The Working on Europe Academy is a series of student and citizen-based, research-centred lectures jointly organised by Maastricht University and Studio Europa Maastricht (SEM) under the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Alliance. The lecture series aims to spotlight unique and interdisciplinary research on Europe and European integration. Through proactive and critical debate, students and citizens will explore the most relevant concerns of the European Project and discover their role in shaping its future.

By focusing on the research, stories and heritage of Europe, our multidisciplinary team will facilitate a digital, interactive, and knowledge-based platform for dialogue and debate covering the topics of:

  • Democracy, politics, security and rule of law
  • Identity, heritage and the citizens' perspective
  • Prosperity, welfare and inequality
  • Knowledge, technology and digitalisation

This year's week-long edition of the Working on Europe Academy will be comprised of coursework highlighting citizens' wellbeing, inclusivity and diversity. Hosted by Studio Europa Maastricht, attendees will explore, discuss and together define their role in making this project fit for the future. The academy will provide a meeting place for European students and citizens working on a better Europe. We are excited to welcome the next generation of young ambassadors who want to learn more about overcoming the current challenges and ensuring the sustainability of European integration!


The sessions: click the titles to read more



Session 1: The great lockdown and the sustainability of the European socioeconomic project



Session 2: Executive federalism and politicisation in the European Union before and during COVID-19



Session 3: The societal readiness to adopt digital health tools: the myths we tell ourselves and the people that should not be left behind



Session 4: Real-world health data in the European Union



Session 5: Migration and well-being: implications for attracting and retaining highly skilled migrants


Who are we looking for?

We are looking forward to welcoming highly engaged students and citizens excited to work on innovative solutions to ensure the sustainability of European values. We are looking for participants who are eager to broaden their horizons and advance our mutual passion for strengthening European integration, increasing citizens' welfare and bringing European inclusiveness to the forefront of discussion.


What do we offer?

  • Our team of researchers will provide a series of lectures during which students and citizens from all backgrounds and education levels can learn about and develop a deeper understanding of European integration.
  • We offer an inclusive environment where students and citizens can develop professional competencies and pan-European, interdisciplinary networks while addressing pressing European concerns.
  • Upon completion of the Working on Europe Academy, attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • Everything is free of charge.

Register here