Maastricht Europe Days 2018: two day festival, on 7-8 December

The Maastricht Europe Days (MED’2018) is an exciting two-day festival in which citizens, artists, academics, activists and politicians will have a chance to meet and exchange opinions about Europe and its future.

The following events take place:

Spoken Beat Night: What’s up Europe?
On Saturday 8 December from 20.00 to 22.00, Spoken Beat Night will combine music, spoken word and live animation while exploring topics such as European Identity and post-Brexit. The spoken word artist Jeannine Valeriano will be accompanied by guitarist Paul Palessen and two talented spoken artist form the other side of the channel: Madi Maxwell-Libby & Jacob Sam-La Rose.

Language: Dutch – English

Building Conversation
On Saturday 8 December from 10.00 to 14.00, the artist collective Building Conversation will challenge citizens to come together and to start a conversation about the current challenges facing Europe such as migration and Brexit. This is the perfect occasion to have a genuine conversation about issues that matter with your fellow European citizens.

Language: Dutch

Pop-Up Museum: I Am So Angry(I Made a Sign)
On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, citizens will have the opportunity not only to enjoy this amazing traveling exhibition but also to be actively involved by having the chance to create their own protest board answering the question: ‘What are Europeans so angry about and are they willing to fight for their ideals?’.

Language: Dutch – English

The Trial of Ratko Mladić
On Friday 7 December at 19.00, this documentary screening produced by Rob Miller and Henry Singer will be an occasion to reflect on the events of the Bosnian War and on the international prosecution process of Ratko Mladićunder the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. What can extreme forms of nationalism lead to in Europe?

Language: Dutch (introduction) – English (subtitles)

Maastricht, Working on Europe is a joint project which results from a collaboration between Maastricht University, Gemeente Maastricht and the Province of Limburg and aims at developing Maastricht as a working place of debate about the future of Europe.