Erasmus - NCRE - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

ERASMUS – MUNDUS  EU-Oceania Social Science Inter-regional Consortium (EUOSSIC)

The EUOSSIC Consortium is pleased to announce that it has been selected in the 2010 funding round for funding by the Education and Culture Directorate General of the European Commission.

About the Project

This Erasmus Mundus exchange programme links leading universities in Europe with those in Australia and New Zealand to promote the study of EU external relationships by offering 99 exchanges for post-graduate students, post docs and academic staff. This is a four year project.

Thematic Priorities

  • Comparative regional integration (examining the European Single Market and Trans-Tasman Closer Economic Relations framework within the global movement of regional integration);
  • Shared values and norms and their diffusion into global agendas (trade liberalization, climate change, security, etc);
  • Perceptions and Identity of the EU in Oceania (reflecting a post Lisbon Treaty External Action context); and,
  • Replacing bilateral relations by region-to-region dialogues (future scenarios of a framework for EU-Oceania relations).  

About Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus (2009-2013) is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
More information – Erasmus Mundus Website []


The consortium for this project is made up of six European partners, 2 partners in New Zealand and three partners in Australia. All of the institutional partners have strong records of effective global exchanges and international research collaborations. The consortium draws together partners based on quality, research focus and geographical and political diversity.

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