European Studies – Looking to the Future
Research and teaching on Europe and on the European Union (EU) have grown exponentially in recent years, both within Europe and throughout the world. There has been increased breadth and depth of conceptual development and theorising. This article considers some challenges related to teaching and researching about the EU. It attempts to elaborate some agendas for scholars, in examining possible future directions for the study of Europe, both internationally and within Australia. The article examines the development of study of the EU and discusses the development of European Studies in Australia. It argues that the study of the EU and of Europe is increasingly dynamic, drawing on a variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines, within Australia and throughout the world.