The EU-Australia Leadership Forum project was launched in September 2016 and concluded in early 2020. The Forum provided a platform for leaders, both established and emerging, from business, media, non-governmental organisations, civil society, think tanks, politics and academia to collaborate on new ideas to promote and deepen the relationship between the European Union and Australia.

The cornerstone events of the project were an annual Senior Leaders’ Forum, and an Emerging Leaders’ Forum, held back-to-back, alternately in Australia and in Europe. The first of these events took place in Sydney in June 2017 and the second took place in Brussels from 18-22 November, 2018.

These annual fora were supported by a program of Sectoral Policy Workshops covering topics of common interest to Australia and Europe.