• MJECL to be published by Sage Publishing 12 March 2017 The Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law has switched publishers to Sage Publishing in January 2017. As part of this move, all copies of the MJECL will be available online for two months. For more information, please visit the following website.
  • 16 March 2017: Transparency and Secrecy in Foreign Policy 5 March 2017 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? 19 February 2017 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 3 February 2017 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 1 February 2017 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 28 January 2017 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, ...
  • 16 January 2017: ‘The post-referendum Brexit debate in the UK’ 11 January 2017 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 ...
  • ‘EU & ME’ : Commemorating 25 Years of the Maastricht Treaty 12 December 2016 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? 9 December 2016 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 16 November 2016 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 13 November 2016 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 8 November 2016 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 ...
  • CERiM Member Hylke Dijkstra edits Forum on EU Global Strategy for Journal of Contemporary Security Policy 13 October 2016 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 ...
  • CERiM member Mariolina Eliantonio awarded Jean Monnet Network grant 22 August 2016 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 ...
  • Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi presents on Access to Information at European Parliament public hearing on transparency 22 June 2016 On 21 June, Dr. Vigijlenca Abazi presented on the issue of balancing transparency and confidentiality at the public hearing on transparency and free access to information and documents held by the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. The hearing included the participation of academics, representatives from civil society and from the European institutions. The full recording of event is available online: http://bit.ly/28P3Gm6  
  • New book by CERiM coordinator Johan Adriaensen 13 June 2016 CERiM coordinator, Johan Adriaensen, has just published his monograph “National Administrations in EU trade policy: maintaining the capacity to control” with Palgrave Macmillan. His book studies the relation between administrative capacity and a member state’s control over the European Commission during trade negotiations. Exploratory fieldwork in Belgium, Poland, Estonia and Spain is combined with survey ...
  • “Musealising European History : Final Jean Monnet Lecture of the year by Taja Vovk van Gaal 27 May 2016   On May 26th, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming Taja Vovk van Gaal, who is heading the team that prepares the exhibitions and the structure of the House of European History (HEH). She came to share her experience on the process of creating the museum, which is due to open in the Eastman building in ...
  • Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi presents draft directive for whistle-blower protection at European Parliament 5 May 2016 On 4 May 2016, Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi presented at the European Parliament the draft directive for whistle-blower protection across the European Union. Dr. Abazi was one of the drafters of the draft directive and offered legal advice on the matter. This draft directive is an initiative by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament to inspire the European Commission for a possible legislative proposal. More ...
  • Dr. Vigijlenca Abazi publishes blog on Leaked Transparency on Verfassungsblog.de 19 April 2016 Dr. Vigijlenca Abazi has published a blog on leaked transparency and whistleblowers on Verfassungsblog.de.  The Panama mega leak and LuxLeaks expose tax heavens and show the salience of whistleblowers for triggering accountability. Yet, in Europe little or no whistleblower protection exists. As leaks are becoming the new norm of transparency and perhaps the main source of informed public debate, Dr. Abazi discusses the mismatch between ...
  • CERiM welcomes Andrew Duff for Jean Monnet Lecture 15 April 2016 On Thursday, 14 April 2016, CERiM had the pleasure of welcoming former British MP and outspoken European federalist Andrew Duff as a guest speaker for the second lecture of the Jean Monnet Lecture series. The intriguing title of his speech drew more than 80 students, professors and PhD candidates to attend the lecture and contrary to ...
  • “Blogging in an Academic Context – How and Why?” – Workshop by Jon Worth 24 March 2016 On Wednesday 23rd March 2016, CERiM was pleased to welcome Jon Worth – blogger on European affairs on www.jonworth.eu – who held a workshop on blogging in an academic context for CERiM members. Although many CERiM members – ranging from political scientists, EU lawyers, to PhD candidates and professors – are bloggers and understand the ...
  • CERiM’s predecessor selected as a “Success Story” 16 March 2016 CERiM’s predecessor, the Maastricht Centre for European Governance (MCEG) has been selected as a “Success Story” by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.  It has also been highlighted as such on the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform. “Success Stories” are finalised projects that distinguished themselves with their ...
  • CERiM member Maarten Vink has received an ERC grant 23 February 2016 The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Prof. Dr. Maarten Vink for his project ‘Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition’. Through this prestigious grant Prof. Vink can expand his scientific research further and hire new researchers for a period of five years.
  • Large EU-CIVCAP research project kicks off 17 December 2015 Hylke Dijkstra and Petar Petrov (FASoS) participated in the starting conference of the EU-CIVCAP project in Bristol, UK. This EU-funded Horizon 2020 project includes 11 partners. Until the end of 2018, CERiM researchers will analyse the capabilities of the EU for conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Maastricht leads a work-package (including IAI, EPLO, CEPS among others) ...
  • Prof. Ellen Vos awarded EU funding to establish the Jean Monnet Agency Research Network 10 September 2015 Professor Ellen Vos is awarded EU research funding to establish the Jean Monnet network entitled he Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN). TARN aims to promote  academic scholarship on the agencification of EU executive governance and to create a platform for dialogue between academics and practitioners. Together with Bruno de Witte and ...
  • CERiM awarded new EU funding as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 9 September 2015 The newly created Centre for European Research in Maastricht, CERiM, has been successful in attracting support from the European Union’s Erasmus+ program (2015-2018). The joint application from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will further enhance cooperation between both faculties in terms of education, research and (public) outreach. As a ...
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker interviewed on TV Limburg 7 September 2015 Sophie Vanhoonacker was interviewed on TV Limburg @L1 (in Dutch) on the #OAY15. Does this tradition need to be updated?  http://bit.ly/1QlJfrX 
  • Kiran Patel awarded EU funding as Jean Monnet Chair 3 September 2015 Starting in September 2015, the Faculty will have an additional Jean Monnet Chair. Kiran Patel’s application had already been successful in the 2014 round, but was postponed due to a visiting professorship in London. The new Jean Monnet Chair will strengthen the historical component of European studies at the faculty. Recently, Patel was elected fellow ...