EU announces final and biggest ever set of FP-7 calls
The European Commission has announced the final and biggest ever calls for proposals under its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). In total, €8.1 billion is available to support projects and ideas that will boost Europe's competitiveness and tackle issues such as improving human health, protecting the environment and finding new solutions to challenges arising, for example, from urbanisation and managing waste. Universities, research organisations and industry will be among more than 15,.000 funding recipients in around 1,300 projects. Around €2.7 billion will help cement Europe's place as a world class destination for researchers, mainly through individual grants from the European Research Council (€1.75 billion), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (€963 million) for research training and mobility. Some €1.2 billion is available for SMEs.
Call for Papers: The EU in our World
Call for Papers Annual New Zealand EU Centres Network Conference Massey University, Palmerston North 13 – 14th December 2012
Did you study in Australia at a tertiary institution?
Would you like to keep in touch with Australia and others who studied there? The Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg is creating an Australian alumni network of students and graduates based in Belgium and Luxembourg. We are will be hosting events where members can get together and exchange international education experiences and keep in touch with Australia and new opportunities there. If you would like to join, please send an email to email@example.com or visit www.belgium.embassy.gov.au.
Applications for Greece Scholarship 2013 now open
Scholarship for Research in Greece The Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and the Hellenic Club announce that applications are open for a scholarship designed to assist a local Canberra scholar whose research requires a period in Greece. The award offers a return airfare Canberra-Athens with up to $4000 living and research expenses in Greece. The scholarship must be taken up in 2013. The closing date for applications is Friday 12 October 2012. Scholarship Information and Application Guidelines Enquiries: Elizabeth.Minchin@anu.edu.au
New Briefing Papers from the ANUCES
France in the South Pacific: Countdown for New Caledonia − Options for the Future Denise Fisher | March, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 1 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. The Regulation of Electronic Communications in the European Union: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges Marialuisa Costa | April, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 2 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. Towards the 9th ASEM Summit in Laos in 2012: Asia-Europe Relations in the 21st Century Thomas Roe | April, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 3 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. France in the South Pacific: Countdown for New Caledonia − Review of Implementation of the Noumea Accord Denise Fisher | May, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 4 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here.
Dr Saskia Hufnagel shares her experience of studying in Australia
Dr Saskia Hufnagel, former PhD student at the Centre and now Associate, shared her story of studying at the Australain National University with Austrade. Please, click here to read more.
MSc in European Union Policy at Vesalius College (Brussels, Belgium)
Applications are open for the unique Master of Science in European Union Policy (MSc in EU Policy) at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium. Organised in cooperation with the Institute for European Studies (IES), the MSc is specifically designed for BA graduates, allowing students to upgrade their working knowledge of the EU via a unique series of high-quality, interdisciplinary, policy-focused modules on EU policy-making. This new programme combines the 25-year international teaching experience of Vesalius College as an institute for higher education, with the broad research experience in European Studies of the IES, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
Vacancy for Early Stage Researcher (EC Funded Position) at Loughborough University, UK
Early Stage Researcher – EC Funded Position (Fixed-term for 20 months) Monthly living allowance of the Sterling equivalent of €3685 per month plus specified additional allowances Dynamics of Institutional Cooperation in the European Union (INCOOP) The EC-funded INCOOP project is a Marie Curie Initial training Network (ITN) funded under the FP7-People programme, with the aim of creating a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance. The network comprises 8 European organizations and 3 professional organizations, associated partners and high level officials. The research at Loughborough is focused on the evolution of the European diplomatic system and will examine inter-institutional relations between the EEAS, EU institutions and the EU member states. It will focus on the EU’s diplomatic relations with third countries. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in, and an excellent command of English are essential and the candidate should also have basic computer skills and a proven organisational competence. IMPORTANT: Please consider EC eligibility criteria as listed in the job details
Dorothy Horsfield writes on 'Russia's liberal wind of change'
ANUCES Doctoral Scholar, Dorothy Horsfield, recently published an article titled 'Russia's liberal wind of change'.
Denise Fisher speaks on Radio Australia about France, the EU and the South Pacific
Denise Fisher, former Consul General in New Caledonia and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University Centre for European Studies, discusses the changes, the role France plays in the Pacific region and the political evolution in New Caledonia, which is endeavouring to further its integration in the regional environment and build stronger political and economic ties with Australia. To listen to the program, please follow the link to Radio Australia.