European Studies Summer School Jan 2013

Europe in the 21st century: Power, leadership & crisis

Summer school for secondary school teachers

16-18 January 2013
Melbourne, Australia

A three-day intensive program for teachers of:

  • History
  • Global politics
  • Social and cultural studies
  • Economics
  • European languages

The 2013 European Studies Summer School offered a unique opportunity to engage with expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula.

Day 1: Europe, Power & Leadership
Day 2: Europe & Crisis
Day 3: Europe-Australia Relations

Participation was free for all teachers from Australian and New Zealand secondary schools.  A small number of travel and accommodation bursaries were available.

Themes covered:

  • Global leadership and trade
  • Development and aid
  • Migration and refugees
  • Multiculturalism
  • Global security and conflict
  • Environmental challenges
  • Climate change

The program featured interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, multiple case studies, interdisciplinary approach, and practical suggestions for incorporation of resources into the classroom setting.

Excursions to the Goethe-Institut Melbourne, the Australian Institute for International Affairs and the Immigration Museum were included.

The program is available here: European Summer School program.


– Monash European and EU Centre

– ANU Centre for European Studies

– European Union Centre at RMIT

– National Centre for Research on Europe, New Zealand

with support of the European Commission.

For more information, contact the Monash European and EU Centre

T: +61 3 9903 4638