ESAANZ Event Reports

Human behaviour in bushfires – Research partecipation

May 31, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Human behaviour in bushfires – European Union and Australian knowledge exchange project As part of the EU research project called GEO-SAFE we are collaborating with Australian partners and looking for people to take part in our research about human behaviour in bushfires. We call for contribution from everyone who has or has never been confronted by a bushfire emergency to help improve future support systems for at risk populations. To participate, please fill out the questionnaire which is found following this link: Everyone is invited to participate and share the survey questionnaire with your colleagues and students. Every response matters to us and the hope is that you are able to support...

The Referendum in New Caledonia: what is at stake?

May 17, 2018
French & Australian Dialogues Presented by the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations in association with the Alliance Française de Sydney Thursday 17 May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Venue: 257 Clarence St, Sydney The Referendum in New Caledonia: what is at stake? By November 2018 New Caledonia will hold a referendum on the future of this French overseas territory to decide whether it will remain with France or become independent. Two experts will explore the background to this crucial vote: the evolving role of France in the Pacific; the issues surrounding the vote, such as the constitution of the electorate; and the choices...

Statement by Professor Bruce Wilson, Director European Union Centre at RMIT, on the occasion of Europe Day 2018 

May 9, 2018
9 May 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia   Today, Europe celebrates Europe Day 2018. This is always an important opportunity to acknowledge the enormous progress which has been made towards securing a lasting peace on the European continent, offering a new form of cooperation among nations which strengthens the capacity of each of them, through their collaboration, to make significant global impact. It is perhaps particularly interesting to note this in 2018, 50 years after the turmoil of 1968 which challenged so much that was taken for granted across much of the world. Students and workers in many countries expressed their frustration at their perceptions...

Europe 1968 Fifty Years On: France, Germany & Italy

May 8, 2018
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the protests of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo impacted Europe. Did Europe change after 1968? Was it a turning point in history? Did the Sixties, for which it is often shorthand, change society and culture? In history, it is often suggested that dramatic events (the French Revolution, the Great War, World War II) changed societies, removing or undermining aristocracies and elites. Did 1968 do this in European and Western societies ... only decades before the waves of globalisation? Did the social movements which arose in this turbulent era change the world over...

‘Thinking of You’

April 27, 2018
The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Australia presents: ‘Thinking of You’ A film by Anna Di Lellio & Fitim Shala documenting the 12 June 2015 art installation ‘Thinking of You’, by Alketa Xhafa Mripa, which displayed five thousand dresses in the football stadium of Prishtina, Kosovo, to honour the thousands of survivors of wartime sexual violence. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with: H.E Mrs Atifete Jahjaga, Former President of the Republic of Kosovo and H.E Dr Sabri Kiçmari, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo. Time: 3:00 pm, Friday 27 April 2018 This event will be free admission, but please...

Call for Papers_16th Dubrovnik Jean Monnet Seminar ‘Blame it on Brussels – EU Law and Distributive Effects of Globalisation’

April 23, 2018 to January 27, 2018
The 16th session of the Jean Monnet Seminar will focus on the topic “Blame it on Brussels – EU Law and Distributive Effects of Globalisation”. Paper proposals may cover a variety of areas focusing on two questions raised by the recent political events, particularly Brexit, which shed doubt on the traditional legal narrative of EU integration as beneficial to most citizens. First, did EU Law cause or accentuate any inequality in Europe (e.g. for low skilled labour), or are such inequalities the result of different causes (e.g. globalisation, technical progress) and, second, how could the EU address such inequality and make...

The European Union: Where to From Here?

April 16, 2018 to April 17, 2018
  NESA Accreditation Completing the 2018 EU Intensive Short Course for Secondary School Teachers will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. In this course on the European Union you will hear specialists’ views on these issues and engage with them in discussion of the consequences and possible solutions. Together we will examine the impact of these affairs on the EU’s relationship with other nations, as EU leaders seek a stronger role in external affairs and aim to develop deeper global relationships....

United States of Europe: Is it a dream?

March 14, 2018

United States of Europe: Is it a dream?

Speaker: Massimo Scialla

The event will take place at the Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton, on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 18:30

Sponsored by The Museo Italiano, Carlton and Swinburne University of Technology


ITALIAN ELECTION 2018: Who won, what does it mean and can Italy be governed?

March 8, 2018
Italy goes to the elections on 4 March in a state of ongoing uncertainty on the back of a protracted “Grand Coalition” government just announced in Germany. Exit polls in Italy indicate that there will be no clear winner and some form of coalition will be required to give Italy a functional government whatever that might be. Italians in Australia will also need to cast their vote in the Italian elections to elect their new representatives for their own electoral college of Africa, Asia, Oceania and Antarctica (AAOA). How will Italians in Australia vote? What impact will votes from abroad have...

Understanding Geographical Indications - Panel discussion

March 7, 2018
Geographical Indications (GIs) are expected to be one of the more contentious issues in forthcoming trade negotiations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand. This presentation and panel discussion provides an opportunity to understand the key issues. Presenter Mr John Clarke Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator for the EU–Australia Free Trade Agreement, and Director for International Relations at Directorate-General Agriculture, European Commission Mr John Clarke is the Director for International Relations at DirectorateGeneral Agriculture at the European Commission. He was previously Head of the European Union Delegation to the World Trade Organization and the United Nations in Geneva. He joined...


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