Welcome to the EUCNetwork

Welcome to the website of the New Zealand European Union Centres Network, a network of seven New Zealand universities that aims to combine the three elements of research, teaching and outreach under a unique thematic umbrella focused on the impact, role and understanding of the European Union within New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.

The Network is multidisciplinary in orientation and open to all New Zealand universities with an interest in European Union Studies. The 1999 EU-NZ Joint Declaration - involving economics, politics, security, innovation, development, democratic values and people and cultures - defines the scope of the Network's activities.

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EU Centres Conference 2015

EUCN News

The New Zealand and Australian EU Centres are inviting now paper submissions for the international conference entitled: Europe: New Leadership, New Directions?  23 + 24 November 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand The EU...

Secondary School Teacher Professional Development Workshop

EUCN News

In conjunction with the 2015 Model EU we will be offering a Professional Development Workshop for New Zealand Secondary School Teachers. Following best practice the workshop will use an inquiry-based...

Apply now for Scholarships and Research Awards

EUCN News

This is the last chance to get your 2015 tuition fees or research costs covered! Apply now! Deadline 31 August 2015!

Model EU 2015 - Refugees in the Mediterranean

EUCN News

The Model EU 2015 is under the exciting theme: UNSETTLED - The EU Response to  Migration and Refugees in the Mediterranean in 2015   Back again for another year, UN Youth Canterbury is partnering up with...

Model EU 2015 - Refugees in the Mediterranean OLD

EUCN News

The Model EU 2015 is under the exciting theme: UNSETTLED - The EU Response to  Migration and Refugees in the Mediterranean in 2015   Back again for another year, UN Youth Canterbury is partnering up with...

Europa Lecture: Slovakia's place in the world

EUCN News

The Slovak Republic, the European Union Delegation to New Zealand, New Zealand European Union Centres Network and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, invite you to a lecture by...

Europa Lecture: The EU and the United Kingdom - What next after the UK Election?

EUCN News

The European Union Delegation to New Zealand (EUD), the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), the British High Commisison and the New Zealand European Union Centres Network (EUCN) invited...

Europe Day 2015 - Christchurch 8th May 2015

EUCN News

Europe Day is 9 May, a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman Declaration’. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the...

Applications now open for Course Fees Scholarships, MEP and EUCN Domestic Internships

EUCN News

The EUCN offers students a diverse range of opportunities to further their research interests at home and abroad. From domestic fees scholarships, research awards, to academic exchanges, there are many...

EU expands public diplomacy network downunder - six EU Centres established

EUCN News

EU expands public diplomacy network downunder - six EU Centres established The European Union (EU) has invested €4.6million (A$6.6million) to establish six EU Centres across Australia and New Zealand for the...

NCRE & EUCN AT H2020 meeting June10-11

EUCN News

NCRE researchers Dr. Katharine Vadura, Genevieve Taylor and Brittany Nolan attended H2020 discussions on EU Science and Innovation funding opportunities at a Pace-Net Plus conference in Auckland this week. Also...

EUCN 2014 Student Exchange - Sarah Christie

EUCN News

PhD student Sarah Christie from the University of Otago has recently returned from an exchange in the UK and Austria to gain new perspectives on her research.  Read more here  

2014 Graduate Weekend School in Kaikoura!

EUCN News

 On May 9th 2014, the European Studies Graduate Weekend School was held at the University of Canterbury Field Station in Kaikoura, New Zealand for three days two nights.It brought together...

European Parliamentary Elections take place!

EUCN News

Elections to the European Parliament took place throughout the European Union from 22 to 25 May. 172 million EU citizens elected 751 members of the next European Parliament (2014-2019), in the...

NCRE welcomes Malaysian interns - May 2014

EUCN News

The National Centre for Research on Europe Hosts Interns from Malaysia - The NCRE is happy to welcome ten interns from Malaysia.  The interns are based at the Centre for two...

Adoption of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression 12 May 2014

EUCN News

Brussels, 13 May 2014The Foreign Affairs Council of 12 May adopted the text of the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline, pursuant to the relevant task under...

EUCN 2013 Student Research Exchange – Brittany Nolan

EUCN News

Brittany is a MA student at the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) and has been studying with the centre for the last three years. Her thesis is researching...

MEP intern 2013 report - Henrietta McNeill

EUCN News

Henrietta McNeill, MEP Intern 2013 After a thorough application and interview process, I was selected as one of two EUCN postgraduate students to undertaken an internship in the European Parliament from...

NZ celebrates Europe Day 2014

EUCN News

NCRE’s Europe Day Celebration at University of Canterbury    The National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), in collaboration with the European Union Centres Network, Alliance Francaise and Instituto Cervantes, hosted...

Public lecture presented by H.E. Sem Fabrizi

EUCN News

The European Union Centres Network (EUCN) was very pleased to co-organize the first public lecture in New Zealand of His Excellency Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union to...

Europe Day - 11 May 2013 - Europe Institute

EUCN News

At the request of the EU Delegation in Wellington the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland organised a Europe Day celebration in Foyer of the Business School on the...

New Zealand's ASEM Membership: Online Paper

EUCN News

Matthew Doidge's paper explores New Zealand's place in the Asia–Europe Meeting, examining three elements. First, it considers the membership issues, exploring both the formal path toNew Zealand's accession and the...

