ANU Centre for European Studies receives five Jean Monnet Grants

Tuesday 24 July 2018

The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) has been announced as the recipient of five Jean Monnet Activities grants in 2018.

Jean Monnet Activities, supported through the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, are designed to further teaching and research in relation to European Union studies around the globe.

The Centre has received one Centre of Excellence grant: The EU-Australia Centre for Economic Cooperation, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah (ANU).

The Centre has also received four project grants:

  • Third country engagement with changing EU trade policy, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah (ANU), Dr Maria Garcia (University of Bath) and Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (National University of Singapore). This project seeks to explore and improve understanding of the EU's evolving trade policy and its implications for third countries, including Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Identifying opportunities in EU-Australia trade in services, led by Dr Annmarie Elijah, Anne McNaughton and Assoc. Professor Hazel Moir (ANU). This project investigates the potential for liberalising services in the trade negotiations between the EU and Australia.
  • Energy policy workshop: securing Europe's energy future by mitigating Russian foreign energy strategy towards the EU, led by Dr Elizabeth Buchanan and Dr John Besemeres (ANU). This project aims to fill a knowledge gap by boosting Australia's understanding of the EU energy security challenge, particularly in terms of the EU-Russia energy relationship.
  • Water policy innovation hub, run by Professor Jacqueline Lo, Dr Katherine Daniell and Ehsan Nabavi (ANU). This project will boost knowledge of the EU's water policy efforts across Iranian and Australian governments, industry, academia and civil society.


The ANU Centre for European Studies has now been awarded nine Jean Monnet grants since 2016.

For more information on the Centre's current Jean Monnet activities, visit the ANUCES Jean Monnet webpage.


About the ANU Centre for European Studies

Established in 2001, the Centre is the hub for Europe at the Australian National University, and is a special intitative of the European Commission and ANU. The Centre involves academics from across the ANU, and sits within the College of Arts and Social Sciences. It focuses the talents of hundreds of researchers, teachers and students working on Europe on a single site, creating synergies, promoting interdisciplinary dialogue, and generating collaborative research projects at home and abroad. Follow the Centre on Twitter and Facebook.

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