Annual Congress 2009 – Maastricht

Organised by its Dutch section, the Association of European Journalists held its annual congress this year in Maastricht, from November 19 to 22. More than 100 delegates from nearly all 24 national sections and special guests gathered in the city where one of the most important European Treaties was signed in 1992. The theme of the Congress was ‘Euregio Crossborder Cooperation’. The City of Maastricht was the main sponsor of the AEJ congress.
Special guest was Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. In his keynote speech he called for renewed efforts to bring to justice all responsible for the murder of journalists in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.