Facing continuing disruption within its own borders as well as difficult negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU) has continued to be a leader in promoting ordered international relations, and has continued to pursue new arrangements for European Integration. In parallel and at times in concert, China has begun to outline its own version of a rules-based global order.
This summer school on the EU seeks to bring out the issues faced in contemporary Europe and address their consequences and possible solutions. Increasingly, the issues confronting the EU are shared with other nations, as the EU leaders respond to, and seek to shape, a globalising world in which relationships with countries in other parts of the world matter. Australia has a stake in these matters not only in the current negotiations for a Trade Agreement with the EU but also in working with a potentially separate UK. What might all of this mean for our region?
The 2019 European Studies Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula. There will be 2 days of interaction at the Immigration Museum, supported by access to online resources and seminars to follow up on our conversations.
Day 1: The EU and the rules-based global order in 2019
Day 2: Directions for a future EU and its relationship with Australia
Detailed program available late 2018
The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, an interdisciplinary approach, and multiple case studies which can support learning in classroom settings.
Participation will involve a small fee of $66 for the two days to assist in covering the necessary costs involved, including a copy of the new book edited by Bruno Mascitelli and Bruce Wilson (2018) ‘So Distant, So Close’: Australia and the European Union in the 21st Century.
With support from the Jean Monnet program of the European Commission.
Tickets for this event are $66. Limited travel/ accommodation bursaries will be available for interstate or country travel.
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