30 March 2017:

Maastricht Monnet Lecture by BEUC Director
Monique Goyens

23 March 2017:

CERiM annual PhD Workshop
at Campus Brussels

16 March 2017:
Transparency and
Secrecy in Foreign Policy

New Edited Volume by
CERiM Co-Director
Ellen Vos'

'Between Flexibility &

11 May 2017:

Maastricht Monnet Lecture
by former Greek Finance Minister

MJECL to be published by Sage Publishing


Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

CERiM is an interdisciplinary research venue creating synergies and stimulating joint projects and events in the fields of European law, governance, and their respective history. It brings together researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) and the Faculty of Law (FL) of Maastricht University. CERiM links the FASoS research programme Politics and Culture in Europe with the Maastricht Centre for European Law (FL), and the Montesquieu Institute Maastricht (FL with participation of FASoS). At the same time, CERiM is the successor of the Maastricht Centre for European Governance (MCEG), a former Jean Monnet Centre that was recently selected as a ‘success story’ by a panel of Commission experts.

CERiM provides a platform of collaboration, intellectual exchange and facilitation between the participating researchers. At the same time it bundles individual efforts to increase international outreach and to give a substantial input to the Maastricht University’s strategic research theme Europe and a Globalising World. CERiM is one of several centres at Maastricht that bring together researchers from the Faculty of Law and FASoS. Other such centres are MACIMIDE, a centre that focuses on migration, mobility, citizenship, development and family life, and ITEM, a centre that seeks to facilitate Euregional cross-border mobility and cooperation. CERiM collaborates closely with both centres in the form of common events and funding applications.

Project in the picture

HOMER – Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (EU- funding)

HOMER is a six step research-based teaching program that seeks to identify narratives, focusing on three history making summits of national leaders in the history of European integration. The almost forgotten 1969 summit of The Hague was central to the emergence of the EU and the European Council as an entity. The Maastricht summit of 1991 was a history-making act for the deepening of European integration. The 2009 summit of Lisbon opened a new age for the construction of the EU

HOMER is but one of the many innovative research projects in which CERiM is involved. Explore the others here.