• 21 April 2017: Scientific Knowledge in Environmental Litigation Related to the Second Annual CERiM Conference, an international workshop entitled ‘Scientific knowledge in environmental litigation: National Solutions, EU Requirements and Current Challenges’ will take place on 21 April 2017 at Maastricht University for researchers and judges convened by CERiM member and Associate Professor Mariolina Eliantonio and Doctoral Candidate from the University of Helsinki, Tiina Paloniitty. The final ...
  • 11 May 2017: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by former Greek Finance Minister On Thursday, 11 May 2017, CERiM will host George Papaconstantinou, the former Greek minister of Finance who found himself in the midst of a storm as the budgetary and financial crisis hit the European Union for the final Jean Monnet Lecture of the Academic year. His memoirs of this six year period were published last year. ‘Game Over’ ...
  • 16 March 2017: Transparency and Secrecy in Foreign Policy Access to information is vital to the exercise of democratic scrutiny. At the same time, some democratic policies require secrecy. Particularly in the realm of security policy, to ensure that democratic principles are heeded, parliaments are informed behind closed doors. In the area of foreign policy, some parliaments choose to refuse access to secret information ...
  • 20 February 2017: Debate Café Post-truth – What Counts for People: Expertise or Populist Opinion? With this edition of the Debate Café, Studium Generale and SCOPE Economics would like to direct attention to the topic of post-truth and how society should deal with it. The event will take place on Monday, 20th February 2017, 20.00h at the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht. Post-truth – “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective ...
  • 27-28 June 2017: Call for Papers – International TARN Conference The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) promotes multi- and interdisciplinary research about the Agencification of EU executive governance in  dialogue between academia and practitioners. TARN launches a call for papers for a two-day international TARN conference to be held at the University of Luxembourg in Luxembourg on 27-28 June 2017 on the external ...
  • 20 April 2017: CERiM Annual Conference – Contestation of Expertise in the European Union Contestation of Expertise in the European Union: Policy-making between evidence-based decision-making and post-truth politics  Expertise increasingly faces a contested role in decision-making and public debate. On the one hand, hardly any policy can be conceived today without expert consultation, yet on the other hand, expertise seems too readily to be disqualified in public debate even in most important ...
  • “Thinking Through the Future of Memory” – Inaugural Conference of the Memory Studies Association, Amsterdam From 3 to the 5 December 2016, almost 200 memory scholars as well as practitioners from many different countries came together in Amsterdam. The conference organized by CERiM Member Aline Sierp and Jenny Wüstenberg (York University, Toronto, Canada) welcomed leading figures in the field of memory studies, including Michael Rothberg, Astrid Erll, Ann Rigney, Daniel Levy, Jan Kubik, ...
  • 30 March 2017: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by BEUC Director Monique Goyens For the fourth Maastricht Monnet Lecture of this academic year, CERiM is pleased to welcome Director of the European Consumer Organization (BEUC), Monique Goyens, as a guest speaker. As Director General of BEUC, Monique represents 41 independent national consumer associations in 31 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels, ensuring that consumer’ interests are ...
  • 16 January 2017: ‘The post-referendum Brexit debate in the UK’ On Monday, 16th January 2017, Professor Michelle Cini, one of the leading scholars on the EU and author of one of the first articles on the Brexit result will give a lecture entitled: ‘The post-referendum Brexit debate in the UK: politics, expertise and influence’. The event is scheduled to take place from 18.00 – 19.15 at the UCM Lecture Hall. Following the ...
  • 09 February 2017: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly CERiM is honoured to welcome European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly as a guest speaker in its on-going Maastricht Monnet Lecture series with a lecture entitled: ”Will the EU survive another 25 years?”. O’Reilly, assumed office in October 2013 as the European Ombudsman in Brussels. As a journalist and broadcaster, she became Ireland’s first female Ombudsman and Information Commissioner in ...
  • 23 March 2017: CERiM annual PhD Workshop at Campus Brussels On 23rd March 2017, CERiM will host its annual PhD workshop at Maastricht University, Campus Brussels (Avenue de l’Armée 10, 1040 Brussels, Belgium). The purpose of this workshop is to offer PhD fellows an opportunity to present papers and discuss their research with leading experts in their respective fields. These papers will in turn be published ...
  • ‘EU & ME’ : Commemorating 25 Years of the Maastricht Treaty Last Friday, 9 December 2016, leading politicians, scholars and interested parties followed the invitation of the municipality of Maastricht to attend the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. Among the many speakers to attend, the city was not only honoured to welcome President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz ...
  • 12 December 2016: TARN lecture by Dr. Deluyker – Risk Assessment as a scientific discipline? On  Monday 12 December 2016, Dr. H. Deluyker, Scientific Adviser to the Executive Director of EFSA, will give a TARN lecture entitled:  Is Risk assessment a scientific discipline? Time: 10.00 – 11.30 hrs Venue: Karl Dittrich Lecture Hall, Maastricht University, Bonnefantenstraat 2, Maastricht You are kindly invited to attend this lecture. The attendance is free of charge but ...
  • 09 December 2016: 25 Years of the Maastricht Treaty On 09 December 2016, the Province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht will organise a conference to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. Among others, the city of Maastricht will welcome the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the former Commission President Herman van Rompuy as key ...
  • 05 December 2016: CERiM Members discuss security challenges in the EU at Debate Café On 5th December 2016, join the Debate Café at Bookshop Dominicanen to discuss the security challenges and direction of the European Union with key experts at Maastricht University. Europe finds itself in troubling times. Trump has indicated that European NATO allies have to contribute more for US military protection, and has even called America’s loyalty to ...
  • Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi gives Jean Monnet Lecture at the University of Salamanca On 28 October 2016, Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi was invited to give a Jean Monnet lecture at University of Salamanca, the oldest founded university in Spain, within the remit of Jean Monnet Chair EU External Relations held  by Professor Juan Santos Vara. Dr. Abazi’s lecture entitled’ Parliaments as Watchtowers in International Relations: Challenges and Implications of Official Secrets’ focused on comparative ...
  • 21-22 November 2016 Workshop: Germs, Bioterrorism and Chemical Attacks In cooperation with the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL), CERiM is organising a Workshop on 21-22 November 2016 entitled ‘Germs, Bioterrorism and Chemical Attacks: Internal and External EU Security Perspectives’ at Maastricht University Campus Brussels. This academic workshop will bring together academics and policy experts in the field of public health and security policy with the purpose ...
  • CERiM Member Hylke Dijkstra edits Forum on EU Global Strategy for Journal of Contemporary Security Policy Dr. Hylke Dijkstra, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has recently edited a forum on the recent EU Global Strategy for the Journal of Contemporary Security Policy with seven articles by senior colleagues on how the strategy came about. The forum can be accessed through the following link. In the wake of the ...
  • 09 November 2016: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by Martin Westlake Although the use of direct democracy was until recently anathema to the United Kingdom’s democratic tradition, based as it always has been on the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, the prospect of the United Kingdom holding a (or, rather, another) referendum on some aspect of the European Union had, since 1975, gradually become increasingly inevitable. With ...
  • 13 October 2016: Maastricht Monnet Lecture by Harry Cooper From the beginning, POLITICO Europe planned to shake up news reporting on the European Union. Now, in its second year of existence, a good opportunity arises to reflect on the way it made its entry into the Brussels scene, the effect it has had on reporting of the EU and what its future might be. While ...
  • 13-14 October 2016: Farewell Seminar by Prof. Gerard-René de Groot On Thursday and Friday, 13th and 14th October 2016, the Faculty of Law organises a farewell seminar which will be chaired by Prof. Gerard-René de Groot. Over the course of two days, the seminar entitled ‘The future of nationality law’, will welcome a number of scholars and practitioners as guest lecturers and panelists on the topic of ...
  • 06-07 October 2016: Workshop on Democratic Advances and Authoritarian Persistence On October 6-7, Gergana Noutcheva & Assem Dandashly will be hosting an International workshop on Democratic Advances and Authoritarian Persistence in the European Neighbourhood at Maastricht University’s Brussels Campus. The workshop aims  at  investigating  why  some  countries  in  the  EU’s  eastern  and southern  neighbourhood  have  liberalised  whereas  others  have  resisted  change  or  even strengthened  their  ...
  • CERiM member Mariolina Eliantonio awarded Jean Monnet Network grant Mariolina Eliantonio, Associate Professor in European Administrative Law, has been awarded a Jean Monnet Network grant (for the total value of 300,000 Euro) together with five other leading academics in the field of European law to set up a research network on the use of EU soft law by national administrations and courts. The objectives of ...
  • Marking CERiM’s first Anniversary The Centre for European Research in Maastricht has been operational for one year. This presents a good occasion to take stock of what has been accomplished but also to look forward at the initiatives and challenges that lay ahead. It was a year during which the European Union has stumbled from one crisis into the ...
  • 9-10 June 2016 Conference: Second European Conference on Teaching & Learning, Brussels The second European Conference on Teaching & Learning in Politics, International Relations & European Studies On the 09th and 10th June 2016, the Institute of European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is hosting the second European Teaching and Learning Conference, which is jointly organized by BISA, ECPR, PSA and UACES and co-sponsored by CERiM. At teaching conferences, we ...
  • 26 May 2016: Jean Monnet Lecture by Taja Vovk Van Gaal Do Europeans not only have a common future but also a common past? This question has been at the centre of discussions on the ‘House of European History’ (HEH) which is due to open in 2016 in the Eastman building in Brussels. The HEH was set up at the initiative of the European Parliament and ...
  • 14 April 2016: Jean Monnet Lecture by Andrew Duff With a referendum approaching that holds the potential to make a lasting impact on the whole European integration process, we are extremely pleased to host Mr. Andrew Duff, European federalist and former British MEP, for our second CERiM Jean Monnet Lecture entitled: “Facilitating co-existence: the endgame for Brexit”. The lecture will take place on the 14th of April, from 18.30-20.00 at ...
  • 11 April 2016 Information Session : Part-time PhD programmes for Professionals Ever thought of working towards a PhD alongside your full-time job? The part-time PhD programmes for professionals at the Campus Brussels of Maastricht University offer a unique opportunity to obtain a doctorate degree to enhance your professional career. Applications are open for commencement of PhD studies starting autumn 2016. An information session will be organised on April 11, 2016 18:00-20:00hrs at ...
  • 23 March 2016 Seminar: “Blogging in an Academic Context – How and Why?” When: 23 March 2016 Time: 16.00-17.30 hrs Venue: Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, GG80-82, Room 3.002​ On 23 March 2016, CERiM is organising a Seminar that focuses on how blogging can be used in an academic context. Reaching a non-academic audience with the conclusions of academic research is a challenging task, but blogs (in conjunction with other social media platforms) are an increasingly important communications channel when trying to reach ...
  • 25 February 2016: Jean Monnet Lecture by Connie Hedegaard On 25 February, former European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard has delivered the first Jean Monnet Lecture of 2016 for CERiM, entitled “The European Union and the Paris Climate Summit: Strengths and Weaknesses of the European Approach to Climate Change”. To read the full report of her lecture, please follow this link Jean Monnet Lecture 25.02.2016, Hedegaard