Past Projects

The following are past projects.

    • Launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017

      05 Sep 2016 - 05 Jul 2016 • Le Havre, France

      Europe Launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017   Following the Asia Launch in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, ASEF and Le Havre Campus of Sciences Po will co-organise the Europe launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, Connectivity: Facts and Perspectives...

    • 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

      07 Jul 2016 - 09 Jul 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

      The 8th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable (ERT8) was 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 focused on connectivity between...

    • ASEF supports International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) 2016

      06 Jul 2016 - 09 Jul 2016 • Seoul, Korea

      The 9th edition of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) took place at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul in July 2016. At ICCPR 2016, ASEF supported a panel discussion on cultural labour titled Finding Their Value: Artistic...

    • 7th Model ASEM

      06 Jul 2016 - 10 Jul 2016 • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

      The 7th Model ASEM was a 3-day youth conference and political simulation of the actual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. It was a platform for political debate and negotiation where over 150 participants from the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries...

    • ASEF Policy Panel at the 7th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting: Culture & the Creative Economy: What Opportunities for Asia-Europe Collaboration?

      22 Jun 2016 • Gwangju, Republic of Korea

      What future for information & communications technology (ICT) within the creative economy? Traditional cultural heritage & the creative economy: shall the twain meet? What are areas of common interest for Asia-Europe co-operation in the creative...

    • Viet Nam National Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

      17 Jun 2016 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, whereupon countries were encouraged to take ownership of the process of implementing the SDGs in light of their their respective national realities, capacities,...

    • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Implementations in CLMV Countries

      14 Jun 2016 - 15 Jun 2016 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      The two–day workshop will take place in Hanoi, Viet Nam, gathering representatives from the relevant ministries in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam working in implementing SDGs. The workshop is to provide a space for the exchange of ideas and...

    • Post-Paris Workshop: ASEAN Member States in Meeting Global Targets

      01 Jun 2016 - 02 Jun 2016 • Jakarta, Indonesia

      The Paris agreement is a result of the COP21 climate meetings in Paris, where 196 nations voted to adopt a landmark agreement that covers mitigation and adaptation actions against climate change by both developed and developing countries.    It...

    • Workshop on Visualising Interconnections for Sustainable Development

      16 May 2016 - 20 Aug 2016 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will be cooperating with the Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) to organise a workshop for NUS students on systems thinking for sustainable development.  The Workshop...

    • ASEF Journalists' Workshop (Asia)

      07 May 2016 - 11 May 2016 • Guangzhou, 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...

    • Addressing Health Vulnerabilities of Migrants in Large Migration Flows

      25 Apr 2016 • Geneva, Switzerland

      Since 2011, the ASEF Public Health Network (PHN) has been promoting Asia-Europe collaboration on migrants’ health. In this endeavour, ASEF has facilitated information exchange and knowledge sharing among representatives from international organisations,...

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

      04 Apr 2016 - 08 Apr 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...

    • Call for proposals for the evaluation of

      01 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016 •

      Following an open call in February 2016, BOP Consulting has been selected to undertake an evaluation of, ASEF’s arts and culture portal.  The evaluation will focus on:  Evaluating the impact of project in strengthening...

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

      17 Mar 2016 • Bucharest, Romania

      The seminar was 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 explored how...

    • ASEF Journalists' Workshop (Europe)

      28 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016 • Brussels, Belgium

      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...

    • ASEF Capacity Training

      01 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 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...

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

      15 Dec 2015 - 20 May 2016 •

      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...

    • ASEF culture360 supports ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop

      03 Dec 2015 - 04 Dec 2015 • Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France

      ASEF culture360 is delighted to support ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop as part of ArtCOP21, a Paris- and world-wide programme of cultural events organised alongside COP21 – the 21st United Nations conference of climate change. ArtCOP21 will address...

    • 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      24 Nov 2015 - 26 Nov 2015 • Montreux, Switzerland

        The 15th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights was held on 24-26 November 2015 in Montreux, Switzerland, on the theme “Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons”.   The Seminar gathered about 125 civil society experts, private...

    • Cities: Living Labs for Culture? - 8th ASEF Public Forum on Creative Cities in Asia & Europe

      24 Nov 2015 • Gwangju, Korea

      Cities of today are becoming vibrant spaces for experimentation, with ‘Creative Cities’ and ‘Capitals of Culture’ emerging across Asia and Europe as dynamic centres of creativity and innovation. Furthermore, cities are significant in brokering...

    • Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) 2015

      17 Nov 2015 - 19 Nov 2015 • Incheon, Republic of Korea

      The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) hosted the second annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) from 17-19 November 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The SDTF serves as a global platform for sharing knowledge in...

    • 12th ASEF Classroom Network Conference

      16 Nov 2015 - 20 Nov 2015 • Sofia, Bulgaria

      Coding has become part of the current generation’s literacy. With technology shaping our world, learning coding empowers people to participate in and contribute to today’s developments. In many Asian and European countries, the subject of Coding has...

    • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals: National Implementation Challenges

      05 Nov 2015 - 06 Nov 2015 • Phnom Penh, Cambodia

      With the adoption of the post-2015 agenda at the UN Summit in New York this past September, it is important that nations begin planning effective mainstreaming of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their national policymaking. The Asia-Europe...

    • 10th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium

      04 Nov 2015 - 06 Nov 2015 • Luxembourg

      The 10th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium focussed on crisis reporting. The colloquium was organised in conjunction with the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM12) in November in Luxembourg. This colloquium brought together 25 Asian and European...

    • ASEF Young Leaders Summit 2015

      01 Nov 2015 - 05 Nov 2015 • Luxembourg

      The ASEF Young Leaders Summit (#ASEFYLS) is for young thinkers and doers to question and explore how the entrepreneurial vein can trigger and nourish job-creation, mobility and social cohesion in Asia and Europe. ASEFYLS is also an experiential space...

    • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 12th AEEF - Paris, France

      01 Oct 2015 - 02 Oct 2015 • Paris, France

      The 12th AEEF Conference, entitled Global Governance of Public Goods: Asian and European Perspectives, took place on 1-2 October 2015 in Paris, France. The event was jointly organised by host Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales...

    • Asia and Europe crossing paths on the way to COP21

      29 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 • Paris, France

      The conference entitled "Asia and Europe crossing paths on the way to COP21" will take place on 29-30 September 2015 in Paris, France. The event aims to bring together distinguished representatives and speakers from academia, science, business, art,...

    • Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators for a Small Planet - Securing Means of Implementation in Viet Nam

      08 Sep 2015 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      Over the past year, the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) coordinated a research project to identify best practices in sustainable development through a national case study on Viet Nam and its experience in implementing policies relevant to the...

    • Workshop on Risk Communications for Public Health Emergencies: Bridging the National Mechanism with Healthcare Workers

      02 Sep 2015 - 04 Sep 2015 • Langkawi, Malaysia

      Since its launch in 2009, ASEF Public Health Network has contributed to strengthening ASEM partners’ capacity for managing public health emergencies through sharing best practices and analysing lessons learned. Risk communications for public health...

    • Migrants and Healthcare: Socio-economic Approaches and Strengthening Partnerships

      11 Aug 2015 • Bangkok, Thailand

          Healthcare for migrants has become a key issue for many of ASEM countries, which especially relates to human rights, economic growth and social security. While globalised labour markets demand a healthy and productive workforce, in both...

    • 19th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU)

      09 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015 • Pune, India

      ASEFSU aims to broaden students' and young professionals' horizons on the role of cultural heritage in the process of sustainable urbanisation and its relevance to modern-day societies.

    • How Countries Can Monitor Sustainable Development Goals

      20 Jul 2015 - 21 Jul 2015 • New York City, USA

      In September 2015, the global community will agree upon a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This process is one of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference where UN member states agreed to launch a process to develop a set of SDGs, which...

    • 2015 Regional Forum on Climate Change

      01 Jul 2015 - 03 Jul 2015 • Bangkok, Thailand

      The 2015 Regional Forum on Climate Change, hosted by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), was held in Bangkok on 1-3 July 2015. The ENVforum organised a panel on climate finance to facilitate discussion on financial challenges arising from increased...

    • ASEF Experts' Meeting on Entrepreneurship & Youth Employment

      29 Jun 2015 - 01 Jul 2015 • Stockholm, Sweden

      In partnership with the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SESS), and with support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, and the Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden, ASEF organised an Experts' Meeting on Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment....

    • ASEF culture360 supports Panel on stimulating cities through culture | Cebu, Philippines

      25 Jun 2015 • Sinulog Grand Ballroom, City Sports Club Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, Philippines,

      ASEF culture360 is pleased to support to the panel discussion “Asia-Europe Dialogue: Stimulating cities through culture – Exploring the city networks model”. The panel will take place in Cebu, Philippines as part of the 4th Southeast...

    • Celebrating SG50 at Heng Mui Keng Terrace

      10 Jun 2015 • Singapore

      Over 100 guests from 10 international organisations and think-tanks in Singapore located along Heng Mui Keng Terrace gathered at the ASEF premises to celebrate the 50th founding year of Singapore. Professor Tommy KOH, Ambassador-at-Large from the Ministry...

    • ASEF culture360 media partner of ORDE BARU OK. Video | Indonesia Media Arts Festival

      01 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015 • Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

      ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce a media partnership with ORDE BARU OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival is an international biennial event held by Video Art Development Division of the artists collective ruangrupa since...

    • Greater Mekong Sub-regions (GMS) Regional Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

      14 May 2015 - 16 May 2015 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      As the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda draws near, it is more important than ever for countries to discuss how they may apply lessons learned from implementing the Millennium Development Goals to the implementation...

    • The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative 2015

      04 May 2015 - 01 Jun 2016 • 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...

    • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

      01 May 2015 - 27 May 2015 • Naypyidaw, Myanmar

      The Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals was designed to provide a platform for dialogue among policymakers and experts in Myanmar to discuss the challenges related to the implementation of the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).    Besides...

    • ASEM Seminar on Cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development

      21 Apr 2015 - 22 Apr 2015 • Beijing, China

      Sustainable development is at the core of the Millennium Development Goals and the UN post-2015 development agenda under discussion. Science, technology and innovation are the driving forces for economic growth, social development and environmental protection,...

    • 4th ASEM Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC4)

      23 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015 • Hangzhou, China

      Overview: Themed “University-Business Partnerships: Asia and Europe Seeking 21st Century Solutions”, The ASEM Rectors' Conference (ARC4) addressed how universities can better cooperate with the business sector to equip students with employability...

    • ASEF culture360 media partner of the Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA)

      12 Mar 2015 - 14 Mar 2015 • Tramway, Glasgow, United Kingdom

      The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) brings together 19 artistic and cultural partners from across Europe to explore the concept of sustainability in practical, ethical and artistic ways. Co-financed by the EU Culture programme...

    • ENVforum to Support 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

      03 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015 • New Delhi, India

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) co-organised a panel, Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals and the Means of Implementation, on 3 February 2015 in New Delhi, India as a special event leading...

    • ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 •

      The ASEMUS Exchange of Museum Educators Grant Programme enhances the professional development of museum educators in Asia and Europe, and strengthens cultural understanding between the two regions.   The programme seeks to develop a broader knowledge...

    • Creative Encounters - Fourth Edition (2014-15)

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • Various

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) have launched the fourth edition of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and...

    • Asia-Europe: Energy Challenges and Climate Change

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • Beijing, China/, Almaty, Kazakhstan/, Bangkok, Thailand/, Paris, France

      The issue of climate change is among the most important facing the international community. Within the debate about the responsibilities of individual nations to address the challenges presented by climate change, the most significant element is the discussions...

    • ASEF culture360 media partner of Tropfest South East Asia Short Film Festival

      01 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015 • Penang, Malaysia

      ASEF culture360 is proud to announce its first media partnership in 2015 with Tropfest South East Asia, the world largest short film festival.Over 20 years ago, John Polson started the Tropicana Short Film Festival (as it was originally known) as an informal...

    • ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) 2015

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • Several ASEM Countries

      In 2015 the core activities of the ASEF ClassNet include:   1.  ASEF ClassNet Website (January-December) The ASEF ClassNet Website is an online platform that helps connect Asian and European schools and teachers by initiating and...

    • ASEF Support to ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2015

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • Several ASEM countries

      The ASEM Education Policy Conference Series is part of the ASEF Education Policy Programme[1], which consists of 2 other components:   The ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC), which has been designated as the Official...

    • New enhanced Film section on ASEF culture360

      01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 • online

      ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce its newly enhanced film section Since 2002, ASEF has supported the sharing of content on independent film in Asia & Europe through the SEA-Images and websites. From this...

    • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 11th AEEF - Tokyo, Japan

      05 Dec 2014 - 06 Nov 2014 • Tokyo, Japan

      The 11th Asia Europe Economic Forum took place on 4–5 December 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Participants offered insights into the central question presented by the Conference, namely, "What can Asia learn from economic reforms in Europe?" Hosted by AEEF...

    • ASEF culture360 media partner of the Borak Art Series

      22 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014 • MAP KL, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

      ASEF culture360 will be the official media partner of the upcoming BORAK ARTS SERIES 2014, Malaysia's primary arts conference for creative practitioners and business leaders from around the world. The conference will be held on 22-23 November 2014 at...

    • 14th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      18 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      The 14th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights was held on 18-20 November 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, on the topic 'Human Rights and Businesses'. With over 125 international representatives participating, the Seminar addressed the relationship between corporate...

    • Measuring Sustainability

      16 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      The Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators for a Small Planet - Part II: Measuring Sustainability report is the second in a three-part series. It complements the first publication that focused on a Methodology and Goal Framework. This innovation...

    • Seminar "Strengthening Asia-Europe Collaboration on Migrants' Health"

      07 Nov 2014 • Manila, the Philippines

      Since 2011, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Public Health Network has promoted collaboration between Asia and Europe on migration health. In this endeavour, ASEF facilitated exchange of information and sharing of knowledge among representatives from...

    • ASEM Food Safety Week: Promoting Cooperation and Coordination

      06 Nov 2014 - 07 Nov 2014 • Changsha City, Hunan Province, China

        The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Changsha People's Government, in partnership with the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), will organise the ASEM Food Safety Week Seminar:...

    • 7th ASEF Public Forum on Creative Industries in Asia & Europe: Enabling Crossovers

      18 Oct 2014 • Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Over 100 international civil society, private sector and government representatives gathered at the 7th ASEF Public Forum: Enabling Crossovers held on 18 October 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for discussions on the importance of creative industries...

    • 7th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable

      15 Oct 2014 - 17 Oct 2014 • Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan

      The ASEF Editors’ Roundtable programme, first launched in 1997 in Luxembourg, gathers senior editors of major print or broadcast media to exchange perspectives on current affairs which are pertinent to Asia and Europe. The Roundtable is often organised...

    • Model ASEM 2014

      08 Oct 2014 - 12 Oct 2014 • Milan, Italy

      In partnership with Politecnico di Milano School of Management and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), ASEF organised the Model ASEM 2014 on 8-12 October 2014 in Milan, Italy. This was the 6th edition of Model ASEM, which simulates...

    • Workshop "Risk Communications for Public Health Emergencies: What to Learn from Real-life Events"

      02 Oct 2014 - 03 Oct 2014 • Oslo, Norway

      From 2010 to 2013, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Public Health Network implemented the Accurate Scenarios Active Preparedness (ASEF–ASAP) project to strengthen multi-sector pandemic preparedness and response. The project utilised a scenario approach...

    • ENVforum Conference: 29 – 30 September 2014

      29 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 • Brussels, Belgium

      In September 2014, the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) hosted a high-profile Conference in Brussels, Belgium that examined the most pressing issues in the post-2015 development agenda. The key focus of the high-level event was on innovative...

    • The 6th General Conference of Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) in Vienna (Austria), 24-27 September 2014

      24 Sep 2014 - 27 Sep 2014 • Weltmuseum Wien

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) participated in the 6th General Conference of ASEMUS held at Weltmuseum Wien, in Vienna, Austria, between 24 and 27 September 2014. The event gathered approximately 90 participants from over 20 countries, providing...

    • Economist Roundtable: Side-event to the 11th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting

      12 Sep 2014 • Milan, Italy

      On 12 September 2014, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Bruegel and the Italian Presidency of the EU Council hosted a special roundtable event on the side-lines of the 11th ASEM Finance Ministers’ Meeting. The roundatable, titled “Asia and Europe’s...

    • ASEM Workshop on Public Health Emergency Management

      10 Sep 2014 - 13 Sep 2014 • Beijing, China

      Currently, the frequently occurred public health emergencies have increasingly been an issue of concern. In an interdependent and interconnected world as ours, the public health incident in one country may well affect other countries rapidly, even cause...

    • Panel Discussion on 'The Role of Businesses in protecting Environment and Human Rights'

      08 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014 • Brussels, Belgium

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Ecosphere organised a panel discussion on "The Role of Businesses in protecting Environment and Human Rights" on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The objective of this discussion was to share Asian...

    • 13th ASEFUAN Academic Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

      05 Jul 2014 - 08 Jul 2014 • Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

      The 13th ASEFUAN Academic Conference and Annual General Meeting themed “Managing Our Water Resources Sustainably: The Roles of Youth, Education and Cooperation between Asia and Europe” will take place from 5 to 8 July 2014 in the Hangzhou, China.   The...

    • Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Countries

      18 Jun 2014 - 19 Jun 2014 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      A training and negotiation simulation facilitated by the ENVforum and its partner organisations.

    • ASEF culture360 supports networking and training on cultural mobility in France and Luxembourg

      16 Jun 2014 - 19 Jun 2014 •

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its portal will support a series of training and networking meetings in Metz, France and in Luxembourg on 16 - 19 June 2014, in partnership with the European Network On-The-Move, the Region...

    • ASEM Seminar on Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Context of Urbanisation

      22 May 2014 - 23 May 2014 • Changsha, China

      The Seminar on Urbanisation and Sustainable Management of Water Resources took place in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, from 22-23 May 2014. It was designed to inject new dynamism into exchange and cooperation among ASEM partners in improving sustainable...

    • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 10th AEEF - Berlin, Germany

      15 May 2014 - 16 May 2014 • Berlin, Germany

      The 10th Asia Europe Economic Forum Conference took place on 15–16 May 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The theme of the Conference was ‘Asia and Europe in Times of Global Change’. The day and half long event examined a number of fundamental economic issues...

    • culture360 supports the meeting on access and reciprocity in cultural mobility

      09 May 2014 - 12 May 2014 • Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its portal will support the brainstorming meeting organised by the European network On-The-Move and the network of residencies Resartis that will take place in Melbourne, Australia on 12 May....

    • First Annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) & Workshop on Sustainable Development Planning Network for Asia and the Pacific (SDplanNet-AP)

      07 Apr 2014 - 11 Apr 2014 • Incheon, Republic of Korea

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) contributed to two back-to-back high-profile events centred on Sustainable Development. The first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) and the Sustainable Development Planning Network for...

