Partner Associations and Institutions

The European Union Studies Association - Japan
The European Union Studies Association - Korea
National Centre for Research on Europe
European Union Centres Network
Contemporary Europe Research Centre
Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn
Centre for European Studies, FuDan

The European Union Studies Association - Japan

The purpose of this Association is to promote research on the EC/EU and to promote mutual co-operation amongst EC/EU researchers. The Association also strives for communication and co-operation with study associations both in Japan and abroad.

In order to achieve the stated aim of the previous Article, the association’s role is to do as follows:

  • Instigate study societies and hold lecture meetings
  • Encourage communication and co-operation amongst researchers
  • Issue an institutional magazine and other publications
  • Foster communication and co-operation with study associations both in Japan and abroad
  • Besides the above-mentioned points, the association may engage in other activities deemed appropriate by the board of directors

EUSA Japan


The European Union Studies Association - Korea (EUSA-Korea)

EUSA-KOREA was established in February 1994 as an association of Korean academics, policy makers and businessmen interested in European integration affairs. It elected its first president, Professor Cae One KIM of Seoul National University, and he still serves president of the Association. Currently, EUSA-KOREA numbers more than 200 members and has become a very active academic association.

EUSA-KOREA is the Korean representative in the worldwide network of national EC(EU) Studies Associations called ECSA-World. President of EUSA-Korea has been sitting in the Scientific Committee of ECSA-World since 1996. EUSA-KOREA also holds the presidency of EUSA Asia-Pacific, which was created in 1999 for coordinating activities of national ECSAs(EUSAs) in the region.

Since 2002 EUSA-Korea receives financial subsidy of yearly Euro 4,000 from the European Commission for its Annual Assembly Meeting, Newsletter and Homepage activities.

EUSA Korea


National Centre for Research on Europe

In 2000, the forerunner to the NCRE - the Centre for Research on Europe - was founded at Canterbury. In 2002 a grant from the European Commission was awarded and at this time the Centre became the National Centre for Research on Europe. The NCRE remains the only EU-dedicated tertiary level centre in New Zealand. Since then, the NCRE has developed significantly in both academic and outreach activities, involving a variety of roles and mechanisms. It has also established an effective form of collaboration with 4 other NZ universities (Auckland, Victoria, Otago and Lincoln) and one Australian university (Melbourne) during this time.

These activities include:

  1. Academic activities
    The NCRE is a multi-disciplinary centre that brings together graduates, post-doctoral fellows and academics from a wide range of disciplines to research and study the European Union and Europe-related issues and topics. The focus is inclusive and policy-driven, melding academic work with practical requirements.
  2. Outreach activities
    The NCRE also performs a wider societal role and serves as a key element in the EU's outreach within New Zealand and the Pacific. Raising a critical awareness of the EU, informing government, the media and public opinion all play an equally important part in the NCRE's core function.

Above all, the NCRE has begun the essential process of encouraging and promoting a new generation of New Zealand graduates who have a high level of expertise and interest in the EU.

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The European Union Centres Network

The New Zealand European Union Centres Network is a network of seven New Zealand universities that aims to combine the three elements of research, teaching and outreach under a unique thematic umbrella focused on the impact, role and understanding of the European Union within New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.

The Network is multidisciplinary in orientation and open to all New Zealand universities with an interest in European Union Studies. The 1999 EU-NZ Joint Declaration - involving economics, politics, security, innovation, development, democratic values and people and cultures - defines the scope of the Network's activities.



Contemporary Europe Research Centre

The Contemporary Europe Research Centre is an interdisciplinary research Centre located in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. The Centre is also an EU awarded Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence.

CERC crosses both national and disciplinary boundaries. As well as bringing together expertise from across the University of Melbourne, CERC collaborates closely with other Universities, Research Institutes and Centres, both in Australia and throughout the world. It's brief is not confined to the European Union but runs as far afield as Russia and the ex Soviet States of Eurasia.

