Euro at 20: shifting paradigms?

Thirty years ago in Maastricht, European heads of state agreed to launch the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Three decades later, many argue that the EMU is far from ideal. The original approach was one of push ahead - fuelled by the expectation that problems would be solved in due time.  

Since 1992, the global economy has been affected by a financial crisis, a pandemic, concerns regarding climate change, rapid digitalisation and geopolitical tensions. The evidence that major reform to the EMU is required is plentiful, and over the years many policy initiatives have been launched to support it, the Euro and the Eurozone. 

On 27 September, we will take stock and reflect upon these systemic changes and policy initiatives. Are there lessons to be learnt to ensure the EMU is consistent with the values enshrined within the Maastricht Treaty; that the EMU promotes the common good and ensures welfare and well-being for future generations?


To attend please register by filling in the form below. 

The programme of the event can be found here.

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail ( or by phone (+31 (0)43 388 46 90 ). 

On Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September, we will be organising an affiliated conference on the occasion of the 30th birthday of the Maastricht Treaty. If you would be interested in attending the academic conference as well, we invite you to register via this link.