    • Study on Sustainable Development Goals in ASEM Countries

      28 Feb 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) conducted a research project to identify the methodology based on existing best practices in sustainable development with particular relevance for the creation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Specifically,...

    • News and Updates on ASEMUS website and newsletter

      01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 •

      Established within the framework of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), the ASEMUS online platform has been designed to reinforce the exchange of knowledge and information between museum professionals across Asia and Europe, as well as enhance the...

    • ASEF Classroom Network: Project Implementation and Evaluation

      01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 • Various ASEM Countries

      Launched in 1998, the ASEF Classroom Network (ASEF ClassNet) provides opportunities for collaborative learning and intercultural exchanges through the use of ICT among secondary and high schools in ASEM countries. In 2014 the ASEF ClassNet will include...

    • ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 – Facts & Perspectives

      01 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2015 •

      In 2012, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) developed an “Outlook Report” that set out to offer an analysis of the future of Asia-Europe relations and its implications on the ASEM process.  The two-volume publication included both quantitative...

    • The Impact of Labour Migration Policies on Migrants’ Socio-Economic Welfare

      01 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 2014 • tbc

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) will co-organise a Public Event to showcase the research report on Labour Migration Policies and Socioeconomic Welfare of Migrants. Today, Asia and Europe together host two-third...

    • ASEF Creative Networks Second Edition (2014-15)

      01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 • Various

      ASEF Creative Networks encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe. Through this programme, ASEF seeks to strengthen its role as a connector between cultural networks...

    • 6th ASEF Experts’ Meeting & Public Forum: Creative Economy in Asia and Europe - Emerging Pillar of Economic Growth & Development

      04 Dec 2013 - 05 Dec 2013 • Hanoi, Viet Nam

      Creative and cultural industries are now widely acknowledged as dynamic sectors of the world economy offering high growth opportunities. Based on the premise that culture can be a driver of economic growth, governments in Asia and Europe, in consultation...

    • 2013 ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP) Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting

      28 Nov 2013 - 29 Nov 2013 • Vilnius, Lithuania

      The 2013 ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP) Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting was co-organised with Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) on 28-29 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The AC reviewed the various initiatives of AHEP in 2013 and provided...

    • Side-Event at the United Nations 5th Open Working Group Meeting

      15 Nov 2013 - 27 Nov 2013 • New York City, United States of America

      The Open Working Group will present the opportunity to disseminate the results of the ENVforum's most recent publication titled: "Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators for a Small Planet- Interim Report" to an informed audience of experts and decision-makers.

    • Asia-Europe Democratisation and Justice (AEDJ) - Political Parties and the Citizen Workshop

      14 Nov 2013 - 16 Nov 2013 • Yangon, Myanmar

      The "Political Parties and the Citizen” project focused on examining how political parties in Asia and Europe interact with citizens and citizen movements. The project consists of two components, (i) research and (ii) a workshop. The...

    • 9th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium

      09 Nov 2013 - 12 Nov 2013 • Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR, India

      9th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed upon at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are set to expire in 2015. During the recently concluded Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, UN...

    • The Impact of Labour Migration Policies on Migrants’ Socio-Economic Welfare: Improving Practice in Asia and Europe

      08 Nov 2013 - 09 Nov 2013 • Geneva, Switzerland

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) co-organised a 2-day Experts' Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, gathering 25 Asian and European experts in the field of labour migration. Today, Asia and Europe together host two-third...

    • Green Growth and Sustainable Development Goals - A Development Agenda for Post-2015

      04 Nov 2013 - 05 Nov 2013 • Seoul - Republic of Korea

      The Conference will feature the participation of eminent experts from around the world to discuss topics relating to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and the challenges that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face in adapting to the requirements...

    • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 9th AEEF - Beijing, China

      28 Oct 2013 - 29 Oct 2013 •

      The 9th AEEF conference brought together policy makers and experts to tackle some of the burning issues facing the global economy

    • 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference

      28 Oct 2013 - 01 Nov 2013 • Bali, Indonesia

      ASEF organised the 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference (formerly known as the Asia-Europe Classroom Network AEC-NET)) in Bali, Indonesia from 28 October to 1 November 2013.  The conference is supported by the Provincial...

    • 13th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights: "Human Rights and the Environment"

      21 Oct 2013 - 23 Oct 2013 • Copenhagen, Denmark

      The 13th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights took place on 21-23 October 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the topic “Human Rights and the Environment”.  With over 135 International representatives participating, the Seminar linked human rights...

    • Health of Chinese and Filipino Migrants in Milan: Present Challenges Potential Opportunities

      09 Oct 2013 - 10 Oct 2013 • Milan, Italy

          The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Fondazione ISMU, with the support of Milan Municipality, co-hosted a Public Event 'Health of Chinese and Filipino Migrants in Milan: Present Challenges Potential Opportunities' on Wednesday 9...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop

      25 Sep 2013 - 26 Sep 2013 • Chiang Mai, Thailand

      The participants of the 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop advocated for a continuous dialogue and exchange on University Social Responsibility (USR) while making a plea that education targets include social criteria and social dimension...

    • Expert Consultation - Strengthening Bi-regional Capacity for Managing Public Health Emergencies

      16 Sep 2013 - 17 Sep 2013 • Copenhagen, Denmark

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Public Health Network organised a consultation round with its key-stakeholders, including international and regional organisations, to take stock of the priorities for each stakeholder in tackling the gaps and challenges...

    • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for ASEAN countries

      02 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013 • Jakarta, Indonesia

      On the occasion of the last ASEM Summit in Laos in 2012, leaders and government representatives from Asian and European countries reaffirmed their commitment to promote sustainable development, believing that responsible progress is the outcome of economic...

    • A Quest for Sustainable Development: Goals for Asia and Europe

      28 Aug 2013 • United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, ,

      Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 was held in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand, on 26-28 August 2013. The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Institute for Global Environmental...

    • 12th ASEFUAN Academic Conference and Annual General Meeting

      07 Aug 2013 - 09 Aug 2013 • Dublin, Ireland

      The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) will hold their 12th Academic Conference and Annual General Meeting from 7-9 August 2013 in Dublin, Ireland

    • Developing a Better Policy Context for Social Enterprises in Asia and Europe

      15 Jul 2013 - 16 Jul 2013 • Berlin, Germany

      Overview The Asia-Europe Foundations (ASEF) Public Health Network and British Council’s Skills for Social Entrepreneurs programme brought in Asia-Europe senior policy influencers in Berlin for a two day policy dialogue. This was an occasion to share...

