The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) has won three grants from the last round of the Jean Monnet Activities grant scheme, from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. This is a great outcome for the teams that include faculty members from the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society (Dr Katherine Daniell), the ANU College of Law (Ms Anne McNaughton and Associate Professor Matthew Zagor), and the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences (Dr Laurence Brown).
The three grants won include one Network grant and two Project grants. The Network grant, led by ANUCES Executive Director Professor Jacqueline Lo, is entitled 'Politics, Policy, Culture: EU Migration and Integration'. It is focused on the study of third-country migrant integration in the European Union through the lenses of politics, policy, governance, and culture.
A Project grant, also led by Professor Jacqueline Lo, is entitled 'Europa Policy Labs'. It seeks to boost knowledge of the EU across Australian government, industry and civil society.
The second Project grant is led by ANUCES Associate Director Dr Annmarie Elijah, and ANUCES Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Hazel Moir. It is entitled 'Understanding Geographic Indications', and has several objectives: (i) up-to-date compilation of the empirical evidence of geographical indicators (GIs) for Australia, NZ, and USA; (ii) critical assessment of the state of knowledge about GIs to identify gaps in knowledge for policy-making; and (iii) to improve knowledge of GIs for policy making, and trade negotiations.
This is an excellent outcome for the Centre and all involved.