On 27 April 2018 the EU-Australia Leadership Forum held a very successful Sectoral Policy Workshop on the topic of the rules-based international order.
The event, based in Brussels, brought together a total of 28 European and Australian participants, including high-level experts, to discuss perspectives on, and threats to, the rules-based international order.
The Sectoral Policy Workshop was chaired by Quentin Peel (Associate Fellow, Chatham House and former international affairs editor, Financial Times) and Dr Carl Ungerer (Former adviser to Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Bob Carr and former head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Program at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy).
Speakers included Gunnar Wiegand (Managing Director for Asia and Pacific, European External Action Service), Dr Hilde Hardeman (Director and Head of Service, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission) and Walter Stevens (Chair of the EU Political and Security Committee).
Key recommendations from the workshop will be presented to the official EU-Australia Strategic/Security Dialogue in May 2018.