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Australia - Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration Shelagh Whittleston Manager, Education Australian Embassy, Brussels 29 November 2013.

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1 Australia - Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration Shelagh Whittleston Manager, Education Australian Embassy, Brussels 29 November 2013

2 Policy Frameworks Australia-EU Framework Agreement (Treaty level) is currently being negotiated. Research, innovation and education are features Education and Training Policy Dialogue AQF-EQF alignment Joint Science and Technology Co-operation Committee, JSTCC th Anniversary FP7, CAESIE and targeting a new roadmap

3 New Opportunities 2014 New Parliament, new strategies and more money Horizon 2020 Erasmus Plus Website:

4 Education Collaboration ICI-ECP : Encounter Program Joint Degrees Students, Researchers, Staff Mobility 10 th Call - Guidelines out very soon

5 CAESIE CAESIE has three broad core priority areas:three broad core priority areas Clean energy Healthy ageing through enabling technologies Sustainable cities Website:

6 CAESIE SMEs from Europe seeking to partner with Researchers from Australia SMEs from Australia looking to partner with Researchers in Europe Researchers in Europe seeking to partner with SMEs in Australia Researchers in Australia seeking to partner with SMEs in Europe

7 7 The Australia Awards Announced in 2009 Brings together a number of Australian Government scholarships programs –AusAID –Department of Innovation –Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

8 8 Support Australia’s international education and science engagement Annual budget of around AUD 40m (£26m) Two-way AA Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships

9 9 Range of scholarship opportunities available –Executive Fellowships (1-4 months) –Research Fellowships (4-6 months) –VET Scholarships (1-2 years) –Postgraduate Scholarships (1-4 years) Opportunities Available

10 Australia Awards - Endeavour

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12 Contact Phone Australian Embassy and Mission to the EU Avenue des Arts, 56 Brussels 1000, Belgium Websites:


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