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Talking European Union is a podcast review of EU and EU-Australia relations in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The series features expert analysis from RMIT academics, visiting scholars, business and community representatives. The series is produced by experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker.

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Talking European Union is a podcast review of EU and EU-Australia relations in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The series features expert analysis from RMIT academics, visiting scholars, business and community representatives. The series is produced by experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker.

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Talking European Union

Latest release on Jan 02, 2018

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Rank #1: Dr Michael Pulch, EU Ambassador to Australia - Talking European Union 2018, Ep 1

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In this episode, journalist Garry Barker chats with Michael Pulch, the new EU Ambassador heading the EU Delegation to Australia. The conversation considers EU international relations with Australia, US, China, and Russia as well as attitudes to the EU in the UK Brexit vote of 2016. This discussion also highlights EU support for innovation, research, and education.

Jan 02 2018

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Rank #2: Ramona Martinovici, coordinator with the CAESAR Foundation in Australia and New Zealand

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In this episode, journalist Garry Barker chats with Ramona Martinovici, Australia and New Zealand coordinator with the Centre for Accessing the Expertise of Students and Alumni from Romania (CAESAR Foundation) and advisor at Romania Investment Solutions Experts (RISE Consortium). The conversation focuses on the opportunities for business and research collaboration between Australia and Romania. This includes consideration of the business environment in Romania and incentives to encourage business and research development. The discussion also considers EU business and research grants as well as opportunities arising from the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) laser research centre under construction in Romania.

Dec 21 2017

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Rank #3: Dr Kaja Antlej, President of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association - Talking European Union, Ep5

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In this episode, journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Dr Kaja Antlej, President of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association and lecturer in Industrial Design at Deakin University, Geelong. The conversation focuses on Kaja’s presentation at the RMIT Futures Conference 2017: Research Requires Collaboration on the challenges of improving industry and university collaboration and practical support in Europe and Australia. The conversation considers Kaja’s interdisciplinary research and teaching interests on the use of virtual reality in cultural heritage to support policy development and technical advances, and the use of human-centred design thinking and digital technologies in product development.

Nov 14 2017

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Rank #4: Dr Imran Ahmed, Director of Future Earth Australia - Talking European Union 2017, Ep4

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In this episode, journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Dr Imran Ahmed, Director of Future Earth Australia at the Australia Academy of Science (Canberra) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Australian National University. The conversation focuses on the use of global networks as a mechanism for improving industry and university collaboration around sustainability and the business opportunities in Australia and Europe that come with tackling climate change. The conversation also considers the role of subnational entities (state governments in Australia and the US) in taking proactive action on climate change.

Nov 08 2017

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Rank #5: Caroline Lambert – Talking European Union 2017, Ep 3

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In this episode, journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Caroline Lambert, the first Counsellor for Climate and the Environment at the European Union Delegation to Australia. The conversation focuses on the central role of climate change and the environment in the latest EU World Cities project as European cities are paired with Australian cities to exchange information, experience and cooperation relating to sustainable urban development. The conversation considers some of the issues and consequences of climate change and outlines the role of the EU in climate and environmental diplomacy.

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #6: Pablo Gandara, Manager of the EU World Cities Project – Talking European Union 2017, Ep 2

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In this episode, journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Pablo Gandara, Manager of the EU World Cities project. The conversation focuses on the latest EU World Cities project pairing four European cities with four Australian cities to exchange information, experience and cooperation relating to sustainable urban development. The paired cities are Melbourne-Hamburg, Canberra-Prague, Adelaide-Manchester and Hobart-Katowice. This EU funded initiative will run until May 2018 with support from the EU Centre at RMIT, Danish sustainable engineering firm Ramboll, the European Commission “REGIO” Directorate General, and the EU Delegation to Australia in Canberra.

Sep 01 2017

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Rank #7: Dr Ronald Hall, Principal Advisor, EU (European Commission) DG for Regional and Urban Policy – Talking European Union 2017, Ep 1

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In this episode, journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Dr Ronald Hall, Principal Advisor at EU (European Commission) DG for Regional and Urban Policy, about EU urban policy and the EU World Cities project. The conversation focuses on the latest EU World Cities project pairing four European cities with four Australian cities to exchange information, experience and ideas on sustainable urban development. The paired cities are Melbourne with Hamburg, Canberra with Prague, Adelaide with Manchester and Hobart with Katowice. This EU funded initiative allows representatives from each city to visit and cooperate, and decide the themes of focus. The project will run until May 2018 with support from the EU Centre at RMIT, Danish sustainable engineering firm Ramboll, the European Commission “REGIO” Directorate General, and the EU Delegation to Australia in Canberra.

Aug 25 2017

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Rank #8: Prof Martin Holland, Director National Centre for Research on Europe at University of Canterbury (NZ) and Director of New Zealand European Union Centres Network – Talking European Union 2015, Ep4

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In Episode Four, experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Professor Martin Holland, Director National Centre for Research on Europe at University of Canterbury (NZ) and Director of New Zealand European Union Centres Network (EUCNetwork).

This begins with discussion on external perceptions of the EU motivated by financial and human issues such as the Greek debt crisis and refugee crisis. This also includes discussion around challenges facing the EU integration process, the referendum on UK membership of the EU, British-EU-China relations, and implications for the future of the EU.

Oct 07 2015

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Rank #9: Prof Bruce Wilson, Dir of European Union Centre at RMIT – Talking European Union 2015, Ep3

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In Episode Three experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Prof Bruce Wilson, Director of European Union (EU) Centre at RMIT University. The conversation focuses on the forthcoming Greek legislative election set for 20 September 2015 and challenges for Greece and the European project emerging from the dynamic Greek political landscape. Topics covered include the internal tensions within the Syriza, the significant political role of Alexis Tsipras, the possibilities for reform in Greece, debt relief and restructure, austerity, and the importance of economic growth along with education research and training.

Sep 09 2015

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Rank #10: Prof Alan Tuckett OBE - Talking European Union 2015, Ep2

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In Episode Two experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Prof Alan Tuckett OBE, University of Wolverhampton, President of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), and Visiting Fellow to the EU Centre RMIT 2015. Discussion focuses on Alan’s experiences of leadership roles in lifelong learning and adult education in the UK and internationally as well as opportunities and challenges around lifelong learning in the EU, Australia and South East Asia.

Jul 29 2015

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