International Symposium - The Future of Australia-EU Relations: Synergies and Shared Interests

When it comes to trade, security, climate change, research and education or regional and multilateral diplomacy, the EU and Australia now share probably more interests than ever before. In an international context marked by increasing volatility and uncertainty, their partnership is simultaneously more tested and more necessary to upholding a rules-based international order. What can this partnership achieve in an era of great power rivalry and populist pressures? Can the Australia-EU partnership make a positive difference at a global and regional level?

Organised by the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations and with the support of the Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg and the Australian Mission to the European Union and NATO, this Symposium will address these questions and more. It will be the opportunity for you to engage with a lively and timely debate, and to hear high-level diplomatic and expert participants in dialogue on the core challenges and opportunities in the relationship.

The Symposium will be held on 11 June 2019 from 8.45am to 5.45pm. The main event will be followed by a Reception from 5.15pm to 6.30pm.

The Symposium will be held at Auditorium, Avenue des Arts / Kunstlaan 56, Brussels 1000, Brussels.

Places are limited, so if you would like to attend this Symposium, please register by 30 May 2019

Download the symposium program