Centre of Excellence activities

Activities to date

Jean Monnet Public Lecture - Pat Cox: The EU after Brexit November 2019: Public lecture with Pat Cox, former European Parliament President, hosted ANU Centre for European Studies and the Embassy of Ireland, Australia. Mr Cox shared his views on Brexit and what the future holds for the EU and Ireland in particular. Pat’s address provides interesting perspectives on the UK withdrawal, the EU after Brexit, the importance of the EU-Australia relationship. The recording of the event can be found here.

Czech Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Martin Tlapa visits for Roundtable October 2019: The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for EU-Australia Economic Cooperation held a Policy Roundtable that brought together members of the European Diplomatic Community, senior economists from the Australian Public Service and academics from the ANU.

Postgraduate Masterclass on EU trade and investment October 2019: Investment and trade are critical and interwoven issues in the dynamics of international relations. The EU is undergoing a significant change in these areas, with regard to both internal and external relations. This Masterclass brought together a strong group of postgraduate students that left understanding the nuances and processes involved in EU trade and investment. The outline available is here, and a recording of the seminar can be found on Soundcloud

Schuman Lecture - Europe at the Crossroads: Global Power or Also-Ran? September 2019: How well Europe’s major players address, collectively and individually, their current serious political, security, economic and social challenges, does have global implications, including for Australia. In this year's Schuman Lecture, Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA argued it is very much in the general interest that Europe not continue to punch geopolitically below its global weight. Read the transcript here

Workshop: Barriers to and Priorities for International Trade in Services July 2019: This workshop brought together academics, policy-makers, trade negotiators, data specialists and trade consultants for an intensive discussion on some of the most important barriers to trade in services. There is great interest in services trade liberalisation in the trade treaty that is currently being negotiated between Australia and the European Union (EU). Identifying priorities for liberalisation is important for both parties. Workshop participants focussed in on two particularly important service industries – education services and financial services

EUOzCEC Policy Brief 1: Alliance for Multilateralism - An Australian View July 2019: This is the first EUOzCEC Policy Brief and is published as Issue 3 of the ANUCES Policy Notes 2019 series. Written by ANUCES Distinguished Research Fellow and former Australian Ambassador to Germany, Mr David Ritchie AO, this piece was first published in June 2019 in the Berlin Policy Journal.

EUOzCEC Policy Brief 2:  Labelling Food: Organics and Geographical Names July 2019: This is the second EUOzCEC Policy Brief and is published as Issue 3 of the ANUCES Policy Notes 2019 series. Written by ANUCES Europa Policy Labs Visiting Fellow Professor Carsten Daugbjerg and ANUCES Adjunct Associate Professor Hazel V J Moir.

EUOzCEC 2019 Visiting FellowsThe Centre has appointed Dr Ottavio Quirico and Ivana Damjanovic as its 2019 Visiting Fellows. Ottavio and Ivana will be involved in researching investments issues in bilateral and multilateral contexts including joint efforts to reform investment dispute settlement globally. Their work will explore how negotiations in investment protection between Australia, the EU, and/or its Member States can prospectively evolve, and the significance of an investment agreement in the context of global economic developments.

Seminar - Brexit: Implications for the EU and the UK 25 February 2019: This seminar by Professor Richard G. Whitman from the University of Kent untangled the itricacies of the Brexit process while looking at the state of play in the UK's relationship with the EU and offering an assessment of the UK's future place in Europe. A response from Anne McNaughton from the ANU College of Law followed, focusing on the economic implication of Brexit for the EU and Australia, and the opportunities for developing their bilateral economic relationship. Listen to the audio recording on ANU Soundcloud

Policy Roundtable - EU-Australia Economic Relations 28 May 2019: This inaugural Policy Roundtable followed a Steering Committee meeting in Canberra and brought together academics, policymakers, journalists and members of the European diplomatic community. 

Upcoming activities

  • Policy roundtables
  • Training workshops
  • Policy papers
  • Briefing papers
  • Masterclasses
  • Public lectures

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