Do you want to write your thesis or final assignment on a social topic, but are you not sure where to start? Or do you want to start or improve your own social initiative? At Match, we believe that researching social issues is important. We also believe in sharing knowledge. Below you can find inspiration for your thesis, final assignment or social initiative. Do you need help choosing a socially relevant topic or are you not sure how to reach out to local organizations? We are happy to help you!


A selection of interesting articles and publications about social engagement.

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Theses and final assignments on social initiatives in Maastricht and the surrounding area.

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Social engagement

Inspiring podcast about social engagement in neighbourhoods.
– De Correspondent (2019). Stadmaken. Floor Ziegler in gesprek met Lex Bohlmeijer.

Seven, simple and small ways to get involved in your city. One for every day of the week.
Kansfonds (2017). Elke dag een kans.


A book written in 1937 with easy to apply advise to improve to your social life, still relevant today.
– Carnegie, D. (2005). How to win friends and influence people. Cornerstone.
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Improving your organisation / initiative

A book which discusses how to hire the best employees.
Gostick, A., & Elton, C. (2018). The Best Team Wins. New York: Simon & Schuster.