FASoS Research

Results needed for the Scientific Report 2018

It is the time of the year again to register your research output in PURE, unless you have already done so.  Please fill in your 2018 output in PURE before 10 January 2019. A detailed overview of what to report can be found below. In case you do not have any output, please inform Lidwien Hollanders before the deadline.

Important: For all kinds of assessments, only output registered in PURE counts.


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Hylke Dijkstra presents research to policy-makers

Hylke Dijkstra was invited to an expert conference in Schwielowsee (Potsdam) to present research findings from the EU-CIVCAP project on civilian CSDP capabilities to a large group of EU officials.

FASoS researchers are part of a Horizon 2020-funded EU-CIVCAP project (2015-2018) consisting of 11 research institutes to study the civilian capabilities of the EU for crisis response.


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‘Maastricht, Working on Europe’: opportunities for researchers

The ‘Maastricht, Working on Europe‘ group is looking for Post-doctoral researchers with a proven interest in one or more of the defined research themes:

  • Democracy, Politics, Security and Rule of Law
  • Identity, Heritage and the Citizens’ Perspective
  • Prosperity, Welfare and Inequality
  • Knowledge, Technology and Digitalisation

Deadline for applications: 9 November 2018.


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FASoS journal in Social Science Citation Index

The academic peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Security Policy, hosted at FASoS and edited by Hylke Dijkstra, has now been included in the highly prestigious Social Science Citation Index. The first Impact Factor is expected in June 2019.


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Annual MACIMIDE Conference

On 21 September, the MACIMIDE conference took place. During several interesting workshops, panels and roundtable discussions, MACIMIDE researchers presented their work to researchers from the UM and to guest speakers and discussants from other universities. Karlijn Haagsman & Swantje Falcke represented FASoS in the organising committee and other FASoS staff members were involved in organising workshops or presented papers.
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MOTRAYL workshop on “Youth-centric Methods/Approaches”

The MOTRAYL project hosted a workshop to interactively and creatively investigate “Youth-centric Methods/Approaches” on 19 and 20 September with the invited participation of four international experts. Each expert, coming from different European institutions and disciplinary backgrounds in anthropology, youth studies, and geography, designed interactive exercises about methodology for the five PhD’s, and four MO-TRAYL faculty members.
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Save the date: FASoS Research Heidag, on 8 November

This year the annual Research Heidag will take place at Thursday 8 November from 12.00-17.30 hours at the Groote Sociëteit (Vrijthof 36).

This Research Heidag will consist of three parts. The first part will be policy oriented and will deal with data protection issues.


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Call for Applications FASoS ‘Valorization’ prize

All staff members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply for the ‘valorization’ prize. The prize will be awarded at the Research Heidag on 8 November 2018 to an individual or a group. Projects must demonstrate that they build on existing research at FASoS and that they have created demonstrable societal value. Please apply by 15 October.


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Funding Success for Johan Adriaensen, Thomas Christiansen and CERiM

CERiM (the Centre for European Research in Maastricht) has been successful in its application for a new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2018-2021). The joint initiative of 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.


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NORTIA early-career residency for Dorina Baltag

Dr Dorina Baltag has been awarded the NORTIA Early-career Researcher Residency and is visiting Brussels School of International Studies, BSIS at Kent University (Brussels campus) during this autumn 2018. The NORTIA residency presents itself as an opportunity to present the results of Dorina´s research and to develop further her research agenda on EU diplomacy.


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