Trends in Contemporary European Politics: What Does the Rise in the Far Right Mean for Europe? CELC 5th Annual Colloquium, Wednesday, 12th October 2011
The Contemporary Europe Learning Community will host its 5th Annual Colloquium on Wednesday, 12th October 2011 at John XXIII College, 51 Daley Road, ANU Campus, discussing the rise of the far right in European politics. For further information and to book tickets please see: CELC 5th Annual Colloquium
Launch of A Special Issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs : ‘Australia’s trade with Europe: potential unfulfilled?’
Congratulations to Karen Hussey and Don Kenyon on the launch of A Special Issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs : ‘Australia’s trade with Europe: potential unfulfilled?’ As import tariffs decline in importance (other than on agriculture) and as services trade expands between industrialised regions such as Australia and the EU, ‘behind the border’ regulatory barriers (such as divergent product and food standards, testing and certification procedures, services regulations and divergent regulations in pursuit of environmental goals) become more significant as impediments to trade and investment. While the purpose of many regulations is to protect consumers and the environment, divergent domestic regulations and standards can affect the competitive position of firms, helping some and disadvantaging others by affecting the importation of products not produced or grown according to those requirements. Thus, dealing with the negative trade impacts of divergent regulatory cultures, and putting in place mechanisms to minimise and resolve trade disputes stemming from regulatory divergences, will become an increasingly important trade policy issue for the twenty-first century. Drawing on experiences from the Australia-European Union trade relationship, the articles in this special issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs focus on individual aspects of this issue, and collectively they provide insights into how increased cooperation and deeper integration could minimise the external impact of domestic regulation and provide new impetus to the EU-Australia trade and business relationship. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/caji20/current
Scholarships for Australian nationals to study in Finland
The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) is advertising scholarships for Australian nationals to study in Finland in the academic year 2012-2013. The scholarships are meant for postgraduate studies or research with priority given to doctoral studies. Moreover, it should be noted that in Finland Master's courses are not considered as postgraduate studies. The application form, guidelines and further information for interested postgraduate students and researchers are available on CIMO's Discover Finland web service at http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/finnish_government_scholarship_pool Please be advised that all applications with enclosures should be forwarded to the contact detail below and should reach the Embassy no later than 1st of February 2012.
Australia and New Zealand EU Centres Newsletter - Issues 1 & 2, 2010
Welcome to the first issue of the Australia and New Zealand EU Centres Newsletter. This newsletter reflects the collaboration between the EU centres at the Australian National University, RMIT, Monash and the New Zealand European Union Centres Network that is funded by the European Commission.
Presentation by His Excellency Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
The President of the European Commission, His Excellency Mr José Manuel Barroso will present his sole public lecture during his visit to Australia at the ANU on Tuesday 6 September 2011. For more information please see: http://ces.anu.edu.au/events/presentation-his-excellency-mr-jos%C3%A9-manuel-barroso-president-european-commission .
Erasmus Mundus mobility grant for Australian and New Zealand citizens studying at the ANU to travel to Europe
There is a second call for the Erasmus Mundus mobility grant for Australian and New Zealand citizens studying at the ANU to travel to Europe. Details for PhD, postdoctoral and staff fellowships are available at www.euossic.org. The deadline for applications is 19 September 2011. Enquiries to Centre for European Studies Director: Jacqueline.email@example.com
ANUCES Visiting Fellow, Denise Fisher awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite
Congratulations to ANUCES Visiting Fellow, Denise Fisher who was recently awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite by the French Ambassador to Australia Michel Filhol. The award recognises her work on France in the Pacific, which has contributed to a better understanding of France and its people. The Ordre National du Mérite was created in 1963 by French president Charles De Gaulle and is designed to honour both French and international citizens for distinguished civil or military achievements.
Seminar: Building an Asia Pacific Community: Economic, Security and Socio-Political Dimensions
This mini-symposium to be held from 3-6pm on Tuesday 30 August 2011 at the University of Sydney Law School will consider regulatory and legal implications of the proposal by Australia’s present Foreign Minister to go beyond existing mechanisms within the vibrant Asia-Pacific region to promote an “Asia Pacific community” entrenching better “habits of cooperation” in economic, security and socio-political affairs. A leading political scientist and former diplomat, Professor Philomena Murray (University of Melbourne), will give the keynote address, setting this initiative in the context of existing institutions in the region and other parts of the world (including the European Union and South America) as well as other Asia-Pacific regional integration initiatives. For more information please see: Building an Asia Pacific Community: Economic, Security and Socio-Political Dimensions
ANU Centre for European Studies Travel Grants for ‘Encounter Europe’ course in Germany, 4-17 December 2011
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering scholarships for a two-week course dealing with the issue of the European Union in a broader sense for students wanting to improve their understanding of contemporary European affairs and legislative regulations. The scholarships are available to Australian and New Zealand undergraduate and graduate students studying in the fields of law, politics, international relations, European studies or similar subjects. The course will be held in English. The program is comprised of a course on European affairs and study trips to Saarbruecken and Trier, to Luxembourg (European Court of Justice), to Strasbourg (European Parliament, European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg), and to Germany’s former capital Bonn (visiting DAAD). Selection is based on academic merit. There is no cost for the program: tuition, accommodation and meals for the duration of the program for selected students, as well as excursions, are included. The course will provide an introduction to the political, economic and environmental issues of European Integration and will run during 4-17 December 2011. The ANU Centre for European Studies is delighted to support this program by funding three travel grants of up to $2,500 per student. The due date for applications is Friday 2 September 2011. Students should send applications for the travel grants to the ANU Centre for European Studies. Applications for the course should at the same time be sent to DAAD in Sydney. To apply please see: ANUCES call for applications, DAAD application information, and DAAD application form.
ANUCES Associate Karis Muller contributes chapter to new book
Karis Muller's chapter titled "Europe as a Pacific Power" appears in the book, EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis. Further information is available on the publisher's webpage.