50 years ago, in March 1962, Sir Edwin McCarthy took up his position as the first Australian Ambassador to the EU. Today the EU-Australia relationship is broader, deeper and stronger than ever. But many challenges lie ahead.
Every month this year, two or three Ambassadors and/or High Commissioners from EU Member States, together with Australian Ambassadors to Europe, will gather at the ANUCES to talk about their country and why it joined the EU, their current position and how their country interacts with Australia.
Some of the conversations will be held in Melbourne and a number of them will be recorded and broadcasted by Radio National’s “Big Ideas” program, and filmed by the Sky A-Pac Channel. For the list of conversations, please, scroll down or click here.
CES Visiting Scholar Laura Clarke has been filming the conversations series to produce a short documentary film. The trailer is out now.
|29 February 2012||... in conversation with||Denmark, Poland and the EU Delegation||Link|
|28 March 2012||... in conversation with||Germany and France||Link|
|18 April 2012||... in conversation with||Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia||Link|
|30 May 2012*||... in conversation with||Belgium and Sweden||Link|
|27 June 2012^||... in conversation with||The Netherlands and Finland||Link|
|25 July 2012||... in conversation with||Ireland and Portugal||Link|
|29 August 2012||... in conversation with||Bulgaria and Spain||Link|
|26 September 2012||... in conversation with||
and the EU Delegation
|31 October 2012||... in conversation with||Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia||Link|
|28 November 2012||... in conversation with||Austria, Greece and the EU Delegation|
|4 December 2012||... in conversation with||The United Kingdom, Italy and the EU Delegation||Link|
* Event held in Melbourne by the EU Centre at RMIT University.
^ Event held in Melbourne by the Monash University European and EU Centre.
All events are held in cooperation with the
Delegation of the European Union to Australia.