Political & Economic Department


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Political & Economic Department


ASEF’s Political and Economic department aims to provide and communicate quality, actionable inputs for the policy dialogue between Asia and Europe.

Our Goals

Our Work

The current focus areas of the Political and Economic Department include:



The Political and Economic Department also coordinates the publication programme “ASEF Outlook Report” developed by ASEF. Published biennially in conjunction with each ASEM Summit, the two-volume publication seeks to provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses on a selected topic with particular focus on Asia-Europe relations and its implications on the ASEM process.

Launched in 2016, the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 – CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives identifies main components of and assesses the level of connectivity between Asia and Europe.

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