The committees are the thriving heart of our organisation. They make everything we do possible and are our main source of innovation and progress.
By joining one of our committees you develop your soft-skills, get experience in what you find interesting and meet amazing people!
Every Committee is led by a Head, who sits in the Governing Board of our organisation. The Committees are run independently and autonomously, but also collaborate and communicate with the other Committees extensively.
The Academic Events Committee
The Academic Events Committee is focused on our guest speaker events. In this Committee you contribute to the core of our organisation by discussing and finding the next topic that we discuss with our next guest speaker.
You get the opportunity to contact and network with high-profile speakers and organise interesting and fun events for our students!
The Social Events Committee
The Social Events Committee is focused on organising our social events. Those include political speed dating, pub quiz, parties, and organising trips. In this Committee you will develop events from start to finish and by doing so improve your communication, creative and critical thinking. Join the team and deliver unforgettable nights and moments to our students!
The Research Division
The Research Division is focused on doing research and publishing analyses and papers. Teams of 3-4 students will conduct research for 7 weeks on a topic in the field of economics or politics. The Research Division is divided internally into different research interests, i.e. a team for politics, a team for economics and so on.
Papers are reviewed by other members of the team so that you can learn and receive feedback.
The External Relations Committee
The External Relations Committee is focused on further developing our organisation externally. This team forms partnership agreements with local bars, cafes, shops and also international companies to bring PES and the experience of being a PES member to the next level. The team also maintains contact with our partners on a regular basis.
You learn how to reach out to potential partners as well as to pitch and sell your offer.
The Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee is responsible for our marketing, which includes running our social media as well as organising marketing campaigns to involve more students and increase our reach. It also focuses on maintaining our community up-to-date through our website and our newsletter.
You help shape the design of our organisation and how we present ourselves. You are also able to find creative ways to reach students.
The Maastricht Journal of Politics and Economics (MJPE)
The MJPE is focused on writing articles of around 600-1200 words each week on the topics of politics, economics and anything related to that. In MJPE, you will develop your writing skills, attention to detail and creativity in the writing process.
Several editors and the Editor-in-Chief are responsible for reviewing and providing feedback to the authors, so that you can have a continuous learning process.