Welcome to the Monash European and EU Centre

  • The Monash European and EU Centre is a joint undertaking by the European Commission of the European Union (EU) and Monash University, led by the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics and Law. It provides teaching, research and outreach on Europe and the EU. The Centre’s courses and units offer the opportunity to study in Europe and provide a portal to facilitate European and EU related activities across Monash University.

Latest News

  • The Monash European and EU Centre will close for the Easter and ANZAC Day holiday from Good Friday 18 April.  We return to the office on Monday 28 April.   The MEEUC team wishes you a safe and happy holiday. Read More... Read more
  • The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies invites submissions for the upcoming 17th biannual conference on Baltic Studies in Australasia. We welcome papers related to the Baltic region, its countries, and its populations both within those countries and their diasporas. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to, the following: anthropology, architecture, business, ... Read more
  • 1 May 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Central European states’ accession to the European Union. Ten European countries acceded to the EU on 1 May 2004: Poland, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary. This was a historic achievement for which these countries had been striving since the change ... Read more

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  • Public seminar co-hosted by Monash European and EU Centre, the School of Social Sciences, and the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies Monash University The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) both have their origins in a common post Second World War desire for a solid and sustainable peace in Europe and the world.  Both ... Read more
  • As one of the earliest policy areas in which the European Commission was granted authority, Trade Policy represents a cornerstone of the European Union’s foreign policy. Trade policy has been ‘loaded’ with non-trade issues such as the promotion of values or European visions of international relations, as a way of influencing the behaviour of other ... Read more
  • Tony Abbott’s government may have archived Gillard’s signature ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ strategy, but the continued and increasing significance of Asia in Australian foreign policy is unquestionable. Free trade agreements (FTA) with South Korea and Japan were finalised during Abbott’s recent visit to Asia, and he was under intense pressure to enhance relations with ... Read more
  • A new Working Paper has been released in the online MEEUC Working Paper Series: Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2014 Declining Power Europe? The Evolution of the European Union’s World Power in the Early 21st Century Douglas Webber, INSEAD At the dawn of this century there was some optimism that the world role and power of the European Union ... Read more
  • This grant is awarded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. The purpose of the prize is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining to Germany to Australian audiences. This year’s topic for the project is: The ’Energiewende‘ – a non-starter or a panacea?  Risks, opportunities and implications of the German energy transformation. The ... Read more
  • The European Parliament elections of 22-25 May 2014 give voters the chance to influence the future political course of the European Union, when they elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament to represent their interests for the next five years. The 2014 elections are the first since the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 gave the ... Read more
  • Applications are now invited for the European Union-QANTAS Journalist Award. The Award is open to an Australian journalist of not less than three years experience in the print or electronic media, who can satisfy the selection panel that he or she would benefit from a working visit to EU institutions and two to three Member ... Read more
  • The latest from the delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand in Canberra is here Read More... Read more
  • Professor Emeritus Andrea Hull AO Deputy Chair, National Museum of Australia    Wednesday 30 April 2014 6pm for 6.20pm - 7.30pm At Dyason House 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, Victoria    Australian artists are known all over the world.  Our actors win Oscars, our writers are published globally, and our performers tour internationally and enjoy significant fame away from home. ... Read more
  • Australia & Italia // Foto & Photos is a photographic competition which aims to bring together visions of Italy and Australia, each seen from the other’s point of view. There are two thematic categories in the competition, which can be freely interpreted: Italy through Australian eyes – images of Italy, open to individuals who hold Australian citizenship, ... Read more