2019 Sydney European Union Short Course for Secondary School Teachers
The European Union in the Era of Brexit and the Gilets Jaunes: Where Does Australia Stand?
A TWO-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS OF:
- Global/international politics
- Social and cultural studies
- Legal studies
- European languages
What is the status of the global order two years after the Brexit vote and Trump’s victory in the White House? Despite ongoing internal disruption as well as difficult negotiations with the United Kingdom, the EU continues to be a leader in promoting ordered international relations and pursues new arrangements for European integration.
This short course on the EU seeks to engage with issues faced in contemporary Europe and address their implications at home and abroad. The issues confronting the EU are shared with other nations, as EU leaders respond to, and seek to shape, a globalising world in which relationships with other countries matter. Australia has a stake in these matters, not only in the current negotiations for a Trade Agreement with the EU but also in working with a potentially separate UK. What might all of this mean for our region?
Day 1: The EU and the global order in 2019
Day 2: Directions for a future EU and its relationship with Australia
- A crash course in European Union institutions and background: What is the EU and how does it operate?
- What is happening in the EU with regards to Brexit, the unrest in France and ongoing socioeconomic problems of member states?
- What is the EU’s role in a changing global environment?
- How will Australia manage its relationships with the EU and with the UK?
The 2019 EU Short Course offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula. The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, in an interdisciplinary learning environment. Two days of interaction at the University of Sydney will be accompanied by optional online materials and support.
Detailed program available early 2019.
Registration covers catering and other costs, and includes a copy of the new book edited by Bruno Mascitelli and Bruce Wilson (2018) ‘So Distant, So Close’: Australia and the European Union in the 21st Century’.
For more information please contact Ms. Danica Jenkins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completing The European Union in the Era of Brexit and the Gilets Jaunes: Where Does Australia Stand? 2019 Intensive Short Course for Secondary Teachers will contribute 12hrs of NESA registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Participation in both days of this course is required for NESA PD hours to be recorded.
- University of Sydney
- Swinburne University of Technology
- European Union Centre at RMIT
- Supported by the European Commission
- Contemporary European Studies Association Australia
This project is co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme Jean Monnet Activities.
Project number 600134-EPP-1-2018-1-AU-EPPJMO project.