Day 2: Commission Input

Day 2: Commission Input

The second day of SFM 2019! The groups started off with visits from different commissioners and experts. The euGovernance group was visited by Andrea Servida, a European Commissioner Representative for the Directorate General “Communication networks, content and technology” (DG CONNECT). Simona Pronckutė a ECI representative took part in the discussions of the our EU working group. The EU Enlargement group…

Day 1: Visit from the Experts

Day 1: Visit from the Experts

Today was the first full day of SFM 2019. The working groups focused on their policy and were all visited by a representative of the European Commission Victoria Correa and,Rodrigo Ballester which was hugely appreciated. After a wonderful lunch provided by Le Cep, the groups got back together to discuss their policy more in depth. The first day ended with…

Day 0: The Opening

Day 0: The Opening

16:30 marks the kick off of our SFM 2019! Anja Dekanski and Annika Kirfel, our coordinators, held their opening speech welcoming all participants to our conference. During a wonderful dinner we got to know each other and ended our evening with a panel debate. The debate centred around the topic of the EU, its citizens and how to fill the…

Apply Now for SFM 2019!

Apply Now for SFM 2019!

Call for applicants is now open! Apply now and join Student Forum Maastricht 2019! You are interested in the European Union and in EU policy-making? You want to work on interesting topics in an international team? You are a student aged between 18 and 30 years and did not participate in SFM before? Then take the opportunity and apply for…

Day 3: Writing of Proposals

Day 3: Writing of Proposals

Saturday, 21 April   The majority of today was spent writing the various policy proposals. Participants had a tight final deadline that they had to stick to but luckily all managed to make it! As a reward for their hard work, the evening was spent eating, drinking and socialising late into the night. In the morning, Breaking Maas came to…

Day 2: The Working Phase

Day 2: The Working Phase

Friday, 20 April   Today the sun continued to shine on SFM 2018 as participants continued the work on their policy proposals. Participants could be found all over the campus working intently in smaller groups and there were even some teambuilding games in the garden. The second lot of policy experts came to speak with the working groups, and after…

Day 1: Brainstorming

Day 1: Brainstorming

Thursday, 19 April   Today was the first full day of SFM 2018, a day filled with productive working group activity. Each of the policy groups first had a visit from their European Commission representative, which all participants found hugely valuable. Then, in the afternoon after another delicious meal, the first policy experts came to give an “on the ground”…

Day 0: The Opening

Day 0: The Opening

Wednesday, 18 April 2018   SFM 2018 Kick-off! Today, we welcomed our participants in the new UM Campus in Brussels. After the Coordinators Emma Gollhardt and Joost Verbeek held their opening speech, we held our first dinner together and got to know each other. The evening ended with a highlight, which was our opening panel debate about the limitations of Common…

The Panel Debate: Speakers

The Panel Debate: Speakers

On Wednesday, the conference started of with a very interesting debate about the limitations of Common Foreign Security Policy in the EU. The panel debate was enriched by the contrasting views of our four speakers:   Dr. Roberta N. Haar Associate Professor and Research Director, University College Maastricht   Dr. Haar holds a PhD in International Relations from Penn State University.…