12 December 2016

Maastricht University and Europe

Leading up to the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, UM participated in three 'Europe events'. A photo report of these events can be found at the bottom of this page.

European top conference

Europe calling

The Province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht organised several conferences with the theme Europe Calling, including an EU & ME top conference on Friday 9 December. Among the participants were Jean Claude Juncker (Chairman of the European Committee), Martin Schulz (President of the European Parliament), Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Dutch Minister of Finance and chairman of the Eurogroup) and Herman van Rompuy (Former EC president). UM was also represented at the event. Mathieu Segers, professor of European history and European integration, and Bruno de Witte, professor of European law, participated in the panel discussions.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem talks to UM students

After the conference, Jeroen Dijsselbloem visited UM to talk to students about the challenges and opportunities for the EU. The consequences of the Brexit on economical and political processes in the Netherlands were also discussed.

Watch the video impression of the discussion between Jeroen Dijsselbloem and UM students.

Frans Timmermans about the future of Europe

On December 8th Frans Timmermans, the First Vice-President of the European Commission, attended the Citizen's Dialoge, an event organised by the European Commission together with University College Maastricht. At La Bonbonnière, he discussed the importance of Europe and he plead for solidarity and trust.

Watch a video impression of the Citizen's Dialogue with Frans Timmermans.

You can also watch a full video reportage of the evening.

A photo impression of the events