    • Long Way Home | Asia-Europe Short Story Contest

      03 Jul 2013 - 15 Oct 2013 • Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, Indonesia

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is partnering with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to launch its first online short story contest, Long Way Home, via the platform. This initiative seeks to reinforce...

    • 5th ASEF Experts’ Meeting and Public Forum: Investing in Heritage Cities: Stimulus for Sustainable Tourism and Livelihoods

      24 Jun 2013 - 25 Jun 2013 • Yangon, Myanmar

      Cities, home to more than 50% of the world's population, are facing the growing challenge of building synergies between economic development and heritage conservation. In recent years, Culture Ministers of Asia and Europe have also encouraged, through...

    • Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative

      10 Jun 2013 - 31 Jan 2015 • Asia and Europe

      The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative has been undertaken to strengthen the capacity of young diplomats from the ASEM region to engage with public perceptions in Asia and Europe. It provides practical tools and guidelines to conduct public...

    • Effective Risk Communication for Public Health Emergencies and the Role of Social Media

      03 Jun 2013 - 04 Jun 2013 • Bali, Indonesia

      Risk communication plays a vital role in mitigating the adverse impacts of a public health emergency. However, recent events have shown that risk communication is not easy to manage. Trust is a key element in the internal decision-making process, when...

    • ASEF Creative Networks - First Edition (2013-14)

      28 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 •

      ASEF Creative Networks encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe. Through this programme, ASEF seeks to strengthen its role as a connector between cultural networks...

    • Creative Encounters - Third Edition (2013-14)

      21 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 •

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and its partners Arts Network Asia (ANA) and the European network Trans Europe Halles (TEH) have launched the third edition of Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. Through Creative...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME4)

      13 May 2013 - 14 May 2013 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3), hosted by the Danish Government in Copenhagen in May  2011, welcomed Malaysia’s offer to host the 4th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME4). Themed Strategizing...

    • ASEF Green Action

      16 Apr 2013 - 05 Nov 2013 • Various ASEM countries

      ASEF Green Action aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment. This youth-led activity invites passers-by to swap their plastic bag for a sustainable one and encourages to use these instead in the future.

    • ASEM LLL Hub Database on National Strategies for Lifelong Learning

      21 Mar 2013 - 21 Mar 2014 •

      The ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) was launched in Copenhagen in May 2005. It is a network that promotes dialogue between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in order to create foundations for evidence-based...

    • Asia Europe Relations - 30 Years in the Future

      11 Mar 2013 • Bangkok, Thailand

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the United Nations University-Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) organised a presentation of the ASEM Outlook Report 2012 in Bangkok (Thailand) on 11 March 2013. The ASEM Outlook Report...

    • Smart Austerity and the New Baltic Growth Model

      07 Mar 2013 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), in partnership with the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, organised a public lecture on “Smart Austerity and the New Baltic Growth Model". Title:            “Smart...

    • Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development

      06 Mar 2013 - 08 Mar 2013 • Incheon, Republic of Korea

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum co-organised the Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era. The meeting aimed to capture a number of initiatives over the past decades providing sustainability...

    • Small-state influence in international organizations: The case of Slovenia - Public Lecture

      25 Jan 2013 • Conference Room, ASEF

      The public lecture will look at the transition of Slovenia since the breakup of the communist former Yugoslavia to its current modern democracy and membership of teh EU and Nato.

    • Asia Europe Economic Forum - 8th AEEF - Brussels, Belgium

      21 Jan 2013 - 22 Jan 2013 • Bruegel, Brussels, Belgium

      The 8th AEEF conference was the first to involve ASEF, as it comes on board to support the valuable initiative

    • Call for proposals: Sustainable Development Goals Creation in ASEM Countries

      15 Jan 2013 - 17 Jan 2013 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (the ENvforum) invited you to answer the call for proposal on Research on Sustainable Development Goals Creation in ASEM Countries. The objective of the research was to identify existing best practices on sustainable...

    • Creative Encounters - Second Edition (2012-13)

      01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013 • Various

      Following the success of the 2011-2012 edition, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partners have launched the second edition of Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe. For this edition (2012-2013), ASEF is once...

    • Online Community

      01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014 • is a portal initiated by the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and managed by the Culture Department at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). Its aim is to stimulate the cultural engagement between Asia and Europe, and enhance...


      01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2015 • is a sub-site of ASEF's cultural portal It enables professionals working in the film industry to share relevant information with a particular emphasis on Asian and European independent cinema. The website...

    • The Role of Interfaith Issues in Migrants’ Integration

      05 Dec 2012 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Embassy of Italy in Singapore jointly hosted the Public Lecture on “the Role of Interfaith Issues in Migrants’ Integration”. Title:            ...

    • 4th ASEM Outlook 2012

      03 Dec 2012 - 04 Dec 2012 • Singapore

      Co-organised by ASEF and UNU-CRIS, the workshop provided a platform on which the findings of the ASEM Outlook Report and other cross-cutting issues of relevance to Asia and Europe can be discussed. The Workshop participants reviewed the Report...

    • Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing Global Environment

      29 Nov 2012 - 30 Nov 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      A briefing on the results of a study on Malaysian perceptions of the EU and European perceptions towards Asia

    • Bringing the Migrant Health Discourse into Policy

      28 Nov 2012 - 29 Nov 2012 • Makati City, The Philippines

      "Migration is a fact of life and governments face the challenge of integrating the health needs of migrants into national plans, policies and strategies," reported the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2010. Identification of migrants' health-related...

    • Sustainable Development Assessment: Towards Measureable Goals

      21 Nov 2012 - 23 Nov 2012 • Singapore

      The seminar titled "Sustainable Development Assessment: Towards Measureable Goals" took place on 21-22 November 2012 and was followed by 14th Asia-Europe Environment Forum Steering Committee Meeting on 23 November 2012. The participants represented international...

    • Lingua Comica – Graphic Novels from Asia and Europe

      07 Nov 2012 • Festival Pavilion, Campus Green, Singapore Management University, ,

      As a result of 6 years of exchanges in Comics, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has published 4 Comics books. Never formally published or disseminated, they are now presented as one comprehensive set on November 7, during the Singapore Writers Festival...

    • Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing Global Environment

      07 Nov 2012 - 09 Nov 2012 • Wellington, New Zealand, Canberra, Australia

      Findings of the perceptions research from Australia and New Zealand

    • Mobility Funding Guides on International Cultural Exchange in Asia

      28 Oct 2012 - 30 Jun 2013 •

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) commissioned a compilation of 21 guides on Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia, which was first launched at the ResArtis General Meeting in Tokyo in late October 2012. The guides are...

    • Strategy Development Workshop on Pandemic Preparedness and Response for Food Supply Security

      22 Oct 2012 - 23 Oct 2012 • Vientiane, Lao PDR

      Within a “whole-of-society” approach to pandemic preparedness, the food sector is recognised as an essential service which needs to be maintained during a pandemic or any public health emergency. The complex supply chain structure of this sector and...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable

      12 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012 • Bangkok, Thailand

      The Editors' Roundtable Series, first launched in 1997 in Luxembourg, aims to enrich the exchange of ideas and perspectives among opinion leaders from Asian and European media organisations. The Roundtable endeavours to provide unique access for the Editors...

    • supports the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)

      05 Oct 2012 - 17 Nov 2012 • National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum is one of the official partners of the 3rd Edition of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) that will take place in Singapore between 5 October and 17 November 2012. Between 15 August and 15 September, the

    • presents the screening and panel discussion of "10 Lessons in Film"

      28 Sep 2012 - 29 Sep 2012 • Lasalle College of the Arts - Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) through its film website, and in partnership with the Puttnam School of Film at LASALLE College of the Arts is presenting the free screening and presentation of “10 Lessons in Film”, on 28 and...

    • 6th ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Advisory Committee Meeting

      27 Sep 2012 •

      Composed of key experts in higher education, the ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Advisory Committee serves as an observatory and a guiding body for the initiatives of the Hub. At their 6th Meeting in Groningen on 27 September 2012, organised back-to-back...

    • 3rd ASEM Rectors' Conference (ARC3)

      24 Sep 2012 - 28 Sep 2012 • Groningen, the Netherlands

        Watch the ARC3 Video  |  Download the ARC3 Publication   Overview ASEF, the University of Groningen (RUG) and the ASEAN University Network (AUN), co-organised the 3rd ASEM Rectors' Conference (ARC3) on 25-26 September...

    • ASEF to attend the upcoming ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting

      18 Sep 2012 - 19 Sep 2012 • Yogyakarta, Indonesia

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will attend the upcoming Fifth ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting (ASEM CMM) and contribute to the deliberations therein on the sustainable management of heritage cities in Asia and Europe. The meeting will be held in...

    • The 5th General Conference of Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) Seoul, 2012

      13 Sep 2012 - 15 Sep 2012 • The National Museum of Korea

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is pleased to invite you and representatives of your museum to the 5th General Conference of ASEMUS that will take place from September 13-15, 2012. The Conference is organised by the National Museum of Korea in partnership...

    • 14th East Asia-Europe Think-tank Dialogue

      12 Sep 2012 - 13 Sep 2012 • Vientiane, Laos

      The Asia-Europe Foundation together with its partners, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Regional Program in Singapore, the Institute of Foreign Affairs (Laos) and the Institute of Strategic and Development Studies (The Philippines) are co-organising...

    • Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing Global Environment - The view from Thailand

      30 Aug 2012 • Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, , Bangkok, Thailand

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Centre for European Studies (CES), and the MA Programme in European Studies (MAEUS) - Chulalongkorn University, will organise a public seminar entitled “Mutual Perceptions of Asia and the EU in a Changing Global...

    • 18th ASEF University (AU18)

      18 Aug 2012 - 01 Sep 2012 • Tartu, Estonia

      The 18th ASEF University (AU18), themed “Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability”, took place from 18 August to 1 September in the Estonian city of Tartu.

    • Public Lecture : Is the EU an Actor in Asia? by Dr Fraser Cameron of the Director, EU-Asia Centre in Brussels

      06 Aug 2012 • Singapore

      In his presentation, Dr Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Asia Centre in Brussels, will discuss to what extent the EU can be considered an actor in Asia. The EU already has several strategic partnerships in Asia, including China, Japan, India and South...

    • Culture Capsule (ASEFUAN)

      01 Aug 2012 - 30 Aug 2013 • Asia and Europe

      Culture Capsule is one of the projects of the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), supported by ASEF, that involves cultural exchanges between students from elementary and secondary schools in Asia and Europe. The initiative promotes friendship...

    • 11th ASEFUAN Annual Academic Conference and General Meeting

      31 Jul 2012 - 02 Aug 2012 • Quezon City, the Philippines

      ASEFUAN, with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), held its 11th Annual Conference and General Meeting at the Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines on 31 July-2 August 2012 with the theme “Conflict Transformation and Peaceful...

    • Managing Heritage Cities in Asia and Europe: the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

      12 Jul 2012 • Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

      The management of heritage cities and historic urban landscapes has emerged as a key topic in recent times and points to a major shift in the understanding of ‘cultural heritage’ at the global level. The adoption of the new Recommendation on the Historic...

    • Model ASEM 2012

      02 Jul 2012 - 07 Jul 2012 • Singapore

      The National University of Singapore Sociology Society (NUSSS) and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) in partnership with the National University of Singapore, the European Union Centre in Singapore and the Asia-Europe Foundation co-organised...

    • Mutual Perceptions of Asia and Europe in a Changing Global Environment

      01 Jul 2012 - 05 Jul 2012 • Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo

      ASEF and its partners will launch the publication "Asia in the Eyes of Europe - Images of a Rising Giant" in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo

    • 12th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      27 Jun 2012 - 29 Jun 2012 • Seoul (Korea)

      The 12th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, entitled “Human Rights and Information and Communication Technology”, was held in Seoul, Korea from 27-29 June 2012.

    • Asia in the Eyes of Europe - Images of a Rising Giant

      18 Jun 2012 - 05 Jul 2012 • Paris, Brussels , Berlin,

      ASEF and its partners will launch the publication "Asia in the Eyes of Europe - Images of a Rising Giant" in Paris, Brussels, Berlin,

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum in Rio+20

      15 Jun 2012 • Rio de Janeiro

      The Rio+20 Summit took place on the 20-22 of June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Issues discussed include the global failures to solve environmental, social and economic emergencies. World leaders had previously met 20 years ago and the negotiators today...

    • Perceptions of the EU in Asia

      06 Jun 2012 • Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore

      Highlights from the Public, Media and Opinion Leader research into how the EU is perceived in Asia.

