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14-12-2023 Insufficient housing possibilities through a cooperative

Rental problems often the result of insufficient housing possibilities through a cooperative Finally, a large part of the rental problems in Maastricht are the result of the lack of sufficient housing opportunities through a cooperative. We haven’t reached our own imposed standard of the minimum social rent in student rooms…
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12-12-2023 Reporting point good landlordship

Tenants’ rights often unclear Tenants often don’t know what their rights are. It is therefore important that information on what to expect from a landlord is increased intensively and that tenants can always reach the hotline/help desk that should be available from the 1st of January 2024. It is extremely…
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08-12-2023 Good landlordship

Supply and quality of rooms and studios for students poor In Maastricht we are experiencing a 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘀. Especially the supply and quality of rooms and studios for students are poor. Compared to other student cities, Maastricht has many rooms rented out by private individuals, mostly in monumental…
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07-12-2023 Will there be a proactive approach on trap brackets?

Is there a proactive approach from the municipality on trap brackets? The worst excess concerns the fatal victims that have been mourned in Maastricht in recent years due to a fall through the window during a party. Windows in rooms on higher floors less than 60 cm from the ground…
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27.11.2023 Is the coast clear?

Is the coast clear? A call for a street harassment hotline in the Municipality of Maastricht Written by @Joyce Grul on behalf of M:OED When was the last time you avoided eye contact on the street to feel safer, detoured, or felt worried about your physical safety…
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17.02.23 Farewell Citizen Councilor Joyce Grul

Message from Martin van Rooij (Chairman and Councilor) Our 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗿 Joyce Grul says goodbye after a year of tireless efforts to make Maastricht more open, fair, and democratic. Already during the campaign, Joyce had a major contribution to winning our seat. She then committed herself as a citizen councilor…
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24.11.22 Conversation café Safe(r) Clubbing

Pretending to call someone on your way home. Say you have a boyfriend to stop someone from harassing you. People say you’re too ‘serious’ if you confront them about being touched unwantedly. You might even select your clothes for a night out depending on how much energy you have to…
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08.11.22 Period Poverty

Access to menstrual products is not self-evident. That is becoming more obvious. A growing group of people does not always have access to the necessary products, which means that they cannot participate in society and run health risks. The problem is significant. This is why more and more volunteers are…
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18.10.22 Vacancy Citizen Council Member – Culture

Work in the Maastricht City Council M:OED is looking for a Citizen Council Member (burgerraadslid)! Do you want to work for positive change at the local level? Do you enjoy working with a wide range of parties and organizations in the city? Do you believe that political choices should be…
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18.08.22 No energy allowance for young people and students is discrimination

The news has been full of it lately; ‘extra money for reducing energy poverty’, ‘young people and students are not eligible for an energy allowance’, and ‘exclusion of students with regards to the energy allowance is unlawful’. What is happening on this topic in the municipality of Maastricht? In Maastricht,…
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25.03.22 We did it!

We did it! We are very proud that 1000 Maastricht people have chosen for M:OED and want to welcome the future together with us. This means we are back where we belong: in the Maastricht city council. We are looking forward to making a positive contribution to the complex challenges…
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25.03.22 Vacancies

M:OED is looking for political support! Do you want to commit to positive change at the local level? Do you want to collaborate with a wide range of parties and social organizations in the city? Do you think that political choices should be made on the basis of the most…
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14.03.22 Vote young!

Local young parties call on to vote for the future Many issues in local politics are of great importance to young people, but young people are under-represented in city councils. For the municipal elections of March 2022, the local political parties M:OED (Maastricht), Connect (Wageningen), STIP (Delft), and Student…
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13.03.22 Celebrate diversity

There are 120,227 inhabitants in Maastricht with 123 different nationalities. There are 9,624 business establishments and 76,000 jobs in Maastricht. There are 38,571 informal carers aged 15 and older. There are 24,700 students studying at six different educational institutions. There are 20,500 young people (up to and including 18 years…
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10.03.22 Care for each other

For that, we need courage* since it is not always easy. Mental health care, for example, has to contend with long waiting times for people with complex problems. Since the introduction of market forces, space has been created for new healthcare providers to supposedly reduce costs in the long run.
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Living in Maastricht

What does living in Maastricht mean to you? What is going well, what can be improved? MOED (Maastricht Open, Honest and Democratic) is curious what you think and therefore organises an online gathering about the topic ‘Living in Maastricht’ on Wednesday 12th of May, 7.30 pm. Do you want to…
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04.03.22 Vulnerability

On Joyce her initiative, we created this poster about vulnerability. Vulnerability because we believe it is the key to solving problems in our time. Everyone wants to be seen, heard, and respected. It takes COURAGE* to dare to expose yourself. To start talking about the topics that are…
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28.09.21 – The future of working in Maastricht

How to ensure that Maastricht is an attractive city where everyone can find a good and meaningful job. What should the municipality do to achieve this? M:OED is interested in your opinion and therefore organises a discussion meeting on Thursday 7 October from 19.30 to 21.30. Among others we will…
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20.06.21 – Do you want to become part of our creative team?

Download the whole vacancy HERE! Do you feel passionate about Maastricht and are you looking for practical experiences in the political field? We at M:OED (Maastricht: Open Honest Democratic) love this city and that is why we as a young political party, want to bring some fresh…
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