Cultural events

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January 2014

21/01/14 - 23/01/14 - Summer School for secondary school teachers, 21–23 January 2014, Melbourne, Australia

The 2014 European Studies Summer School for secondary school teachers will be held in Melbourne from 21–23 January 2014.

February 2014

17/02/14 - 17/02/14 - Regulation and Redress

The emerging EU model of influencing corporate behavious, enforcement, class actions, and ADR

17/02/14 - 17/02/14 - Coming to terms with the Communist Past: The Institute of National Remembrance in Poland

Monday 17 February 2014, 6.00 - 8.00 pm, Room 237, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Monash University

18/02/14 - 18/02/14 - A Short History of the Welfare State: The Case of Finland

Professor Pertti Haapala - University of Tampere, Finland, Tuesday 18 February 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm at ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C), Canberra

19/02/14 - 19/02/14 - What future for Ukraine?

Wednesday 19 February - 6.00-8.00pm, Lecture theatre H1.25, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Monash University Caulfield campus

March 2014

06/03/14 - 06/03/14 - The CAP Reform Explained. Drivers of a Shift in Policy Paradigm.

Tassos Haniotis - Director, Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluations; Communication, European Commission.  Thursday 6 March 2014 6.00pm – 7.00pm

11/03/14 - 11/03/14 - Law or Whatever it Takes? Germany and Europe in Crisis

This paper takes as a point of departure a short essay, ‘The Tyranny of Values’, by the controversial German legal philosopher, Carl Schmitt. The essay criticized the role of the all-powerful German constitutional court and pointed to the limits of law in times of crisis. It is of utmost relevance today owing to the growing importance of the court in the management of the Eurozone crisis.

12/03/14 - 12/03/14 - Presentation on Horizon 2020

Opportunities for Australian Researchers.  Wednesday 12 March at the European Union Centre at RMIT

13/03/14 - 13/03/14 - Stalin and “Abroad”. Soviet Attitudes to Foreigners and the West in the Pre-War Period

Harry Rigby Seminar Series: Stalin and “Abroad”. Soviet Attitudes to Foreigners and the West in the Pre-War Period. Sheila Fitzpatrick, University of Sydney and University of Chicago, Thursday 13 March 2014 5.00pm – 6.30pm at the ANU Centre for European Studies

28/03/14 - 28/03/14 - The European External Action Service: Pursuing the EU's International Priorities

Public seminar hosted by Monash European and EU Centre, 28 March 2014, 9.45 to 10.45am, presented by Dr Bruno Scholl, Counsellor, EU Delegation to Australia. Venue: Lecture Theatre HB40, building H, Basement level, Monash University Caulfield Campus

28/03/14 - 28/03/14 - Towards closer Australia-EU Relations?

A roundtable presented by the Monash European and EU Centre, Monash University and the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne, Friday 28 March 2014, 12.00 noon to 2.00pm

29/03/14 - 29/03/14 - Antonio Serrano "Harmonious"

World-renowned Spanish harmonica genius, Antonio Serrano. Saturday 29 March, one night only at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

April 2014

07/04/14 - 07/04/14 - Ukraine. Between the EU and Russia

Public seminar presented by the Monash European and EU Centre and the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies, Monash University
Ukraine. Between the EU and Russia.  Presenter: Professor Norman Davies. Monday 7 April 2014 6.00pm – 8.00pm

09/04/14 - 09/04/14 - Horizon 2020: funding opportunities for Australian researchers

Date: Wednesday 9th April 2014, Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Venue: Building 408, Room 2038 (case study room in CBS) Curtin University, Western Australia

09/04/14 - 09/04/14 - Presentation on Horizon 2020 in Adelaide

Opportunities for Collaboration for Australian Researchers.  Wednesday 9 April, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, The Science Exchange 55 Exchange Place Adelaide SA 5000

09/04/14 - 09/04/14 - An Asian or Multi-Polar Century: Implications for EU-Australian relations

Seminar: Wednesday 9 April 2014, Time: 17.00 - 18.30, Venue: Conference Room, Level 8, Exchange Plaza, 55 Sherwood Court, Perth CBD, presented by Delegation of the European Union, Curtin University, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, RMIT University

10/04/14 - 10/04/14 - Living Democracy: the cultural cost of war

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House presents a Canberra International Music Festival preview event, Thursday 10 April 6.00pm.

