EU Centre for Global Affairs

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, signed the EU-Australia Framework Agreement on 7 August in Manila, the Philippines.

The signing of the Framework Agreement marks the beginning of a new era of strategic cooperation between the EU and Australia.

The Agreement will enable the EU and Australia to tackle challenges in foreign and security policy, sustainable development, climate change, and economic and trade matters. It will encourage closer links between leaders across government, business and civil society.

More, including comments from the HR/VP and the Foreign Minister here.


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The EU Centre for Global Affairs Annual Grant Program recipient Professor Richard Pomfret has been named Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration. This prestigious three-year appointment will commence in September 2017 and is funded by the Partnership Initiative of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme.

The primary objective of the Chair is to embed and deepen teaching in the field of European Economic Integration within the curriculum taught at The University of Adelaide, most particularly in the Economics of European Integration. Drawing on The University of Adelaide’s extensive expertise and long-standing international reputation in economics, this will be achieved through the development and delivery of formal academic coursework, supervision of research and professional training and outreach activities designed to prepare our graduates and existing members of the business and government communities to effectively engage with EU matters in their learning, research and professional activities.

The Chair will enhance the University’s growing international reputation on EU-Australian economic research, since the establishment of the EU Centre for Global Affairs within the Institute for International Trade in 2014.

Professor Richard PomfretRichard Pomfret is Professor of Economics at The University of Adelaide. Prior to this appointment, he held similar positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, Bologna and Nanjing. He has worked at Concordia University in Montréal and the Institut für Weltwirtschaft in Kiel, and held visiting positions at universities in Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy and the US. He is an honorary Fellow of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading, CASE in Warsaw, IfW Kiel and Université-Paris. Richard has worked for the UN and OECD, and consulted to the Australian Government and international organisations such as the World Bank, ADB and UN Development Program, as well as advising the EU BOMCA program in 2006-7. He has published over 100 papers and 17 books on economic development and international economics, including a recent analysis of the changes to the geographical composition of the EU and its effect on the level, direction and composition of Australian-EU trade.

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The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to an evening of fine European music spanning the Baroque to Impressionist periods of music composition.

Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Dr Anna Goldsworthy, one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians, and author of the memoir, Piano Lessons, performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and is a founding member of Serpahim Trio.

On this occasion, Anna will perform compositions from European composers including J.S Bach (Germany), Franz Schubert (Austria), Franz List (Hungary), Giuseppie Verdi (Italy) and Maurice Ravel (France).

We hope you can join us for this evening of fine music, and a selection of European wine and cheese. The EU Centre will also offer as a lucky door prize a copy of the book Piano Lessons.

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017

Time: 6.00pm for refreshments. Concert will commence at 6.30pm

Venue: Leaver Pianos Australia (Mobile Piano Service – The Store), 7 Osmond Tce, Norwood, South Australia (Map)

RSVP: Seats are strictly limited. Please register hereThis is a Free event



About Leaver Pianos Australia

Leaver Pianos Australia is a family business specialising in the restoration, repair, tuning and sale of acoustic pianos; with particular expertise in European pianos manufactured between 1915 and 1940. The team at Leaver Pianos is comprised of expert technicians and craftsman who are highly skilled and experienced, and who have a passion for music and pianos.

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On July 28 2017, the Director of the EU Centre for Global Affairs, Jane Drake-Brockman, participated in a research workshop co-hosted by the Institute for International Trade and the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. After a broader overview of recent global developments on e-commerce and digital trade, the workshop included a session devoted to discussion […]

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Joint EU Centres Conference in Melbourne The lingering economic malaise, the potential exit of the United Kingdom and the apparent divisions between western and eastern European Member States appear to undermine the capacity of the EU to offer credible options for addressing the challenges that European citizens experience. The tensions, at times open conflict in […]

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The European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP) welcomed scholars, professionals, and postgraduates to Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo to take part in a Conference and Postgraduate Workshop “The Roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific in the Global Era Politics, International Relations, Economics and Law” that took place during 1-2 July 2017. The conference […]

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In October 2016 the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) of The University of Adelaide co-hosted with the EU Centre for Global Affairs a national speaking tour by Dr Gunter Pauli, an internationally renowned sustainability entrepreneur from Belgium. The speaking tour took place between 10 and 17 October 2016, starting in Adelaide and including a […]

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The EU Centre for Global Affairs Annual Grant Program recipient Professor Kym Anderson AC is George Gollin Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide and Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra. Professor Anderson recently gave a seminar at Chatham House, UK on “Global Wine Markets […]

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By Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum The European Union operates under the basic constitutional principle of conferral, which determines that the Union shall act only within the limits of the competences conferred upon it by member states in the EU Treaties to attain the objectives set out therein, and that powers not given to […]

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The EU Centre for Global Affairs held a prize giving ceremony for its first “My EU” Film Competition winner. Jayden Betterman of Sacred Heart College Middle School who shared his mother’s migration story from Poland to Adelaide received his book voucher in front of over 100 of his peers. Congratulations! The EU Centre expects more entries for this […]

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