CERiM's predecessor selected as a 'Success Story'
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 impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a success inspiration for others.
While the activities of MCEG contributed to put Maastricht on the European map in many ways, the organization of two events particularly stands out. MCEG hosted the first ever European presidential debate, bringing together four of the Spitzenkandidaten on stage in Maastricht in the run-up to the European elections on the 28th of April 2014. The broadcasted event not only reached out to students and the academic community, but also engaged the broader public in EU politics. Furthermore, MCEG also organised the first European teaching and learning conference in June 2014. This large-scale conference enabled lecturers in European studies, politics and international relations to meet and exchange ideas about best practices.
CERiM – also recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the European Commission – continues to build upon this success with a new series of Jean Monnet Lectures and a second edition of the Teaching & Learning Conference. Through conferences, workshops and public lectures as well as salient scientific publications, CERiM aims to cement the strong tradition of European research and teaching in Maastricht.