30/04/14 - 30/04/14 - Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Central European states' accession to the European Union

Wednesday 30 April, 2014, 6.00pm - 7:30pm, RMIT City campus, Kaleide Theatre, 360 Swanston St, Melbourne

29/04/14 - 21/05/14 - Spanish film Festival 2014

The festival is held in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Byron Bay between 29 April and 21 May.

May 2014

05/05/14 - 05/05/14 - Day of the Portuguese Language

5 May, 2014, from 12.30 to 1.30 pm at the Australian National University

06/05/14 - 06/05/14 - European Australian Business Council Europe Day event 2014

6 May 2014, Sydney

09/05/14 - 09/05/14 - Europe Day: Opening Concert

Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, 9 May 7.00pm

10/05/14 - 10/05/14 - 20th Anniversary Gala

Saturday May 10 at 8.00pm at the Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla.  Presented by the embassies of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

11/05/14 - 11/05/14 - Magnificat

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents "Magnificat" on May 11 at 7.30pm at the Albert Hall.

12/05/14 - 12/05/14 - The Violin Sings

Embassies of Germany and Belgium present "For Alma Moodie: outback violinist and European star" on Monday May 12 at 7.00pm at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

13/05/14 - 13/04/14 - Embassy of France presents Debussy and Ravel

The war-time works of Debussy and Ravel.  May 13 at 6.00pm at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

13/05/14 - 13/05/14 - Triumph of the Heart: Music from the camps

The Embassies of the Czech Republic and The Kingdom of the Netherlands present this concert on 13 May at 8.15pm, at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

14/05/14 - 14/05/14 - Mozart Requiem

Concert presented by the embassies of Austria and the United States, 14 May 2014, 8.15pm at the Albert Hall, Canberra

15/05/14 - 15/05/14 - Sunset at the High Court

Concert presented by the Embassies of France and the Federal Republic of Germany, 15 May 4.30pm at the High Court, Canberra

16/05/14 - 16/05/14 - The Christmas Truce

Concert presented by the Delegation of the European Union, Embassies of France, Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium, and the British High Commission, 16 May 2014 6.00pm

16/05/14 - 16/05/14 - Heart Strings

Concert presented by the embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Sweden, 16 May 8.15pm at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

17/05/14 - 17/05/14 - IDAHOT Day in Canberra

On May 17, we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, also known as IDAHOT Day. Check this event page for IDAHOT Day activities in the ACT. Use it as a platform to promote LGBTIQ rights and share your IDAHOT Day event!

17/05/14 - 17/05/14 - A Brahmsian Delight

Concert presented by the embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Sweden, on 17 May at 1.30pm, at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

17/05/14 - 17/05/14 - Quartet for the End of Time

Concert presented by the embassies of the Kingdom of Sweden and Finland, 17 May at 4.00pm at the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston

17/05/14 - 17/05/14 - The Fire and the Rose

Concert presented by the Royal Danish Embassy and the Australian National University School of Music, on 17 May at 7.30pm, at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra

18/05/14 - 18/05/14 - Into the Rose Garden

Concerts presented by the embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany, 18 May at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

20/05/14 - 20/05/14 - Australia and Europe in Conversation. 1989 – 2014: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, EU enlargement and its effects on Europe, Australia and the World

Professor Ian Young, Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University and H.E. Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador for the European Union to Australia invite you to attend a unique event.  Date: 20 May, 2014 - 17:00 - 18:30. Venue: ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street (Bldg 67C), Canberra

23/05/14 - 23/05/14 - EU at the Crossroads: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

The Greek economic crisis, as part of the general economic crisis of the eurozone, is a subject which has attracted a lot of interest internationally.  Ambassador Dafaranos will update us on how Greece has gone from being a country in crisis to today standing at the beginning of her recovery, and also on the precise impact of the economic measures implemented.  Date: Friday 23 May 2014 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Venue: Lecture Theatre HB39, Building H, Basement, Monash University Caulfield campus

23/05/14 - 23/05/14 - SQuadrille dance festival

Join us in breaking a new Guinness World Record in SQuadrille dance!

June 2014

20/05/14 - 16/06/14 - Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions.  The award, under the patronage of Federal Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. The Green Talents 2014 will be selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field.

04/06/14 - 04/06/14 - Latvia’s Crisis Experience and Accession to the Eurozone

Wednesday 4 June 2014 9.30am – 10.30am at the ANU Centre for European Studies

16/06/14 - 16/06/14 - 2014 Schuman Lecture: Indo-Pacific Lessons from a European Experiment

Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Monday 16 June 2014 5.00pm – 6.00pm at the ANU Centre for European Studies.

