EU-Australia Leadership Forum

The Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence’s Executive Director, Professor Anthony Elliott, and Research Director of the Centre’s research platform on ‘Industry 4.0, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’, Dr Eric L. Hsu, joined the delegation of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum (EUALF) in Brussels, Belgium in November 2018.

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 existing EU-Australia 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.

Professor Elliott represented the Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre Excellence at the EU-Australia Senior Leaders Forum by co-chairing the "Movement of People" workshop with Quentin Peel, an Associate Fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House. This workshop brought together key European and Australian leaders from Government and Opposition, business, media, education and civil society. 

Dr Eric L. Hsu was invited to attend the EU-Australia Emerging Leaders Forum, the stated goal of which was to bring together young European and Australian leaders ‘to provide input and ideas designed to diversify and intensify the EU-Australia relationship in key areas’. Dr Hsu contributed, among other things, his growing expertise in the study of robotic and automated technologies. 

The Brussels event also coincided with the release of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum's second significant policy publication titled: 'The EU and Australia: Towards a new era'

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