In our news brief this week: Google faces record EU fine for breaking competition rules even as it is handed guidelines to change privacy practices, while a European Commission report has provided some encouraging finds about the Erasmus student exchange programme. For more on these stories, please click on the featured image.
The EU Centre is organising a book launch for "Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe" on the 23 October 2014, 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Seminar Room 901, NTU@one-North. The book's co-editor Dr Chou Meng-Hsuan (Public Policy and Global Affairs, NTU) will present the volume’s core argument as well as summarise the different chapters ranging from the ‘idea’ of the European Research Area to the establishment of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. For more on this event, please click on the featured image.
Are you a European researcher in ASEAN, or a researcher from an ASEAN country with previous research experience in Europe? Join EURAXESS ASEAN at a one day dialogue with European policy-makers and help shape the European Research Area! For more details, please click on the featured image.
The 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit will take place in Milan on 16-17 October 2014. Milan in October will be a hosting a number of events related to ASEM. From the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) to Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF) to Model ASEM organised by the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) and another think-tanks dialogue to be hosted by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). For more information, please click on the featured image.
The EU Centre will host a seminar by Professor Merje Kuus (University of British Columbia) on the 13 October 2014 at NTU@one-North. Prof Kuus will examine the production of expertise in Brussels, and she will share some of her empirical findings gathered through extensive interviews to illustrate the irreducibly ambiguous, unstandardized, and open-ended character of EU policy-making in general and its external relations in particular. For more information on the seminar, please click on the featured image.