16/06/14 - 16/06/14 - EU-Serbia Relations in a Historical Context. The Role of Normative Factors and Political Conditionality in Serbia’s European Integration Process

Nina Markovic - ANU Centre for European Studies, Monday 16 June 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm

July 2014

08/07/14 - 30/07/14 - Scandinavian Film Festival 2014

The Scandinavian Film Festival screening nationally, featuring 9 Swedish films, as well as films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway - 8 to 30 July

August 2014

10/08/14 - 10/08/14 - An Australian War Requiem

"An Australian War Requiem" will be premiered in the Sydney Town Hall at 3.00pm on Sunday, 10 August 2014 and is co-sponsored by the German Consulate General in Sydney.

12/08/14 - 12/08/14 - Book launch 12 August : China and the EU in context

This book launch, at NSW Parliament House, is co-presented with the European Australian Business Council, hosted by the Hon Don Harwin MLC, President of Legislative Council of New South Wales. Speakers: Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Politics Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney; Rebecca Fabrizi, Senior Strategic Research Fellow for the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australia National University Bates Gill, CEO of the US Studies Centre.

18/08/14 - 18/08/14 - Scotland at the Crossroads. The Rise of the Scottish National Party and the Independence Referendum

James Cameron - Australian National University

Monday 18 August 2014 5.00pm – 6.30pm

22/08/14 - 22/08/14 - The Museum of the 21st Century

State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St Melbourne, 22 August 2014 9.30 to 11.30am

26/08/14 - 26/08/14 - Australian and New Zealand Students in Europe

Australian and New Zealand Students in Europe.  Will Shannon - ANU Centre for European Studies.  Tuesday 26 August 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm

September 2014

03/09/14 - Being and Being Bought: the parallels between prostitution and surrogacy

Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Public lecture by Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Kajsa Ekis Ekman analyses the parallels between prostitution and surrogacy

08/09/14 - 08/09/14 - People and Climate Change: Science from Europe

The University of Melbourne’s recently established European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is holding a public forum on Monday 8 September to mark Climate Day, a joint day of climate action by the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and France.  Climate Day in Europe celebrates global efforts around the world in preparation for an ambitious, achievable and sustainable global deal on climate at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris in November 2015.   ‘People and Climate Change: Science from Europe’ – Public Forum 8 September 2014

09/09/14 - 09/09/14 - The role of Europe in Asia and the Scope for Cooperation

Dr May-Britt Stumbaum - Freie Universität Berlin, Tuesday 9 September 2014 11.00am – 12.30pm.  The discussant for this seminar will be Rebecca Fabrizi, Senior Strategic Research Fellow, China and the World Centre at the Australian National University.

12/09/14 - 12/09/14 - Freedom? Scotland, Nationalism and the Independence Referendum 2014

Monash Roundtables on Independence and Separatism presented by the Monash European and EU Centre: Freedom? Scotland, Nationalism and the Independence Referendum 2014, Time: 6.00-7.30 p.m., Friday 12 September 2014

15/09/14 - 15/09/14 - How to raise a bilingual child: benefits and challenges

The Embassy of France and Telopea Park School/ Lycée franco-australien de Canberra cordially invite you to attend the talk "How to raise a bilingual child ? Benefits and challenges.  Date: Monday 15 September - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

15/09/14 - 15/09/14 - The European Diaspora in Australia

Workshop: Monday 15 September, 2014, 8.45am - 1:30pm at Swinburne University of Technology, AGSE 207,  Corner Wakefield & William Street, Hawthorn

17/09/14 - 17/09/14 - Launch of "Daniel Mannix: His Legacy"

Wednesday 17 September 2014 5.30 - 7.30pm at the Catholic Theological College, 278 Victorian Parade, East Melbourne.  Launched by Mr Noel White, Irish Ambassador to Australia.

19/09/14 - Marcos Fernandez sponsored by the Spanish Embassy

A CONCERT OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA
Friday 19 September 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
Dr Brian Chatpo Koo
Founding Conductor, Artistic & Executive Director

25/09/14 - 25/09/14 - Working with Legal Pluralism in the Francophone & Anglophone Pacific Islands

25 September 2014 | Seminar Room 1.04 Coombs Extension, Australian National University

October 2014

09/10/14 - 09/10/14 - Understanding the Berlin Wall

The EU Centre at RMIT in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut, the German Consulate-General, the German National Tourist Office and ANU presents:  Understanding the Berlin Wall.  The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant events in recent German history: the Fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.   Thursday 9 October, 2014, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, RMIT City Campus

22/10/14 - 23/10/14 - Rodrigo - supported by the Embassy of Spain

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 October 2014, 7.30 pm Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University

23/10/14 - 26/10/14 - Melbourne Festival : When the mountain changed its clothing

Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica, Australian Premiere - 23 to 26 October 2014.  This is an epic-scale production featuring 40 young singers from world-renowned Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica, and offers is a remarkable meditation on the transition from youth to adulthood, an enigmatic vision of the end of innocence

25/10/14 - 07/11/14 - Music group from the Czech Republic

The Dulcimer Music Group 'Slovácko jun' will be in Australia in October for performances in Sydney, Canberra, Coffs Harbour and Brisbane.

