ESAANZ Event Reports

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference

July 8, 2019

Conference Convenor (Principal) | Australian Historical Association 2019 conference ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’ (8-12 July, 2019) | [email protected]




‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the centrality of History for engaging with community and...

New Leadership, New Priorities – The EU in 2019 Call for Papers

July 6, 2019

New Leadership, New Priorities – The EU in 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 6+7 July 2019, Shanghai

The conference will be multi-disciplinary in focus and we are inviting papers from a wide range of academic disciplines to look at findings in relation to the roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific region in this global era.

Postgraduate students working in any area of EU and Asia Pacific relations or European Integration are invited to register for the postgraduate workshop.

For more information and to register please visit Registration close on 31 January 2019.

Best wishes,

Yvonne Grosch   (DipPM)...

The Future of Australia-EU Relations: Synergies and Shared Interests

June 11, 2019

To CESAA followers: We received the following advertisement and are happy to promote this event on the CESAA website  

An international Symposium entitled ‘The Future of Australia-EU Relations: Synergies and Shared Interests’ will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019 in Brussels.

This Symposium, funded by an EU Jean Monnet grant, will explore relations between Australia and the EU.

 Geographical distance, divergent political trajectories and varying perceptions and interests have, in the past, prevented the Australia-EU partnership from reaching its full potential. When it comes to trade, security, climate change, research and education or regional and multilateral diplomacy, the EU...


June 1, 2019

The Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy is a peer reviewed journal specialized in EU law and policy. It seeks to advance academic scholarship, postgraduate education, to develop European and regional academic networking, to create professional opportunities for law academics, and to promote academic reflection on European Law and European values. The specific angle of the Yearbook aims to be critical, realistic, multidisciplinary and regional. The editors recognise that significant answers to legal questions can be found only in a wider political, economic and social context.

The editors welcome contributions on a wide range of European...

Jean Monnet EU–Australia Centre of Excellence for Economic Cooperation 2019 Visiting Fellowship

June 1, 2019
Jean Monnet EU–Australia Centre of Excellence for Economic Cooperation 2019 Visiting Fellowship


About the Visiting Fellowship

EU–Australia economic cooperation is entering an ambitious new phase. Policymakers and key stakeholders hope that the proposed trade agreement will have a transformational impact on political and economic cooperation. While EU–Australia economic cooperation is increasing, the international economic landscape has shifted dramatically. Technological advances and global value chains have redefined traditional flows of goods, capital and services across borders and tested the limits of established international institutions of economic cooperation. Importantly, public dissent and changing domestic politics is affecting...

Europe Day 2019: Celebrating Europe in a Year of Transition. Which Way Ahead?'

May 9, 2019
Europe Day 2019: Celebrating Europe in a Year of Transition. Which Way Ahead?’

The EU Centre at RMIT and the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) invite you to come celebrate Europe Day 2019.

Europe Day 2019 offers an opportunity to celebrate various aspects of the European Union (EU) in a context of great change. If there were not sufficient economic, social, cultural, political and environmental uncertainties already, the transition within the EU institutions adds another significant dimension to the processes of change. Elections for the European Parliament, new Presidents for the European Commission and the European Council, and a new...

NATO at 70: Where from Here?

May 3, 2019

The Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) and RMIT European Union Centre, Social and Global Studies Centre are pleased to invite you to this free lecture at RMIT University on contemporary issues facing the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), as the organisation reaches seventy years.

The guest speaker is Dr Alexey D. Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Light refreshments will be served

Co-hosted by the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), the RMIT European Union Centre, Social and Global Studies Centre, with the support of Curtin University. 

More information
Back in 1949, the...

EU Professional Development Course for Secondary School Teachers

April 15, 2019

The EU in the era of Brexit and the Gilets Jaunes: Where does Australia Stand?

A new Intensive Short Course on the European Union run by the European Studies Program, University of Sydney.

A Two-Day Intensive Program for Teachers of:
• History
• Global/international politics
• Legal Studies
• Social and cultural studies
• Economics
• European languagesThe 2019 EU Short Course seeks to engage with issues faced in contemporary Europe and address their implications at home and abroad. It offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula. The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, in an interdisciplinary learning environment. Two days...

Current Affairs and Challenges of the EU

April 5, 2019


Dr Lykke Friis

Berlin-based Correspondent for Danish Newspaper Berlingske

Former Danish politician: Danish Minister for Climate and Energy and Equality (2009-11) and Minister for Equal Rights (2010-11)

Former Pro-Rector (equivalent to Vice-Chancellor) of the University of Copenhagen

2019 Participant in DFAT’s Special Visits Program

The European Union Centre at RMIT, in cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark, invite you to this round table on the current affairs and challenges of the EU with Dr Lykke Friis,  former Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Equality.

Lykke Friis is a Berlin-based correspondent for the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende where she covers internal developments in Germany and also comments on EU...

CESAA Seminar on 'Brexit' and 2019 AGM

April 2, 2019


4:30pm- 5:30pm for the seminar

5:30pm- 6:30pm for the AGM – for CESAA members only


RMIT Courtroom 3, Building 20, Level 2, RMIT City Campus , 124 La Trobe Street. Enter via Building 1.


Tuesday 2nd April 2019

All invited to a CESAA seminar – ‘Brexit, symbol of Crisis’ – Speaker Professor Bruce Wilson

Not surprisingly, the fragility of trade relations is at the heart of the Brexit crisis: the ‘backstop’ is precisely about the protection of just one dimension of this. However, the struggle over the United Kingdom’s referendum on leaving the EU is symptomatic of much deeper crises in the United Kingdom, and...


Written Correspondence
P.O. Box 2125
Hawthorn, 3122
Victoria, Australia

Last Call to register for our event tomorrow marking the release of Dr Perparim Xhaferi's book on Albania and the EU. The event starts at 5PM AEDT on Zoom. Details and registration -->

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