As of 1 November 2012, the Montesquieu Institute welcomes Joop van den Berg as Montesquieu fellow.
Prof.dr. Joop van den Berg is one of the founders of the Montesquieu Institute and until the summer of 2012 he was also president of the Scientific Advisory Board. In addition to his retirement as professor of the University of Maastricht he also vacated the chair as president of this board and the Scientific Board of the Centre for Parliamentary History (CPG) in Nijmegen, one of the partners of the MI. He will stay on as an advisor for the Parliamentary Documentation Centre (PDC) in the Hague, also one of the partners of the MI.
The fellowship of Joop van de Berg is determined by his ongoing participation in the organization of public debates that the MI is hosting in cooperation with the Dutch newspaper Trouw. In addition, he will write his two weekly column (together with dr. B.H. van den Braak) for the websites 'Parlement en Politiek' and the MI.
Finally his scientific work will be ongoing, starting with the publication of the Dutch book 'De eerste honderdvijftig jaar. Parlementaire geschiedenis van Nederland, 1796-1946' written with the former state council mr. J.J. Vis, who passed away in 2011.