Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM)
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Centre for European Research in Maastricht

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence providing a venue for interdisciplinary research and joint projects and events in the fields of European law, governance, and their respective history. We bring together researchers from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and Law (FL) at Maastricht University.


CERiM focuses on the interactions between Europe and global developments. How is the European Union responding to changes in the world? To what extent can Europe and the EU contribute to the development of global regimes in fields such as human rights, economic and financial regulation, asylum and migration, and many others? And is the EU capable of doing this within the current institutional configuration? Historians look into the Europe-global link which has been developing over the past decades and how ‘the global’ has shaped Europe as much as Europe has contributed to the shape of global affairs.

Research lines

  • Differentiation & Flexible Integration
  • Constitutionalising Europe
  • European Governance & Market Integration
  • Europe & the World


CERiM’s scientists are involved in educational activities within different undergraduate and graduate programmes. Innovative teaching practices are implemented and disseminated through active engagement with the scholarship on teaching and learning. Their expertise lies in:

  • constitutional law of the European Union
  • internal market and non-market issues
  • interplay between the EU and national law
  • European administrative governance
  • history of European integration
  • the EU’s external relations

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Centre for European Research in Maasticht

A joint venture between the Faculty of Law & the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences