Jean Monnet Project - Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders

Jean Monnet Project - Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders

As the trade negotiations between Australia and the European Union get underway, this EU funded Jean Monnet Project helps Australian policy makers, industry and civil society understand EU trade policy.

The project consists of training workshops to be run in Canberra and in Australian states and territories; a resource pack; and a regular e-newsletter. The training is designed to support stakeholders who may have little or no familiarity with the EU, giving them access to expertise and accessible materials on EU trade.  

The project aims to enhance knowledge of:
•    the EU’s origins and external character;
•    how EU institutions work, particularly in relation to trade;
•    how Australia-EU relations have changed in recent years;  
•    the breadth of EU policy now relevant to Australia; and
•    the EU’s core values, priorities and challenges.  

The project seeks to ensure that Australian debate about the forthcoming trade negotiations is based on a sound understanding of the EU and its core values.

For additional details or to get involved contact the project director, Dr Annmarie Elijah:  
To sign up for the Understanding EU Trade e-newsletters and receive notification of training dates, email:

The first stakeholder training workshop will take place in Canberra on 14 December. For more information, download the workshop flyer (PDF 216.2KB) or visit the event page. You can register to attend the training via Eventbrite.


Have your say about the Australia–EU Free Trade Agreement

It is clear that an Australia–EU FTA presents both opportunities and challenges for Australian business and industry. The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) and the Australian Industry Group (AIG) invite you to complete our survey that aims to shed light on some of these challenges and draw attention to specific issues that industry representatives wish to raise. We welcome further engagement with industry and distribution of the survey to interested parties.

View the survey

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