The 2012 Europa Lecture: Helga Scmid

EUCN News

Ms Schmid has held her present position for the past two years following a period (2006-2010) as Director of Planning in the Secretariat of the Council of the European Union...

Visit of Sir Michael Leigh as EUCN European-in-Residence

EUCN News

Sir Michael Leigh, senior advisor to the German Marshall fund and former EU official, visited New Zealand recently as part of the EUCN’s European-in-Residence programme for twelve days in September 2012. Through...

Putting the Pacific Back into Asia-Pacific

EUCN News

by Michael Leigh CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand—This city, the third-largest in New Zealand, suffered a severe earthquake last year, killing 185 people, injuring many more, and destroying hundreds of public buildings and thousands...

EUCNetwork Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

EUCN News

There are a number of opportunities for students and staff to access funding for their EU focused Research. Below are the calls for applications that are currently open. EUCN Internships MEP Internships Since...

NEU+TRALISED - Model European Union

EUCN News

The EUCN, in association with the National Centre for Research on Europe and UN+Youth will be holding the first Canterbury Model EU on the 2nd August at the University of Canterbury. This event will...

EUCNetwork Conference - European Dilemmas: Internal and External Issues Facing the EU

EUCN News

The 2011 EUCN conference, hosted at the University of Waikato, denoted the fifth edition of the annual conference, and judging but the turnout and calibre of participants it will not...

Summer School Opportunities at ANU

EUCN News

Summer School in European Studies at ANU, Canberra for teachers in Australia and New Zealand.  Contemporary Issues in Europe: History, Politics, Culture and Economics  16th January-- 18th January, 2012 Australian National University, Canberra The...

EUCN Conference Keynote Address

EUCN News

KEYNOTE ADDRESS : EUCN CONFERENCE, WAIKATO UNIVERSITY: 7 DECEMBER 2011 Peter Kennedy, former New Zealand Ambassador to the EU (2007-11) Professor Margaret Wilson, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to...

Visit of Jose Manual Barroso

EUCN News

The EUCN was fortunate enough to attend events in Auckland on September the 8th with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso who was visiting New Zealand as the...

President Barroso to deliver Europea Lecture

EUCN News

In conjunction with the University of Auckland, the EUCNetwork is excited to announce European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso as the speaker of this years Europa Lecture. President Barroso will...

EU Director Thomas Roe Visits NZ

EUCN News

The EUCN was fortunate to welcome European Director Thomas Roe to New Zealand during the middle of July for events in Wellington and Christchurch. Mr Roe’s career as part of...

Horizon 2020 Programme Announcement

EUCN News

We are pleased to infom you that Mrs. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, has announced on 21 June 2011 the new name for the future EU funding...

Visit of Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig

EUCN News

The NCRE welcomed eminent Euro scholar Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig to the University of Canterbury for a Seminar and Questions and Answers session with students on Friday 15th of July.  Frank...

NCRE Enjoys Jean Monnet Funding Success

EUCN News

The National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) has again been recognized as a global leader in its field after one of its most successful rounds of European Union Jean...

Media, Communication and Democracy: Global and National Environments

EUCN News

The EU Centre at RMIT University with the School of Media and Communication (RMIT) and the Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe Research Project (MDCEE) at the University of Oxford...

EUANZ TV

EUCN News

EUANZ TV Limited is an independent web television channel focussed on international affairs, politics and the world economy, broadcasting divergent yet complementary views worldwide. By establishing itself  as "the voice of...

Monash European and EU Centre Young Researchers Conference

EUCN News

This year Monash University will be hosting the Monash European and EU Centre Young Researchers Conference from 22-23 September 2011. The conference is multi-disciplinary in nature and aims to incorporate as...

EUStudynet International Workshop

EUCN News

How to teach, study and research the European Union and Europe outside its borders? This issue was focused on Monday, May 23, in the EUStudy International Workshop organized by the...

EUCN Network Conference

EUCN News

The EUCN held its annual conference from the 25th – 26th November at Lincoln University in Canterbury. The conference bought together academics and graduate students from around the country and...

EUCN Weeked School 2011

EUCN News

Students and Staff from around New Zealand came together for the fifth annual EUCN Postgraduate Weekend School, in Kaikoura from the 13th – 15th May. The workshop, co-ordinated by the...

EUCN Conference 2010

EUCN News

European Integration at 60: Progress, Problems, Perspectives 25 – 26 November 2010, Lincoln University, Canterbury, NZ This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that called for greater cooperation between...

Visit of Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse and Prof. Dr. Tanja Borzel to New Zealand

EUCN News

This year the European Union Centres Network of New Zealand (EUCN) will be hosting a visit from Prof. Thomas Risse and Prof. Tanja Borzel , both from the Institute of...

Ambassadors Visit NCRE

EUCN News

On Monday 7th February the NCRE hosted a visit by the Ambassadors to New Zealand from the European Union and Hungary. After a lunch with staff from the Centre H.E...

Europolitics Special Edition on EU Affairs Training

EUCN News

  Europolitics/Europolitique, the EU affairs daily, is delighted to present to you its first 2011 special edition on EU affairs training. Please click here to download  

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