Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders

Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders


Project news

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.

Training workshops took place during May in Hobart, Perth and Adelaide, with the support of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the West Australian Business Association and the Institute for International Affairs at the University of Adelaide.

Details for further workshops in July/August 2018 will be published in due course. Follow us on our website, Facebook page and Eventbrite to keep up to date with upcoming training dates.


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.

View the survey

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