07 November 2014

Summer school for secondary school teachers

The European Union after 2014: A New Vitality, or Missed Opportunities?

European Union flag


to 22 January 2015


All day


Immigration Museum Melbourne, Australia

Further details

2014 is a year of remarkable change for the EU. It has a new Parliament, it will have new Presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission, it will have a new Commission (even if some of the faces are the same), and a new High Representative. It has commenced a new budget period and is on the verge of having a Banking Union – of sorts... What does this mean for Europeans? What does it mean for us, and for the Asian region?

A three-day intensive program for teachers of:

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

The 2015 European Studies Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula.

  • Day 1 Welcome to the EU, 2015 onwards!
  • Day 2 Opportunities in specific fields
  • Day 3 Europe and Australasia: encounters and engagement

Participation is free for all teachers from Australian and New Zealand secondary schools.

Themes covered

  • A crash course in European institutions: the who, what and where of how
  • the EU operates
  • What does the EU stand for in the new world?
  • Does the EU still matter, can it overcome its democratic deficit?
  • Do Australia and New Zealand want closer ties with the EU?

The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, interdisciplinary approach, and multiple case studies with potential for incorporation into the classroom setting.


Download a program (PDF 305 KB)


  • European Union Centre at RMIT
  • European Union Centres Network, New Zealand
  • ANU Centre for European Studies
  • EU Centre for Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne
  • Immigration Museum, Melbourne

With support from the European Commission.

Participation is free for all teachers from Australian and New Zealand secondary schools, but hurry! Places are limited!

Participants from outside the Melbourne Metropolitan area are automatically eligible for travel and accommodation bursaries. Instructions will be emailed directly to those participants.

For more information, or to register your interest, contact the European Union Centre at RMIT
Email: eucentre@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 8214

Download a flier for this event (PDF 300 KB)


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