Australia and the European Union: a study of a changing trade and business relationship

This research project, supported under Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme identifies new opportunities for a closer, more constructive trade and business relationship with the European Union (EU) into the future. While the EU is the world’s largest trade entity, accounting for 20% of total world trade, and is a major trade and investment partner for Australia, the full potential of the bilateral trade and business relationship is not being realised.

The project links researchers from four Australian universities—The Australian National University (ANU), the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, and the University of South Australia—and five industry partners: the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; the Delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand; and the European Australian Business Council.


Chief Investigators

Professor Jacqueline Lo (Project Leader)
Executive Director, ANU Centre for European Studies, Australian National University

Professor Karen Hussey
Director, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Linda Botterill
Professor in Australian Public Policy / Head of School of Government & Policy, University of Canberra

Professor Ann Capling
Honorary, Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Professor Christopher Findlay
Executive Dean, Faculty of The Professions, The University of Adelaide

Associate Professor Donald Kenyon
Visiting Fellow, School of Politics & International Relations, Australian National University

Ms Anne McNaughton
Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

Dr Hussain Rammal
Senior Lecturer, Management Discipline Group, University of Technology Sydney

Professor John Ravenhill
Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo

Associate Professor Pierre van der Eng
Associate Professor and Reader, ANU College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Further information about the Conference, including presentations, can be found below:

Bringing Australia and the EU Closer: Is an FTA the solution?

Sustainable Agricultural and Food Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions

Trade & investment issues for the 21st century: building an agenda for Australia/EU cooperation

The European Union: Australia’s New Business Horizon

Further information:

Professor Jacqueline Lo
Executive Director, ANU Centre for European Studies
CASS Associate Dean (International)
1 Liversidge Street, Building 67C
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
T +61 2 6125 6778