'What now for the European Union? Moving forward after Brexit and uncertainty – Implications for Australia'
It seems like a world away when in 2016 Britain voted to leave the European Union. In that year of uncertainty including the victory of Trump in the White House and the rise of nationalism across many member states, the European Union made clear it was not willing to halt the process of European Integration. Nor have the EU's challenges diminished since 2016 as migration, terrorism and populism continue to raise their heads and test out the unity and integration of the European Union.
This summer school on the European Union seeks to bring out the issues faced by contemporary Europe and address their consequences and the solutions. More this state of affairs confronting the EU has major implications for other nations, as the EU leaders continue to seek a major role in external affairs, and to develop stronger relationships with countries in other parts of the world. Australia has a stake in these matters not only in the current Free Trade Agreement with the EU but also in working with a potentially separate UK. What might all of this mean for our region?
This two-day intensive program is for teachers of:
- Global/international politics
- Social and cultural studies
- European languages
The 2018 European Studies Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula.
Day 1 – The EU context in 2018
Day 2 – Which way for the EU and opportunities and repercussions for Australia
A detailed program will be available late 2017, or early 2018.
- A crash course in European institutions: the who, what and where of how the EU operates
- What does the EU stand for in the new world? What will the UK do?
- Along with the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Australia, does Australia want closer ties with the EU?
The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, interdisciplinary approach, and multiple case studies with potential for incorporation into the classroom setting. Special attention this year is given to facilitating this program into the education curriculum.