EU News and Blog
Policy provocation for regions in transition
The Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy has put forward a ‘policy provocation’ to inform regional policy in transition regions.
Is the EU Free Trade Agreement the Key to Keeping Australia’s Paris Climate Accord Commitments?
Australia is currently negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union, and while the discussion of geographical indicators (GIs) is taking up much of the headlines, the agreement may have more far reaching benefits and ramifications.
RMIT EU Centre Policy Brief: EU-Australia ICT cooperation
On May 25, 2018, the EU’s GDPR came into effect. As an ambitious legal framework, it aims to harmonise and streamline data protection laws for all individual citizens in the EU and in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Jean Monnet SDG Network Represented at the UN High-Level Political Forum
Member of the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Associate Professor Robert Guevara is currently attending the United Nations’ High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019 in his capacity as Vice President (Asia Pacific), International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), and former ASPBAE President.
Who Got the European Union’s Top Jobs?
During the EU leadership Summit, EU leaders discussed nominations for the EU’s top jobs at the Special European Council (30 June – 2 July 2019). After some initial ‘institutional dysfunction’ among EU leaders, they have finally agreed on its leadership.
RMIT EU Centre Policy Brief: A Free Trade Agreement in the Making
In June 2018 in Canberra, Australia and the European Union (EU) formally launched negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
What’s driving regional investment in Australia and the EU?
On 2 May 2019, the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) released their report Outcomes of Investing in Regional Victoria. For anyone interested in regions, their findings are sobering, but unsurprising.
Celebrating Europe Day: Is the EU still a force for good?
The 9th of May, 2019, marks a very important milestone for the EU and Europe. This is a historic day whereby we can celebrate lasting peace in Europe, and the EU’s ability to overcome significant challenges.
Collaborative regional policy for Australia - lessons from the EU?
Australia needs to start delivering collaborative regional development approaches, according to the Regional Australia Institute.
Why Turkey is unlikely to join the EU
Turkey has been held up historically as a country that is democratic, respects human rights and protects and promotes freedom of speech. However, the reality of what has happened and what is continuing to happen in Turkey would suggest otherwise.
Sustainable Development Goals Research: Troubles and Opportunities
Graduate Student and Early Career Workshop - Call for Applications
Celebrating 22 years of ASEF
The 12th of February 2019 marked the 22nd anniversary of the Asia-Europe Foundation’s (ASEF) conception in Singapore.
Supporting cooperation – first Research Roundtable Report
On 27 February 2019, the Centre hosted a research roundtable at RMIT University for regional researchers and policy-makers. Participants discussed the coherence of regional research and policy and the relationships between researchers and policymakers.
A Reflection on the EU Centre’s Summer School for Teachers and Journalists
Over the course of January 21 to 22, the European Union Centre together with Swinburne University and the Immigration Museum, hosted a Summer School for secondary teachers and journalists across Victoria.
Announcing the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series
The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network is pleased to announce a seminar series that will address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Brexit: a decisive summit on the future of EU-UK relations
The EU summit on 17th -18th of October will officially commence Wednesday evening in Brussels with a dinner amongst European leaders.
12th ASEM Summit - Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges
On the 18th-19th October 2018, Brussels will be hosting its 12th Asia-Europe Summit meeting (ASEM). According to the ASEM12 Brussels Declaration, the key theme in this year’s summit is ‘Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges’.
Launch of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy
On the 13th of August, the EU Centre was delighted to host the launch of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy.
Launch of the EU Centre’s Sustainable Development Goals Network
On the 23rd July, the EU Centre was delighted to host the launch of Jean Monnet Network on the EU’s Role in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific.