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  • 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

    1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    The 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable (ERT8) will be organised in conjunction with the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit (ASEM11) in July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The theme for this edition of the Editors’ Roundtable will focus on connectivity between Asia and Europe as well as the media’s role in connecting communities and sharing information. In view of ASEM’s 20th Anniversary in 2016,...

  • 7th Model ASEM

    11 – 15 July 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    7th Model ASEM is a large-scale youth conference and a political simulation exercise of the actual ASEM Summit to generate interest and increase awareness of the ASEM process among university students. The past editions of Model ASEM have brought together hundreds of students, members of ASEM delegations and ministries as well as ASEM experts from academia from the 53 ASEM member countries. The programme...

  • ASEF Journalists' Workshop (Asia)

    8-9 May 2016 • Guangdong, China

    The Journalists’ Workshop offer an opportunity for 20 journalists to come together to share their professional media experiences and perspectives from national and regional levels, in a direct exchange with their regional counterparts. Using the Asia-Europe Digital Connectivity project discussion points these workshops will explore the current environment of digital connectedness for journalists...

  • 5th ASEM Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC5)

    4 - 8 April 2016 • Prague, Czech Republic

    The ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC) is a bi-annual conference series that has been recognised as an Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME). The past editions of ARC have brought together hundreds of Asian and European student, university and business leaders for solution-oriented discussions on emerging higher education issues concerning...

  • Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and Europe. Localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    17 March 2016 • Bucharest, Romania

    The seminar is designed to promote Asia-Europe dialogue on sustainable development principles and provide a multi-stakeholder platform for meaningful discourse on localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, it seeks to explore how SDGs can be better integrated into national development strategies and visions.   Besides gathering experts from the host country of Romania,...

  • Call for proposals for the evaluation of culture360.asef.org

    11 - 29 February 2016 •

      ASEF is calling for proposals for the evaluation of culture360.asef.org, the arts and culture portal covering the 53 members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).  ASEF is seeking an independent consultant or consulting company to undertake an evaluation of the culture360.asef.org portal with a view to: Evaluating the impact of project in strengthening cultural exchange and collaboration...

  • ASEF Capacity Training

    2015-2016 • Various ASEM Countries: Cambodia, Pakistan and Bangladesh

    The Capacity Training Series on Leadership and Entrepreneurship, initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), is a spin-off opportunity from the ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS) 2015. ASEFYLS held on 1-5 November 2015 in Luxembourg received 5,988 applications from young leaders across Asia and Europe. The Capacity Trainings are the extended version of the Summit and aims to bring renowned leaders...

  • ASEF Support to ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016

    • Several ASEM countries

    The development of and access to life-long learning opportunities during the education process are essential at work and all spheres of social life, given the demographic, socio-economic and technological changes across Asia and Europe. The ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016 will bring together researchers, university leaders, government officials, representatives of international organisations,...

  • ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) 2016

    January - December 2016 • Several ASEM Countries

    Launched in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) provides opportunities for intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary and high schools in ASEM countries. It has been ASEF’s most effective instrument over the past 17 years for engaging Asian and European secondary, high school and vocational school students.  1.  ASEF ClassNet Website (January-December) The...

  • 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU)

    2 weeks in August 2016 • China, Russian Federation and Mongolia

    In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process, the 20th anniversary edition of the ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) explores the concept of "Connectivity" between Asia and Europe from 3 lenses: Human Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation, and Transport. Focusing on the topic “Reviving the Silk Route Spirit – Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air between Asia...

  • Call for Proposals: Mid-Term Review of the Human Rights Project Series

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), together with its partners – the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs – have been organising regular human rights dialogues between civil society and government representatives. These dialogues, which follow the format of a 3-day seminar, are intended...

  • Creative Encounters - 5th Edition (2015-16)

    15 June 2015 - 31 Dec 2016 •

    The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) have launched the 5th edition of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Through Creative Encounters, ASEF, ANA and TEH actively foster connections across cultures by supporting artistic collaborations, exchanges and dialogues. Together, they aim...

  • ASEF Creative Networks - 3rd Edition (2015-16)

    15 June 2015 - 31 Dec 2016 •

    ASEF Creative Networks encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe. Through this project, ASEF seeks to strengthen its role as a connector between cultural networks of the two regions over the past 15 years. The project draws from the positive experiences gained through the successful work of the Creative...

  • The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2015

    May 2015 - August 2015 • Online, Asia and Europe

    The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative aimed at improving the relations between Asia and Europe by enhancing public diplomacy efforts among the members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It provided a practical skills-oriented training with toolkits and modules designed by expert public diplomacy practitioners and senior diplomats, with the support of Asian and European diplomatic academies. The...

  • Model ASEM Spin-off Editions

    2015-2016 • Singapore, Le Havre, France, Hanoi, Vietnam, Manila, Philippines

    Model ASEM spin-off editions are the direct outcome from Model ASEM 2014, which was held in conjunction with the 10th ASEM Summit in Milan in October 2014. With the aim of capturing the enthusiasm of students to engage in political simulations at a broader level, the Model ASEM spin-off editions are self-organised by students who aspire to build platforms for young people to exchange perspectives on...

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