April 11, 2011 Leave a Comment
“Crossroads has always been the first site I send to new expats who have discovered my blog and there really ought to be something for our region written by expats, for expats. Without it, where are we going to turn?” asks US expat Amanda Potter.
Article republished with permission
Source: Amanda Potter’s blog Maastricht Minutiae
April 10, 2011 1 Comment
The news this week of the discontinuation of Crossroads, the English language web magazine published by the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht came as a shock to its many readers and contributors. The publication, which attracted 12,000 unique visitors every month, has been closed, due to end of funding.
Crossroads editor Sueli Brodin takes a looks at the history of the magazine.
April 10, 2011 3 Comments
“The region had it all sorted out: a successful website with news and tips for expats and foreign students in Maastricht, the Netherlands. An international platform where they could share what really mattered to them. This site has now suddenly closed.”
Article republished with permission.
Source: Jean-Paul Toonen’s blog Shipping Thoughts
March 3, 2011 Leave a Comment
Maastricht University’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS) has been nominated for the Expat Awards 2011 in the Expat Service Provider of the Year category.
May 6, 2010 Leave a Comment
The coming days will see a vast score of scholars, designers, artists and diplomats in the Euroregion city of Aachen as it prepares to award the 2010 European Charlemagne Youth Prize. The Dutch, German and Belgian nominees shared their submissions with Crossroads writer Luisa Badaracco.
May 21, 2008 Leave a Comment
The annual May Fair of the Lions Club Maastricht Mondial is just around the corner. This year, on 25 May, expatriates living and working in South Limburg and their families will be invited to practise their skiing talents at the SnowWorld indoor winter sports resort in Landgraaf. Peter van Dongen Torman, who has been organising the event for the past five years, meets with Crossroads’ writer Sina Spohr at a café by the Meuse river to tell her more about the club and the fair. [continued...]
June 19, 2006 Leave a Comment
With 1.4 million flights a year Eurocontrol’s Upper Area Control Centre (UAC) at Maastricht Aachen Airport is the second busiest Air Traffic Control Centre in Europe, after London. Its 250 air traffic controllers supervise the sky of Belgium, north-west Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Day and night. A role model in Europe while new legislation for the “Single European Sky” is coming up. [continued...]
International organisations: Bringing the European Union – and Turkey – closer to Maastricht residents
June 15, 2006 1 Comment
Ordinary citizens often view the European Institutions in Brussels as an inaccessible law-issuing bureaucratic monster. Ever since its foundation, the European Union has been lacking a tool to connect with its citizens. Because of the increasing competencies of the European Institutions, the need for such a tool grows by the day. European citizens ask to be informed and want to feel recognised.
To satisfy this need, the European Commission has created information relays, called Europe Direct, throughout the EU member states. Some nations only have two or three information points, but the Netherlands counts 13 of them, spread among each of its 12 provinces. [continued...]
July 16, 2005 Leave a Comment
The Heartbeat of Life Sciences in Europe initiative was formed on the conviction that if the Euregio is going to impact Europe, businesses and research institutions must come together and operate as cohesive cluster. Three universities of Maastricht, Aachen, and Liège along with several regional development agencies support the project because it aims to attract [...]
March 15, 2004 Leave a Comment
A Belgian student at an English-language programme in the Netherlands. A Dutch patient having knee surgery in Germany without his insurer even blinking an eye. A German national, working in the Netherlands, who can exact the same pension as her counterparts in Germany. Impossible? Not if you live in Euregio Maas-Rhine. From tentative beginnings in [...]