Europe Day Celebrations

9 May 2016

Location

Jeffrey Smart Forum
Level 1, Jeffery Smart Building
University of South Australia

About

Date

Monday 9 May 2016

Time

12.00pm - 1.30pm

Venue

Jeffrey Smart Forum
Level 1, Jeffrey Smart Building
City West Campus

Europe Day is an annual celebration symbolising the peace and unity of Europe and the Hawke EU Centre is proud to host an informal lunch and networking reception to commemorate and promote these values.

Mr Jean-Christophe, Director of Alliance Française D’Adelaide, will give a short talk about the Creative France Initiative, which was recently launched in Adelaide on 17 March 2016 by the Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Mr Christophe Lecourtier. This initiative includes a new French-SA web portal, Bonjour Adelaide, a variety of exhibitions and cultural engagements, and notably, the establishment of South Australia’s first bilingual French primary school.

A second speaker, Mr Adrian Vatovec, Honorary Consul to Slovenia in Adelaide, will present a short talk on Slovenia in the EU and Adelaide. He will speak to some of the characteristics of Slovenia in terms of culture, business, academia, and its membership in the European Union as well as the migration of Slovenians to South Australia and their activity in Adelaide.

We will also be announcing the winners of some of our recent postgraduate and undergraduate overseas fellowships, as well as celebrating our past students’ successes in travelling to the EU to conduct research work.

The event will be chaired by Professor Anthony Elliott and Professor Susan Luckman.

Speakers

Christophe TretinellaMr Jean Christophe Trentinella has a double degree in education and cultural management and has worked for the last 16 years in those two fields in France, the United States and Australia. He believes with Montaigne that “teaching is not filling up a vase, it is lighting a fire”. He is Director of Alliance Française D’Adelaide, and is also member of the Steering Committee of the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations. 

 

Adrian VatovecAdrian Vatovec is the inaugural Honorary Consul of Slovenia for South Australia. Adrian’s business experience includes working for the Japanese multinational company Mitsubishi Motors Australia, in marketing related departments. He was also chairman of the Australian Automotive Research Syndicate. Adrian has undertaken research projects for the global market research company Frost & Sullivan, covering the countries of the Asia Pacific Basin.

 

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