29/10/14 - 29/10/14 - Invitation to a Big Bang event

30/10/14 - 30/10/14 - Goodbye Spain? Crowds, Ballot Boxes and the Prospects for Independence

Thursday 30 October 2014, 6.00 to 7.00 pm, Lecture Theatre H1.25, Building H, ground floor, Monash University, Caulfield Campus

November 2014

10/11/14 - 10/11/14 - 'Shirt-Fronting’ the Bear: Managing Australia-Russia Relations at the & Post G20 Summit

The EU Centre at RMIT in conjunction with the Strategic Flashlight forum on National Security and Strategy presents:  ‘Shirt-Fronting’ the Bear: Managing Australia-Russia Relations at the & Post G20 Summit.  Speaker: Dr Alexey D Muraviev, Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies, Curtin University.  Monday 10 November 2014 12:30pm -2:00pm RMIT City campus

17/11/14 - 30/11/14 - Windows on Europe Film Festival 2014

Dendy Opera Quays, Sydney, 17 to 23 November 2014.  Dendy Canberra 24 to 30 November 2014

17/11/14 - 30/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Fair Play

SYD: Mon 17 Nov 6:30pm | CBR: Sun 30 Nov 4:00pm

18/11/14 - 27/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Land of Storms

LAND OF STORMS (VIHARSAROK)

SYD: Tue 18 Nov 6:30pm | CBR: Thu 27 Nov 6:30pm

19/11/14 - 30/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Cathedrals of Culture

CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE (3D)

SYD: Wed 19 Nov 6:30pm | CBR: Sun 30 Nov 11am

20/11/14 - 29/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Violet

21/11/14 - 28/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: 10,000 KM

SYD: Fri 21 Nov 6pm | CBR: Fri 28 Nov 6pm

21/11/14 - 28/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Northwest

NORTHWEST (NORDVEST)

SYD: Fri 21 Nov 8pm | CBR: Fri 28 Nov 8:30pm

22/11/14 - 22/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: White God

VIOLET

SYD: Thu 20 Nov 6:30pm | CBR: Sat 29 Nov 8pm

22/11/14 - 29/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Stations of the Cross

STATIONS OF THE CROSS (KREUZWEG)

SYD: Sat 22 Nov 1pm | CBR: Sat 29 Nov 1pm

22/11/14 - 27/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: The Magical Voice of a Rebel

THE MAGICAL VOICE OF A REBEL (MAGICKÝ HLAS REBELKY)

SYD: Sat 22 Nov 11am | CBR: Sun 30 Nov 2pm

22/11/14 - 25/11/14 - Windows on Europe: Concrete Night

CONCRETE NIGHT (BETONIYO)

SYD: Sat 22 Nov 3:30pm | CBR: Tue 25 Nov 6:30pm

22/11/14 - 29/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: The Irish Pub

SYD: Sat 22 Nov 6pm | CBR: Sat 29 Nov 6pm

23/11/14 - 29/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Domestic

SYD: Sun 23 Nov 12pm | CBR: Sat 29 Nov 11am

23/11/14 - 29/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Energised

ENERGIZED (MACHT ENERGIE)

SYD: Sun 23 Nov 2pm | CBR: Sat 29 Nov 3:30pm

23/11/14 - 26/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: In the Courtyard

IN THE COURTYARD (DANS LA COUR)

SYD: Sun 23 Nov 4pm | CBR: Wed 26 Nov 6:30pm

23/11/14 - 30/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: Sanctuary

SANCTUARY (FARO)

SYD: Sun 23 Nov 6:30pm | CBR: Sun 30 Nov 6:30pm

24/11/14 - 24/11/14 - Windows on Europe 2014: The Great Museum

THE GREAT MUSEUM (DAS GROßE MUSEUM)

CBR (only): Mon 24 Nov 6:30pm

December 2014

January 2015