“The Leadership Forum comes at a crucial point in the EU-Australia relationship, with a Framework Agreement set to be signed at the earliest opportunity and the possibility of free trade negotiations starting next year,” Ambassador Fabrizi said. "The EU and Australia are close and likeminded partners, already benefitting from high levels of cooperation and committed to promoting prosperity and security together in a rules-based international system."
The EU Australia Leadership Forum was launched last month in Brussels in the presence of HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. On 19 October, 2016 the Australian launch at Parliament House in Canberra brought together Ministers, stakeholders, the EU Australia Forum Consortium, the diplomatic corps in Canberra and partners to mark the occasion.
Erasmus+ offers opportunities for higher education mobility and cooperation projects with European partners. A Call for Proposals has now been launched with deadlines in February 2017. Interested in taking part as an institution?
As China prepares for the launch of its national emission trading system, the European Commission's Directorates for Climate Action and for International Cooperation and Development and the Climate Change Department of the NDRC are hosting a conference on Thursday 20th October on “EU-China Cooperation on Emission Trading in China: Achievements and Lessons”.