SG Lecture: The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi, on 24 May

SG Lecture: ‘The Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Burundi‘ by Irwin Iradukunda, LGBT activist from Burundi.

Thursday 24 May, 20.00. Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2. Free entrance.

In April 2009, Burundi has codified homophobia, institutionalising stigma and discrimination against the LGBT community. Violation of the Article 567 of the Penal Code can lead to a sentence of two years in prison.

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Workshop ‘Public Ethics and Integrity in the European Parliament and Commission’

As the mandate of the current European Parliament and Commission is drawing to an end – with elections planned for next year – this workshop takes stock of ethics and transparency measures initiated and/or implemented in both institutions since 2014. The workshop is convened by Dr. Andreea Năstase (FASoS) and Dr. Natassa Athanasiadou (Law).

Friday 25 May, 10.00-18.00, UM Brussels Campus (Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 153). Register online.

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Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018

Meet Maastricht Festival, 25-27 May 2018, is a celebration of local culture, heritage, food, nature, and music. 30 cultural activities in English, with local experts, prepared for the international community of Maastricht. Don’t miss it! More information please check:

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The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values, on 17 June

Join the internationally-renowned guests on Sunday 17 June from 14.00-15.30 during a unique conversation about the current and future role that fashion plays in individuals’ lives, our society and today’s economy. Act quick: Limited seat availability!

The Fashion Dialogue: a Clash of Values
Sunday 17 June 2018 | 14.00 – 15.30 | LAB-Gebouw, Maastricht | Part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018
Free admission, registration necessary.

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Workshop on The ECB’s accountability in a multilevel European order

On 29-30 May, a workshop organised by Diane Fromage and Phedon Nicolaides (Maastricht University) will be held at the Maastricht University Campus, Brussels. The event is free but registration is required.

The workshop will offer renewed perspectives on the question of the ECB’s accountability, informed by the exceptional transformations that its mandate, functions and tasks have undergone over the last few years.

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Conference on Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the EU, on 7 June

On Thursday 7 June, CERiM will be hosting a conference titled: ‘Beyond Membership: The Transformation of the European Union’. Registration is now open. Students will receive a participation certificate when attending the whole day.

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Symposium: Make the Sustainable Development Goals Yours!, on 16 May

Join our symposium on Wednesday 16 May from 9.00-17.00, at the Akenzaal (UNS40). Alan AtKisson, senior advisor and leader in sustainability transformations will be giving the keynote and facilitating the afternoon’s workshop. Pressed for time? You can sign up for all of our events separately. An overview of the programme can be downloaded. Please register online.

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The WE Festival v2.018, from 12-20 May

Get ready! The WE Festival is back, this year taking place from 12-20 May. Expect a week filled with art, culture, live music and exciting workshops. As always, sustainability is at the heart of who WE are, and our international team of volunteers, artists and students are working hard to create a welcoming, free and fun community. Check out our website and Facebook page for the full programme!​

Speak! Activism in Storytelling, an evening at the Lumiere, on 21 April

On Saturday 21 April, Story-Line presents the event ‘Speak! Activism in Storytelling’. The evening in Lumiere Cinema brings storytellers from different disciplines together on stage: writers, journalists, filmmakers, artists and slam-poets. They talk, discuss, read from and show their stories on screen.

Entrance per cinema room: Normal fee € 15,00, Students € 8,00. Stay tuned via Facebook.

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SG Lecture: The Marshall Plan and Today’s Transatlantic Relations

The transatlantic partnership, a driving force behind European integration, has come under pressure from both sides of the Atlantic. With 2018 marking the 70th anniversary since the start of Marshall Aid, there is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past and present of US-EU relations.

Studium Generale lecture. Monday 23 April, 20.00. Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. Free entrance. Speakers: Karen Donfried & Prof. Mathieu Segers.

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