Master’s Edition

Call for contributions to the Working on Europe Paper Series

The Working on Europe Paper Series (WEPS) is a joint project of the Maastricht Working on Europe research programme and the Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM).

We call for contributions on a wide range of topics in European affairs, stimulating theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary academic debate, as well as promoting dialogue with policymakers, stakeholders and citizens from Europe and beyond.

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SG lecture: Psychology and the Law, on Monday 26 October

Biases plague many domains of our life and the legal system is no exception. Experts are therefore relied upon heavily, as their judgment is regarded as objective and impartial.

Drawing from the field of criminal justice, Itiel Dror will present data from real casework during this lecture, showing that many different types of biases affect even experts.

When: Monday 26 October, 20.00
Where: Zoom

Register here.

Lecture: Does Citizenship Matter?, on Wednesday 28 October

On 28 October at 19.00, UNSA, Refugee Project Maastricht and UNU-MERIT organise the second edition of the Migration Lecture Series on citizenship: Does holding citizenship affect migrants’ life experience and, if so, how?

In this lecture, Prof. Maarten Vink discusses the controversial and complex relation between immigrant naturalisation and life experiences within the host society.

For more information, see the Facebook event.

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SG lecture: the ethics of technology, on Thursday 29 October

On Thursday 29 October, from 20.00 – 21.45, Studium Generale organises a lecture on the ethics of technology. You can view the livestream here.

Katleen Gabriels will talk about Artificial Intelligence and her latest book ‘Rules for Robots’. Cultural sociologist Siri Beerends discusses the risks of Artificial Intelligence.

To all the creatives: submit for Mosaïek Magazine

Mosaïek Magazine is working on their next autumn edition and the topic will be FUTURE. We want to know what you have to say about FUTURE.

You can send your essay, poem, photography or any kind of art to We are also looking for your photography for our cover page. The submission deadline is 2 November.

Follow Mosaïek Magazine on Facebook and Instagram.

Wanted: creative initiatives in times of corona

Despite this strange and uncertain period, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL awards subsidies to projects and activities of UM students and UM (scientific) staff.

The UFL/SWOL is looking for creative (online) initiatives, such as a congress, symposium, workshop, and so on. Or perhaps you are a staff member with a corona-related research proposal?

Apply before 6 November 2020 (students) and 13 November 2020 (staff). More information can be found here.

UM’s Diversity Day reviewed in Science Guide

On 6 October, UM’s Diversity Day took place, organised by the Diversity & Inclusivity Office, with a special edition for students on the theme “You Belong at UM”.

The event was attended by some 75 UM students. The Centre for Gender and diversity contributed with a presentation on “Decolonising the Curriculum”. The event is reviewed rather favourably in Science Guide.

Online debate European security, on Friday 30 October

On 30 October, from 10.00 – 11.00, an online debate about European security (in Dutch) takes place with members of the Dutch parliament on the occasion of the publication of the report “European Security: Time for New Steps” by the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

The world around Europe is on fire, transatlantic relations are not what they used to be and it’s uncertain whether the Franco-German alliance is strong enough. What policy choices does this leave for the Netherlands?

You can watch the debate online via this link.

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UM Wellbeing Week 2020, from 2 – 6 November

From 2 – 6 November, the Wellbeing Movement is hosting workshops, talks and other activities centred around your wellbeing.

Enjoy this extensive programme from the comfort of your own home! A few events will take place on-site, adhering to corona measures.

We like to invite you to our official opening event ‘Finding Your Inner Freedom’ with David Bernstein on Monday 2 November at 18.00.

Register for the Wellbeing Week here.

Writing contest Financieel Dagblad

Students younger than 25 can participate in the Financieel Dagblad’s writing contest.

The topic of the essay is ‘Europe after corona’. Essays need to be written in Dutch and can be max. 800 words. The essay must discuss the question how the current corona pandemic influences the future of Europe. What will Europe look like after corona?

Send your essay before 15 November 2020 to

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