The European Union after Brexit: Implications for Europe, Britain, Australia & New Zealand
2017 Summer school for secondary school teachers
The world was stunned in June 2016 when citizens in the United Kingdom voted for Britain to leave the European Union. On top of challenges posed by massive migration, terrorism and continuing economic difficulties, this was a severe blow to the European Union’s plans to achieve major gains for the people and nations of Europe by 2020.
This outcome poses significant questions about the future of the European Union, but also the United Kingdom. Perhaps ironically, while the decision puts reform at the top of the EU agenda, it puts at risk the very existence of the United Kingdom. It also has major implications for other nations, as the EU leaders continue to seek a major role in external affairs, and to develop stronger relationships with countries in other parts of the world, not least Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, some British leaders have aspirations to recreate a dominant role for the ‘Anglosphere’. What might all of this mean for our region?
A three-day intensive program for Teachers of
• Global/international politics
• Social and cultural studies
• European languages
The 2017 European Studies Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage with diverse expert speakers on topics that complement secondary school curricula.
Day 1 The EU context in 2017
Day 2 Brexit and reform in Europe
Day 3 Opportunities for the EU, Australia and New Zealand
Participation is free for all teachers from Australian and New Zealand secondary schools.
• A crash course in European institutions: the who, what and where of how theEU operates
• What does the EU stand for in the new world? What will the UK do?
• Does the EU still matter, can it overcome the departure of the UK?
• 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.
Excursions to cultural institutions are included.
Detailed program available late 2016.
• European Union Centre at RMIT
• European Union Centres Network, New Zealand
• Centre of European Studies, Australian National University
• EU Centre for Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne
• EU Centre for Global Affairs, University of Adelaide
• Immigration Museum, Melbourne
With support from the European Commission.
Limited travel/ accommodation bursaries are available for interstate or country travel. For information contact EU Centre at RMIT:
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