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ASEF: a bridge between two continents

Published on 31 Jan 2013

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): a bridge between 2 continents, Asia and Europe, where culture is the language that builds multilateral exchanges

Valentina RiccardiMs Valentina RICCARDI, ASEF Cultural Exchange Programme Manager, was recently interviewed by one of Italy’s prestigious art magazines, Giornale delle Fondazioni @Il Giornale dell’Arte.

Talking to the media, Ms RICCARDI shared the inception of ASEF through the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) political dialogue process. She also mentioned ASEF’s key areas of work highlighting some of its significant arts and culture initiatives, which receive specific support from Italy. Towards the end of the interview, she touched upon ways to better involve Italian organisations that are interested in multilateral arts projects. Ms RICCARDI underlined that such involvement can be facilitated through, which is one of ASEF’s key communication tools in the fields of arts and culture.

Read the full interview at