The EU-Australia Leadership Forum project ran regular Sectoral Policy Workshops ahead of regular officials-level EU-Australia Sectoral Dialogues, which covered topics such as security, counter terrorism, trade, education, macro-economic issues and development. These workshops provided critical, analytical and innovative thinking to inform the officials-level dialogues and assist the strategic discussions of the Senior and Emerging Leaders’ fora.
The first Sectoral Policy Workshop (entitled Digital Development) was held in Canberra on 28 March, 2017 in the margins of the EU-Australia High Level Development Dialogue. The second Workshop, on the topic of the international rules-based order, took place in Brussels on 27 April 2018. The third Workshop, on the topic of circular economy and plastics, took place in Sydney on 26 September, 2018.