Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders

Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders
Understanding EU Trade symposium in Canberra, August 2018

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Understanding EU Trade Workshop, Thursday 30 August, Brisbane - This workshop was jointly presented by ANU Centre for European Studies' Associate Director Dr Annmarie Elijah, the University of Queensland's Centre for Policy Futures' Prof. Karen Hussey, and Bond University's Prof. William van Caenegem. It was the last of a series of Understanding EU Trade workshops delivered as part of the Jean Monnet Erasmus+ Understanding EU Trade project.

Understanding EU Trade: Issues and Challenges Symposium, Canberra - ANU Centre for European Studies presented this symposium about EU trade policy featuring presentations from international experts and academics, including Mr Cornelis Keijzer, recently appointed Head of the Economic and Trade Section of the EU Delegation to Australia; Dr Maria Garcia from the University of Bath; Dr Deborah Elms, Executive Director of the Asia Trade Centre; Dr Irena Obadovic from the University of Canterbury; Anne McNaughton from the ANU College of Law; and Dr Annmarie Elijah, A/Prof. Hazel Moir and PhD candidate Ivana Damjanovic from the ANU Centre for European Studies. Missed it? Listen to the audio recording on ANU Soundcloud and download the speaker presentation slides from the bottom of this page.

Understanding EU Trade Workshop, Melbourne - ANU Centre for European Studies Associate Director Dr Annmarie Elijah and PhD student Ivana Damjanovic presented an EU Trade Workshop in Melbourne on 10 August, co-hosted with the EU Centre at RMIT University.

ANU Centre for European Studies newsletter, July 2018 - Find out more about recent activities of the Centre for European Studies in our newsletter.

Understanding EU trade training workshops took place in December 2017 in Canberra, and throughout May 2018 in Hobart, Perth and Adelaide, with the support of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the West Australian Business Association and the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Annmarie Elijah was interviewed by Ryk Goddard on ABC Radio Hobart ahead of a series of EU Trade training workshops around Australia. As trade negotiations between Australia and the European Union are expected to get underway late this year, Annmarie Elijah and Ivana Damjanovic of the ANU Centre for European Studies are delivering EU Trade training workshops in capital cities for Australian stakeholders from different organisations and sectors who may have little or no famililarity with the EU. The training is being delivered as part of an EU funded Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project that aims to help Australian policymakers, industry and civil society understand European Union trade policy. Annmarie's interview is available on ABC's website for a limited time. The interview begins at 1 hour and 42 minutes into the recording.

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About the project

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 Australian states and territories; a resource pack; and a 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: annmarie.elijah@anu.edu.au  
To sign up for the ANU Centre for European Studies newsletter and receive notification of training dates, email: europe@anu.edu.au

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.

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