance to be part of something and to really participate in debates and discussions.”

  • I wrote a position paper about the cross-border labour market and organised a work conference for 100 participants on the difficulties of cross-border labour
    Lisanne Wessels (The Netherlands), European Public Affairs