The London International Human Rights Congress 2011 "Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities"
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the London International Human Rights Congress 2011 "Immigration & Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities", which will take place in London from November 22nd - 25th, 2011. The program will bring together governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, civil society, academia, and the media.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy)
Applications are open for the following postdoctoral fellowships at the European University Institute for the academic year 2012-2013 with applications closing on 25 October 2011.
Nordic Film Festival 2011
The second Nordic Film Festival will be held in conjunction with the 15th Canberra International Film Festival from 26 October to 6 November 2011 and will be screening films from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. All the Nordic Film Festival films will be screened at Dendy in Civic. To view the full program please see: Nordic Film Festival 2011
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.