    • Call for Research Proposals

      05 Jun 2012 - 08 Jul 2012 • Not applicable

      About the Joint Research project: The selected research team will have a balanced representation of Asian and European nationals. They will liaise with ASEF to conduct policy-oriented research to:  1) address priority issues, provide...

    • Learning Unlimited

      28 May 2012 - 31 May 2012 • Copenhagen, Denmark

      The agenda of lifelong learning was highlighted as a priority at the 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education in Copenhagen (May 2011). On the occasion of the Danish EU presidency in 2012, as well as in celebration of the 40 year anniversary...

    • 5th ASEFUAN Dialogue

      21 May 2012 • The Netherlands

      The 5th ASEFUAN Dialogue took place at the Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands, on 21 May 2012 at the Hague. It was entitled ”Re-emerging Asian Actors and International Law: Asian and European Perspectives on the International Criminal Court...

    • Skills for Social Entrepreneurs

      21 May 2012 - 20 Jun 2012 • Yangon, Myanmar; Hanoi, Vietnam

      What is Skills for Social Entrepreneurs? Skills for Social Entrepreneurs is a capacity building programme that provides skills and support systems for a new community of social entrepreneurs. The first workshop took place in Yangon, Myanmar (21-23 May)...

    • When Strangers Meet: Visions of Asia and Europe in Film

      18 May 2012 - 03 Jun 2012 • National Museum of Singapore

      The Asia-Europe film screening programme, organised by ASEF and the National Museum of Singapore, examines how Asians and Europeans have perceived each other in films past and present and touch on bi-regional topics such as migration and culture clashes....

    • Connected Histories. Shared Future

      18 May 2012 - 30 Nov 2012 • National Library Singapore

      Commemorating ASEF’s 15th anniversary, this year we bring you a Travelling Exhibition entitled, Connected Histories. Shared Future. This exhibition hints at a future where Asia and Europe are equal partners, sharing ideas, resources, spaces, creativity,...

    • 28th ASEF Board of Governors' Meeting

      17 May 2012 - 18 May 2012 • Singapore

      ASEF hosted the 28th ASEF Board of Governors Meeting. The meeting took place in Singapore on 17-18 May 2012. The Board of Governors (BOG) elected the next ASEF Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, who will take the position in the 3rd...

    • Asia and Europe: Coming Together or Drifting Apart?

      16 May 2012 • Singapore

      Current reports and views in the international media on Asia-Europe relations are predominantly focussed on the Eurozone’s present debt difficulties and the potential adverse impact on Asia. While some European voices have expressed hope that Asians...

    • Recent Developments in the European Union (EU) and Latvia

      02 May 2012 • Singapore

      On the occasion of his visit to Singapore, H.E. Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lativa, gave a public lecture on the topic "Recent Developments in the European Union (EU) and Latvia" at the Asia-Europe Foundation...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012 workshop

      16 Apr 2012 - 19 Apr 2012 • Bangkok, Thailand

      Rio+20 in 2012 will be a defining point in the international dialogue on environment and sustainable development. Taking into account various processes that will lead to ensuring the relevance of the outcomes of this conference the Asia Europe Environment...

    • After the Lisbon Treaty: Perceptions of the EU in Asia

      09 Apr 2012 - 14 Apr 2012 • Hamner Springs, New Zealand

      Researchers from 10 countries across Asia met to discuss the findings of the "perceptions" research

    • Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues

      03 Apr 2012 • Online

      In 2010, ASEF commissioned research to investigate good practices connecting the arts to initiatives tackling environmental sustainability issues in a number of Asian countries. Titled Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues, ...

    • Briefing - discussion on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

      26 Mar 2012 - 30 Jun 2012 • New York, United States

      The Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) is one of the last steps in preparation of the Rio+20 Conference.  The Conference will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary...

    • The European Union in a Globalized World - Strategic Prospects

      16 Mar 2012 • Singapore

      At a time of great changes in the world, the economic and financial crisis has put Europe at the forefront, giving sometimes the impression of a European decline. The EU has reacted on the basis of its founding principles: responsibility, solidarity,...

    • Social determinants of migrants’ health across Asia and Europe

      08 Mar 2012 - 09 Mar 2012 • Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain

      The ASEF Public Health Network will organise a series of research exchange workshops from 2012 to 2013. The first workshop in 2012 was on 8 – 9 March in Barcelona, co-organised with Casa Asia. This workshop provided an avenue for exchanging research...

    • Health and Migration: perspectives from Asia and Europe

      07 Mar 2012 • Barcelona, Spain

      Several social determinants create regional and cross-border impact on migrants’ health in Asia and Europe.This Public Talk was an interactive forum to share and know more about such perceptions. Asian and European speakers shared their insights into...

    • Asia & Europe: are we prepared for future pandemics?

      02 Feb 2012 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The ASEF Public Health Network organised a Public Briefing to share the ASEF-ASAP (Accurate Scenarios, Active Preparedness) scenarios for pandemic preparedness. The event was held on Thursday 2 February 2012 at Brussels, Belgium. This briefing was the...

    • ASEF Public Health Network: 3rd Advisory Group Meeting

      01 Feb 2012 • Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19 • Brussels, 1050 Belgium

      The Advisory Group Meeting for ASEF Public Health Network was held on 1February 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. Members of the Group provided technical and strategic inputs to the Network’s activities for 2012. Future partnership possibilities were also...

    • Asia-Europe Short Films Contest

      01 Feb 2012 - 18 May 2012 • Singapore

      On the occasion of the 15 Anniversary Asia-Europe Foundation invited young film professionals, students and enthusiasts to take part in the Asia-Europe Short Film Contest expressing their views on Asia-Europe connections.  Short, up to...

    • YOU on Asia and Europe

      01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 • ASEM countries

      YOU on Asia and Europe What does the relationship between Asia and Europe mean to you?Can you say it in just one word? Then, share it with us!Step 1: Record one word with your video, photo or mobile phone camera. Step 2: Get a word...

    • Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Project Implementation and Evaluation

      01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 • ASEM Countries

      The "Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Project Implementation and Evaluation" consists of the following: Evaluation of the shortlisted AEC Projects developed from the last conference in Ireland ASEF will shortlist six AEC project groups from...

