ANU Centre for European Studies wins five Jean Monnet grants

ANU Centre for European Studies wins five Jean Monnet grants
Staff of the ANU Centre for European Studies celebrate recent grants success
Tuesday 24 July 2018


The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) has won five grants from the last round of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Activities grant scheme of the European Commission. This is a great outcome for the teams that include faculty members drawn from across ANU, including the ANU College of Law, the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Fenner School of Environment and Society and the 3A Institute.

The five grants include one Centre of Excellence grant: The EU-Australia Centre for Economic Cooperation, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah (ANU) with Professor Carsten Daugbjerg (University of Copenhagen), Assoc. Professor Hazel Moir, Paul Gretton and Anne McNaughon (ANU). Embedded in the ANU Centre for European Studies, the EU-Australia Centre for Economic Cooperation will contribute to policy debate and engage with the policy developments related to the Australia-EU trade negotiations, advancing bilateral economic cooperation between the EU and Australia.

The four project grants are listed below.

  • Third country engagement with changing EU trade policy, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah (ANU), Dr Maria Garcia (University of Bath) and Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (National University of Singapore). This project seeks to explore and improve understanding of the EU's evolving trade policy and its implications for third countries, including Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Identifying opportunities in EU-Australia trade in services, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah, Anne McNaughton and Assoc. Professor Hazel Moir (ANU). This project investigates the potential for liberalising services in the trade negotiations between the EU and Australia.
  • Energy policy workshop: securing Europe's energy future by mitigating Russian foreign energy strategy towards the EU, led by Dr Elizabeth Buchanan and Dr John Besemeres (ANU). This project aims to fill a knowledge gap by boosting Australia's understanding of the EU energy security challenge, particularly in terms of the EU-Russia energy relationship.
  • Water policy innovation hub, run by Professor Jacqueline Lo, Dr Katherine Daniell and Ehsan Nabavi (ANU). This project will boost knowledge of the EU's water policy efforts across Iranian and Australian governments, industry, academia and civil society.

This is a great success for all involved and means that ANUCES has now been awarded nine Jean Monnet grants since 2016.

For more information on the Centre's current Jean Monnet activities, visit the ANUCES Jean Monnet webpage.


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