The ANU Centre for European Studies conducts a number of projects as part of the Jean Monnet Activities scheme administered by the European Commission.
Current Jean Monnet activities
Algorithmic Futures Policy Lab (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project aims to catalyse the work needed to successfully design technology and policy for an uncertain future. Lab participants will explore what responsible algorithmic development and policymaking might look like in light of future global socio-economic and environmental uncertainties, with a specific focus on relevant upcoming governance challenges and opportunities in the European Union and Australia.
Culture in International Relations: Europe and the Indo-Pacific (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project aims to increase understanding of and opportunities for EU cultural diplomacy in Australia and Singapore. Examining the EU’s approaches to culture for external relations will contribute to better understanding of cultural diplomacy as an evolving field focused on shared rather than nation-centric interests, while expanding its potential in international relations.
EU Climate Change Agenda & External Trade and Investment (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project aims at drawing together domestic public (climate change and investment in renewables) and private (CSR) policy tools with international public and private instruments (international trade and investment law) to support the Paris Agreement. Given the differences in climate change responses, the forthcoming EU–Australia Free Trade Agreement provides an ideal framework for the implementation of more coherent climate change policy instruments, first in the bilateral and then also more global trade and investment context.
Implementing Climate Policies (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project explores how EU climate policies can be effectively implemented in the international arena. This project compares the climate policies of the EU and third countries, notably Australia and the US, in order to improve understanding of their viability. The project will improve understanding of EU climate policies in Australia and the US.
Liberal Democracy in Action (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project aims to improve understanding of contemporary challenges to liberal democracy and the rules-based international order. It seeks to develop actionable policy recommendations that strengthen knowledge and understanding of the fundamental liberal democratic principles, values and norms within civil society in the EU and elsewhere.
Remembering Across Continents: European Politics of Memory from Australian perspectives (1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022)
This project explores the role of collective remembrance and memory construction in building political communities. This project will examine global understanding of the EU’s approaches to historical memory and strategies for identity construction, and will investigate the impact of EU memory politics beyond the EU. It will also address a normative question of how to deal with contested memories and provide policy-based responses to European efforts for transnational remembrance.
EU Migration & Integration Network (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2021)
This academic network, entitled Policy, Politics, Culture: Migration and Integration (PPCEUMI) focuses on the study of third-country migrant integration in the European Union through the lenses of politics, policy, governance and culture. It brings together the work of an array of expert scholars from a number of institutions around the world.
Centre of Excellence for EU - Australia Economic Cooperation (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2021)
This authoritative and independent research centre is dedicated to expanding the understanding of European Union-Australia trade and progressing this bilateral relationship further.
Third Country Engagement with EU Trade Policy (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2021)
This project seeks to explore and improve understanding of the European Union's evolving trade policy and its implications for third countries, including Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
EU - Australia Trade in Services (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2021)
This project focuses on planned services trade liberalisation negotiations between Australia, New Zealand and the European Union through a quantitative analysis of current services trade restrictions.
Water Policy Innovation Hub (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2021)
This two-year network project brings together scholars across different continents, different disciplines and different academic experience levels in order to build capacity in studying European Union water policy innovation.
Completed Jean Monnet activities
Energy Policy Workshop (1 September 2018 – 31 August 2020)
This project aims to explore and provide clear readily available materials on European Union energy security concerns, with a specific focus on the role of Russia, and implications for Australia.
Europa Policy Labs (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019)
This two-year Policy Lab series aims to challenge the policy status quo and encourage innovative and responsible policies that benefit the European Union and Australia, focusing on areas such as environment, trade and migration.
Understanding Geographical Indications (1 September 2017 – 28 February 2019)
This project seeks to collect and strategically assess all the available empirical evidence on the practical implications of Geographical Indications.
Understanding EU Trade: Stakeholder Training (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018)
This project aims to help Australian policymakers, industry and civil society understand European Union trade policy through training workshops and printed resources.