Sustaining Engagement with SDG 4
Despite the global lockdown, SDG Network member Robbie Guevara has sustained engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), specifically on SDG 4: Quality Education.
L’importance de l’innovation des PME en Europe et en Australie
La pandémie mondiale de covid-19 a transformé les sociétés.
Contact Tracing in the EU
As restrictions on everyday life, imposed almost globally in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, are gradually lifted, the world is looking for ways of making sure containment can be maintained as people come into closer contact again.
Greece’s Response to COVID-19 Defies Expectations
Greece’s response to the covid-19 health crisis has been commended globally (Roche, 2020).
Bushfires Test our Climate Policies: Linking Science to Policy
Amidst the turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 virus, the emphasis on the importance of best available science has been striking.
COVID-19 and The European Green Deal: A path forward, but how?
In late 2019, the European Commission (EC) led by new President Ursula Von der Leyen announced the European Green Deal (EGD).
What COVID-19 can tell us about taking on the Climate Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the urgent need to seriously address the climate crisis.
Europe Day 2020: Celebration or Commiseration?
Led by a new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, a new College of Commissioners took office early in December 2020.
Economic recovery: lessons from the past for Europe’s future
As EU member states start to come out of lockdown, Europe is looking to the future beyond COVID-19.
Rethinking Regional Policy After the Crisis
Disaster preparation and recovery must be a priority for regional policymakers in the wake of last summer’s bushfires and the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new report from the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy.
Covid-19 in Germany - Atypical trajectory or time lag?
In the reporting on the spread and the effects of Covid-19 globally, Germany has received some attention due to the atypical trajectory of its fatality rate.
Mixed Mandates: COVID-19 and multi-level governance
Infectious diseases do not respect geopolitical borders. They are also major disruptors of governance boundaries.
Sweden’s ‘Flexible’ Response To COVID-19
Sweden unlike its Nordic and European neighbours has taken a more ‘flexible’ approach to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EU Response to COVID-19: More Europe, not Less. Part 2
More Europe, not less, is needed to address the systemic societal challenges which EU member states currently face.
The EU Response to COVID-19: What powers does the EU have over public health in member states? Part 1
The COVID-19 crisis is not only one of the most significant health crises that European countries have experienced this century but is having notable ramifications on the global economy.
Innovation Systems in Action: Lessons from the Netherlands and Germany
Collaboration is the key to success in regional innovation strategies, according to a new report from a study tour conducted by the Centre of Excellence’s partners at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI).
Connecting innovation and sustainable development - second Roundtable Report
The Centre of Excellence rounded out its 2019 program with a second research roundtable at RMIT University for regional researchers and policymakers.
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.
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.
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.