20 April 2017:

CERiM Annual Conference

21 April 2017:

Scientific Knowledge in Environmental Litigation

11 May 2017:

Maastricht Monnet Lecture
by former Greek Finance Minister

30 March 2017:

Maastricht Monnet Lecture by BEUC Director
Monique Goyens

New Edited Volume by
CERiM Co-Director
Ellen Vos'

'Between Flexibility &


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

EURA-NET – Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People (EU-funding)

EURA-NET aims to attain an understanding of the current characteristics and related policy impact of temporary transnational mobility of people. The findings in the European-Asian context will provide insights to be applied to other world regions. The project seeks to help national and international policy-makers to address the challenges arising in the increasingly interconnected and demographically mobile world. This will be done by discovering how politics structures the movement of people in sending, transit and receiving countries and by shedding light on the international practices and experiences of individual migrants. The research outcomes will be communicated in the forms of scientific and policy reports and policy briefs to multi-level interest groups.

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