Would you like to understand the European dimensions of governance? Do you hope to be a policymaker, tackling transnational problems and implementing transnational solutions? Or would you like to find new ways as a public affairs professional or lobbyist to get your issues on the agenda and influence policymakers? If you have the interest and the motivation, we can offer you the knowledge and the skills to succeed.
The master's programme in European Public Affairs provides advanced professional training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of European policy-making. You will learn to think in European terms and will gain practical experience working in international teams to solve European policy problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. This will prepare you for an excellent career in European public affairs and public service.
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After studying in both Brussels and Upsalla, Jeanne moved to Maastricht to study European Public Affairs.
Why Jeanne chose to study European Public Affairs in Maastricht:
“The thing I like the most about this programme would be the international aspect. The master’s in European Public Affairs is a multi-disciplinary, intensive, and selective one-year programme. It provides knowledge on European policymaking and mainly focuses on lobbying, governance, and trans-national issues from a theoretical and practical perspective. The things I like about Maastricht itself would be the small cafés, the nice areas to study in and the student-life.”
“While studying in Maastricht, I’m just 90 kilometers away from Brussels and its main institutions!”
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My passion for debating comes in useful, since it is my ultimate goal to work as a diplomat.
Combining my master’s degree with my future army experience will give me the perfect basis for my dream career.
If you want to prepare for a career in Brussels in whatever EU role you aspire, European Public Affairs is an ideal starting point.
I wrote a position paper about the cross-border labour market and organised a work conference for 100 participants on the difficulties of cross-border labour.
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