The Future of Australia-EU Relations: Synergies and Shared Interests

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An international Symposium entitled ‘The Future of Australia-EU Relations: Synergies and Shared Interests’ will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019 in Brussels.

This Symposium, funded by an EU Jean Monnet grant, will explore relations between Australia and the EU.

 Geographical distance, divergent political trajectories and varying perceptions and interests have, in the past, prevented the Australia-EU partnership from reaching its full potential. When it comes to trade, security, climate change, research and education or regional and multilateral diplomacy, the EU and Australia now share probably more interests than ever before. In an international context marked by increasing volatility and uncertainty, their partnership is simultaneously more tested and more necessary to upholding a rules-based international order. What can this partnership achieve in an era of great power rivalry and populist pressures? Can the Australia-EU partnership make a positive difference at a global and regional level? 

Organised by the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations, and with the support of the Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg and Australian Mission to the European Union and NATO, this Symposium will address these questions and more. It will be the opportunity for you to engage with a lively and timely debate, and to hear high-level diplomatic and expert participants in dialogue on the core challenges and opportunities in the relationship.

The full program is available on the project website, please click here to download. Places are limited, so if you would like to attend this Symposium, please click here to register by 30 May 2019.

We do hope that you will be able to join us at this Symposium.

Kind regards,

Professor Philomena Murray, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne.

Dr Margherita Matera, School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Melbourne.

Professor Sven Biscop, Egmont.

The project is funded by the European Union under the Eramus+ Programme – Jean Monnet Activities (587060-EPP-1- 2017-EU-EPPJMO-PROJECT) and The University of Melbourne.