The EU-Australia Leadership Forum has concluded
The EU-Australia Leadership Forum was launched in September 2016 and concluded in early 2020. The Forum was a unique project in the EU's suite of public diplomacy actions and demonstrated a shared commitment to the already strong bilateral relationship. The Forum's overall objective was to broaden and deepen the existing ties and in so doing, help shape the vision for the partnership, based on the future EU-Australia Framework Agreement and forthcoming EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
The core of the project was the EU-Australia Senior Leaders Forum, a high level event that was held annually, alternately in Australia and in Europe. This forum brought together key European and Australian leaders from Government and Opposition, business, media, education and civil society. It provided input and ideas to diversify and intensify the relationship in key areas.