As its name suggests the Centre is concerned mainly with questions and issues related to modern Europe. However the Centre should also be seen as welcoming and offering support for a wide cross section of any contemporary research relating to Europe.

CERC brings together people interested in aspects of European Studies from all over the university, and also other universities in Australia. It's primary mission is to facilitate and support research, discussion and associations between academics and postgraduates in the fields covered by the centre.


Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

The Centre for European Studies (CES) was established by the Council of Chulalongkorn University in October 1997, as an upgrade of the Chulalongkorn University European Studies Programme (CUESP), an ESP project funded by the European Commission since 1993. The Centre carries on the activities of the CUESP, with the aim of providing an academic excellence in European Studies in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

The main objective of Centre for European Studies is to create a better understanding among Thai academics, students, political and business makers, government officials and the Thai civil society about the European Union's affairs, in particular the European integration process, and theinteraction between ASEAN/Thailand and Europe . It is also to disseminate knowledge and up-to-date information on European affairs within Thailand and the ASEAN region by the means of international workshops, conferences, training programmes, teaching and publications.




Centre for European Studies in FuDan University

The Centre for European Studies was first founded in 1993, on the basis of the EC Research Office of the Institute of World Economy. In 1996, under the instruction of the Education Ministry to implement the EU-China Higher Education Cooperation Programme,the Centre was reorganized into a university teaching and research entity, by pooling together the university’s resources involved in European studies. The Centre resides with the School of Economics, and is placed under the direct guidance of the vice president in charge of the humanity studies, and co-administrated by the Office of Humanity Studies and the Foreign Affairs Office. The mission of the Centre is to carry out teaching and research programmes on the economic, political, law, social and cultural aspects, and the internal and external relations, of the European Union and European integration, with the aim to build itself into a national base for research, teaching, information and academic exchange on European studies.

The University has had a long tradition for European studies. In 1964, an institute was created to carry out the studies on the developed economies, focused on the western European countries. In the late 1970s, it was renamed “the Institute of World Economy”, and an EC Research Office was set up alongside with other research offices on German, French, and UK economies. Since then, the Office has undertaken a number of research projects, published a series of specialized studies, carried out postgraduate teaching programmes, and edited the journal European Integration Studies. It contributes to the development of the European studies in China also by taking an active part in the national academic organizational activities, and the Chinese Society for EC Studies (CSEUS) has been resides with it since the latter’s founding in 1984.

The Office began its direct contacts with the EC institutions in late 1970’s. In 1980, the Commission established at Fudan its first European Documentation Centre (EDC) in China. Mr. Emile Nöel, the late Secretary General of the Commission, visited Fudan 3 times and became its Advisory Professor in 1988. The setting-up of the Centre gave further thrusts to the development of its external academic relations. It has established stable exchange relations with a number of foreign institutions and individuals. In 2001, Prof. Dai Bingran of the Centre was among the first 3 Chinese professors to be awarded the Jean Monnet Chair by the Commission.

The Centre carries out researches, sponsors and organizes forums and conferences, and provides consultations in the related spheres. In teaching, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in disciplines and specialities like world economy, international finance, international trade, international politics and relations, international law, sociology, history, philosophy, and language and literature studies.

The Centre’s Excutive Director is Prof. DING Chun, and Deputy Directors Prof. Chen Zhimin and Prof. Hu Ronghua and Prof. LU Zhian. The Centre has under it 6 research offices, respectively dealing with the general, economic, political, law, and social and cultural studies, incorporating some 30 research fellows in the University. Its functional setups include an Office, a reference library (EDC), the Editing Board of the European Integration Studies, and the Secretariat of the CSEUS. The Centre has invited a group of high-profiled personalities to form an Academic Steering Committee, with Mr. Mei Zhaorong, former Chinese Ambassador to Germany as Chairman and Chair of the “Ambassadors’ Forum”, and Prof.s. Dai Bingran, Wu Yikang, and Yan Shuang as Vice Chairmen.



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