About the project

The EU-Australia Leadership Forum (EUALF) is a unique project in the EU's suite of public diplomacy actions and demonstrates a shared commitment to the already strong bilateral relationship. The Forum's overall objective is 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 is the EU-Australia Senior Leaders Forum, a high level event to be held annually, alternately in Australia and in Europe. Evey year, this forum will bring together key European and Australian leaders from Government and Opposition, business, media, education and civil society. It will provide input and ideas to diversify and intensify the relationship in key areas.

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Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee

  • Mr Luis Alvarado Martinez
    European Youth Forum
  • Ms Jillian Broadbent AO
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Mr Tim Costello AO FAIIA
    Chief Advocate
    World Vision Australia
  • The Hon Nick Greiner AC
    European Australian Business Council
  • Ms Louise Hand PSM
    First Assistant Secretary
    Europe Division Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Mr Peter Jennings PSM
    Executive Director
    Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Mr Pascal Kerneis
    Managing Director
    European Services Forum
  • Mr Pascal Lamy
    President Emeritus
    Jacques Delors Institute
  • Mr Christian Leffler
    Deputy Secretary General
    Economic and Global Issues European External Action Service
  • Dr Enrico Letta
    Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs
    PSIA of Sciences Po
  • Mr Ross McInnes
    French Special Representative for economic relations with Australia
    Chairman of the Board of Safran
  • Dr Robin Niblett CMG
    Chatham House
  • His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch
    Chair of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee
    EU Ambassador to Australia
  • Ms Laura Tingle
    Political Editor
    Australian Financial Review
  • Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs FAIIA
    President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
    Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
  • Mr Herman Van Rompuy
    European Policy Centre
  • Mr Peter Varghese AO
    University of Queensland
  • Ms Jennifer Westacott
    Chief Executive
    Business Council of Australia