MiLifeStatus researchers Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets received the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASoS), Maastricht University, 'Valorisation Prize 2018'.
The jury of the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ prize, consisting of Marjolein van Asselt, Vivian van Saaze, Kiran Klaus Patel (chair) and Klaartje Peters, decided to award the FASoS ‘Valorisatie’ Prize 2018 to Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets for their research and strategic interventions regarding the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation in the Netherlands.
The joint research efforts, co-financed by CBS, lead to scientifically informed critique on the proposal, and eventually to a rejection of the bill. The jury was unanimous in their praise for this very strong and convincing application. The winning team will receive €2.000,- to further support their project.