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.

    From July 2014 the Monash European and EU Centre will relocate to become part of the School of Languages, Literature, Cultures and Linguistics.  This represents a changing model of delivery and represents Monash’s ongoing commitment to European studies through the Faculty of Arts, and through the Monash University Centre in Prato.  Key units at all levels will continue to be offered, as outlined in the University Handbook.

Latest News

  • The latest from the delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand in Canberra is here Read More... Read more
  • A new Working Paper has been released in the online MEEUC Working Paper Series: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014 Regional Identity and Belonging: Australia’s Case in ASEM.  Commemorating 40 years of Australia-ASEAN Dialogue. Naila Maier-Knapp, Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge Initial attempts of Australia to join the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in the 1990s ... Read more
  • Monday 15 September 2014 – 09.00am -12.30pm Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT University and the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia invite interested scholars working in the area of European diasporas in Australia and matters related to this theme to present at the half day workshop. In order to express interest, scholars are invited to submit a titled ... Read more

More News

  • The Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union (PPEU) is pleased to announce its latest publication: Josephine E. Olson, Michael K. Lin, Leslie M. Brady, George A. Huber, “An Academic Medical Center’s Expansion to the European Union: A Case Study of UPMC’s Joint Projects in Italy and Ireland”, Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union, Vol. 3, No. 1 ... Read more
  • The latest (fourth) issue of White Paper, Radio National’s new monthly digital magazine, has a specific focus on European politics, society and culture. The issue is now available to download for iPad via Newsstand or the App Store.   In this issue: Wider still and wider: Testing Europe’s borders Ben Wellings (Monash European and EU Centre) and Annemarie Elijah ... Read more
  • Sir Rod Eddington AO Thursday, 24 July 2014 12.15pm for 12.30pm – 2pm At The Grand Ballroom, The Hotel Windsor 111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria  After years of negotiation, Australia has signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Japan and South Korea, and is in the process of negotiating an FTA with China.  Promising to open new investment and export opportunities, the ... Read more
  • Simon Smith – ANU Centre for European Studies Thursday 26 June 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm In the current economic climate, we are confronted with the certainty of significant and sustained budget cuts over the next few years. It is therefore vitally important to make every euro/dollar spent on public infrastructure projects count to the maximum. There is ... Read more
  • The Hon Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Tuesday  2 July 2014 6pm for 6.20pm – 7.30pm At Dyason House 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, Victoria International migration is an integral aspect of globalisation and has been a major force driving the transformation of Australian society.  As regional migration has intensified, Australia has become home to diverse ... Read more
  • Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures Paris, France • July 8-10, 2015 Organized by the Council for European Studies In many historical moments, Europe’s futures have seemed not simply open and uncertain, but replete with contradiction. Similarly, in contemporary Europe, the responses of both ordinary Europeans and the continent’s collective institutions to the challenges posed by crisis again constitute a ... Read more
  • Winner of the 2014 EU-Qantas Journalist Award is Aaron Patrick, Deputy News Editor at the Australian Financial Review, with a project entitled “European energy policy and opportunities for Australia.” Aaron’s winning proposal was announced on 18 June at the National Press Club by the European Union’s Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Sem Fabrizi, in the presence of ... Read more
  • The European Union Delegation in Australia in conjunction with the Melbourne Press Club, the University of Melbourne, the EU Centres at RMIT University and Monash University, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs presents Vice-President Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda European Parliament elections: Future Directions for Europe and Implications for Australia Date: Wednesday 18 June ... Read more
  • We are now calling for applications for our second Programme Internship. The role of the Programme Intern is to support our Council members who are responsible for the Programme, in researching, organising and running our presentations and providing an ongoing plan for future speakers.  Our events are a unique opportunity for the public to engage in ... Read more
  • Nina Markovic – ANU Centre for European Studies  Monday 16 June 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm A conventional approach to the study of EU enlargement is to examine a candidate state’s performance against the strict accession criteria within the framework of political conditionality. This dissertation focuses on the role of normative factors in that complex and inherently social process called ... Read more