Summer School Opportunities at ANU

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 European Studies Summer School for 2012 seeks to explore and explain the complexities of European integration, as well as the diversity of cultures and political and economic systems in Europe. This three-day intensive residential study will provide participants with a wide array of accurate and up-to-date resources and the opportunity to engage with academic experts, policy-makers and diplomats. The Summer School is taught from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Topics to be covered include:

  • History of European integration
  • The Eurocrisis: facts sand fictions
  • Our European classical heritage (including a visit to ANU Classics Museum)
  • Islam in Europe
  • Immigration and cultural diversity
  • The EU political system
  • EU-Australia relations

There will be a series of talks hosted by Ambassadors at European Embassies as well as opportunity for participants to pursue research at one of the major national cultural institutions in Canberra as part of the study experience. The School is especially relevant to teachers working in History, Social Science & Environment, Philosophy, English, Business & Economics, European languages, and the Arts. Participation is free and most meals will be provided.

The European Studies Summer School is an initiative of the Australia and New Zealand EU Centres Network. The 2012 School is jointly-hosted by the ANU Centre for European Studies and the Monash European and EU Centre, with assistance from the European Commission.


Attendance is free for all teachers working in Australian and New Zealand secondary schools (high schools and colleges), however places are limited. Please submit a CV and a short cover letter describing the anticipated benefit to the School and your professional development to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 January 2012.

Bursaries and Applications:

Bursaries for accommodation and travel are available for Australian and New Zealand applicants. Deadline for bursary applications is 4th January 2012. Late submissions will not be considered.

New Zealand travel bursaries will cover four nights accommodation in Canberra and return flights. We are keen to support those interested in undertaking the Teacher Fellowships in European Union Studies (for me see as a priority but any teacher that would be interested in this opportunity should apply.

For New Zealand applications please send your CV and rationale for financial support in your cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 4th January 2012.

Phone: 03 364 2586

The Australia and New Zealand EU Centres Network reflects the collaboration between the EU Centres at the ANU, RMIT, Monash and the New Zealand European Union Centres Network that is funded by the European Commission.


T +612 59896 (ANU)

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