Briefing Papers

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship.

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship. They serve as a summary of these issues, and as a ready information source for the preparation of submissions, media releases or reports for use by university students, government departments, diplomats and other interested parties, as well as the general public.

The Briefing Papers showcase the work of the centre, providing an avenue of public outreach for the broad range of workshops, seminars, public lectures and conferences that form the Centre’s work program. They showcase, too, the research projects supported by the centre through its appointment of highly qualified scholars as staff members, postdoctoral research fellows, adjuncts and associates, and by its competitive visiting fellowship program. 

Submissions

While briefing papers will emerge primarily from the Centre’s work program, unsolicited contributions are also welcome. Authors should bear the following in mind: Papers should be approximately 4000 – 5000 words, inclusive of references, and comprise an overview or synopsis of research themes, aims and projected outcomes. Papers should be accessible to the non-specialist or non-academic audience; please avoid writing in an overly-dense style and avoid jargon or, where unavoidable, include a clear explanation and keep uses to a minimum. Citations should also be kept to a minimum but when used should be in-text, using the author date style. A short list of references, containing only works cited, should appear at the end. All briefing papers will be subject to double blind review prior to publication.

All enquiries and submissions should be directed to the series editors: Annmarie Elijah or Jacqueline Lo.

Big Ideas from Europe: Magna Carta at 800

Author/editor: Nicholas Simoes da Silva|Katarzyna Williams

Year published: 2017

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Is the Australian Offshore Processing System a Model for Europe?

Author/editor: Camilla Ioli

Year published: 2017

This Briefing Paper was written by Camilla Ioli, who was a Visiting Fellow at ANUCES in 2017, exploring comparison response of the European Union and Australia to the...

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Schuman Lecture Series - Schuman’s Vision in the Age of Disarray: Whither Europe and the West?

Author/editor: David Ritchie AO

Year published: 2017

The Robert Schuman Lecture series celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings in the European Coal and Steel Community in...

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Poland and the New World Disorder

Author/editor: John Besemeres

Year published: 2017

ANU Centre for European Studies Research Fellow Dr John Besemeres was this year’s guest of honour and speaker at the Polish Constitution Day Commemorative Dinner in...

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ANUCES/ABC’s Big Ideas – Exploring Brexit

Year published: 2017

This briefing paper is one in a series of papers on European ideas and issues. The series builds on panel discussions broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program...

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Preparatory Approaches to Overcoming Regulatory NTBs in an EU–Australia FTA

Author/editor: Mr Andrew Charles Willcocks|Ms Anne McNaughton

Year published: 2016

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The Italian Patient in 2016: Weak but not poor

Author/editor: Prof. Dr. Heribert Dieter, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin and Australian National University, Centre for European Studies, Canberra

Year published: 2016

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