As the trade negotiations between Australia and the European Union progress, this EU-funded Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project helped Australian policymakers, industry and civil society understand EU trade policy.

The project consisted of training workshops run in Australian states and territories; a resource pack; a newsletter and a publication. The training was designed to support stakeholders who may have ad little or no familiarity with the EU, giving them access to expertise and accessible materials on EU trade.

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

Download our Understanding EU Trade information flyer (PDF)

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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