    • Strategy Development Workshop on Preparedness for Pandemics and Public Health Emergencies in the Passenger Air Transport Sector

      15 Dec 2011 - 16 Dec 2011 • Budapest, Hungary

      Scenario planning approach to strengthen pandemic preparedness and response

    • Improving Regional Security Architectures through an Asia-Europe Strategic Partnership

      13 Dec 2011 • Max Kohnstamm Room, Residence Palace, 4th Floor, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels,

      Regional cooperative mechanisms for peace and security has become a key priority for the 21st century, as witnessed by the establishment of new – and strengthening of existing – fora and institutions. The question, however, remains as to whether regional...

    • Paths through the crisis: Can enhanced financial integration provide the way forward for Asia and Europe

      02 Dec 2011 • European Policy Centre, , Brussels,, Belgium

      The briefing examines the current challenges facing the global economic system and asks whether deeper financial integration between and within Asia and Europe can help to find a way out of the crisis

    • 11th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      23 Nov 2011 - 25 Nov 2011 • Prague (Czech Republic)

      The 11th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, entitled “National and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms”, will be held in Prague, The Czech Republic from 23 - 25 November 2011.

    • ASEFUAN organised EU-Asia Young Professionals Summit

      09 Nov 2011 • Brussels, Belgium

      On November 9, 2011, the Asia-Europe Foundation University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) in partnership with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) co-organised the inaugural EU-Asia Young Professionals Summit. The event was an evening debate that focused...

    • 10th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference

      07 Nov 2011 - 11 Nov 2011 • Dundalk, Co. Louth (Ireland)

        The Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference serves as a platform to gather secondary and high school educators in Asia and Europe to work on a common project (AEC Project) involving the schools, educators and students....

    • Creative Encounters - First Edition (2011-12)

      01 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 • Various

      Under the programme: Creative Encounters – Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is partnering with Arts Network Asia (ANA), an Asia-wide network of artists and arts organisations, to support artistic collaborations...

    • Strategies for the Earth Summit 2012

      11 Oct 2011 - 30 Jun 2012 • Yogyakarta (Indonesia);, Stockholm (Sweden);, Bangkok (Thailand)

      Rio+20 in 2012 will be a defining point in the international dialogue on environment and sustainable development. Taking into account various processes that will lead to ensuring the relevance of the outcomes of this conference the Asia Europe Environment...

    • Too Many Foreigners? Crises and their impact on migration flows

      11 Oct 2011 • Singapore

      Overview When a crisis hits a country, should it shut the door to migrants? Migration is an important and sensitive topic today. Professor Antonio Marquina, leader of the ASEF-supported ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network on Human Security, will kick...

    • 2nd Experts’ Meeting on Cultural Policy

      07 Oct 2011 • Melbourne, Australia

      The 2nd Experts’ Meeting on Cultural Policy gathered 23 policymakers, researchers and cultural policy experts from Asia and Europe to explore areas of mutual interest and common relevance for intra-Asia and Asia-Europe dialogue in...

    • Connect2Culture Dossier Launched at Arts Summit

      04 Oct 2011 • Melbourne (Australia)

      The 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne (Australia) is expected to bring together over 600 people from 80 countries - from policy makers working in national arts councils and ministries of culture, to researchers, artists and community leaders.

    • at 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

      02 Oct 2011 - 06 Oct 2011 • Melbourne Convention Centre was presented to world cultural leaders and delegates taking part in the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia (2 - 6 October 2011) as part of the activities supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). The Summit...

    • Asia in the Eyes of Europe

      26 Sep 2011 - 27 Sep 2011 • Vienna (Austria)

      Researchers of the ASiE project meet for the final research workshop to present their final data

    • Learning from the crisis: How can Asia and Europe respond to future financial and economic crises?

      14 Sep 2011 - 16 Sep 2011 • Ljubljana (Slovenia)

      The Global Financial Crisis of the late 2000s has resulted in a global recession and market fluctuations equalled only by the Great Depression of the 1930s and market stagnation of the 1970s. The effects of the crisis have been widespread and prolonged,...

    • 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers’ Exchange: Health on Stage

      20 Aug 2011 - 01 Oct 2011 • Bangalore (India)

      21 young volunteers from 14 ASEM countries are participating at the 10th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange programme: Health on Stage. They are working closely with the local communities in southern India to promote public health dialogue through...

    • ASEFUAN holds 10th Academic Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Amsterdam

      03 Aug 2011 - 05 Aug 2011 • Amsterdam, the Netherlands

      The 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 05 August 2010. It was preceded by a 2-day academic conference on 3-4 August 2011, entitled "Securing Public Health...

    • 1st Experts' Meeting on Cultural Policy

      27 Jul 2011 - 28 Jul 2011 • Seoul (Korea)

      The inaugural Experts’ Meeting on Cultural Policy brought together 20 policymakers, researchers and commentators from nine ASEM countries to provide a bi-regional perspective on national priority areas in arts and culture. The meeting was organised...

    • ASEMUS: Preparatory Meeting 2011

      18 Jul 2011 - 19 Jul 2011 • Singapore

      The ASEMUS Preparatory Meeting will convene six directors of member museums to Singapore to lay out the framework for the Mapping of Asian Collections Project.

    • The EU as a Global Power - Still a Work in Progress?

      07 Jul 2011 • Singapore

      The European Union (EU) has faced major challenges of late. The lasting impacts of the global financial crisis, compounded by the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, have contributed to a slow economic recovery for many of the 27 member states.

    • 17th ASEF University (AU17)

      20 Jun 2011 - 01 Jul 2011 • Penang (Malaysia)

      ASEF University (AU) is an annual 2-week residency programme that aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges among youth from Asia and Europe.

    • Shared Heritage: As we see it

      20 Jun 2011 - 30 Jun 2013 • ASEM countries

      Participants of the 17th ASEF University produced a photo exhibition entitled “Shared Heritage: As We See It”, featuring photographs and videos which best represent what cultural heritage means to them.

    • ASEF scenarios to deal with future pandemics

      13 Jun 2011 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The ASEF Public Health Network organised the ASEF-ASAP (Accurate Scenarios - Active Preparedness) scenarios on Monday 13 June in Bangkok.

    • Scenarios to strategies

      09 Jun 2011 - 10 Jun 2011 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      After the series of scenario development workshops in 2010, the ASEF Public Health Network introduced a new set of workshops this year.

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop

      05 Jun 2011 - 07 Jun 2011 • Innsbruck (Austria)

      Knowledge is crucial for our societies and economies. As universities play a key role in knowledge creation and innovation, they are bound to contribute significantly to knowledge transfer. The 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop focused on the university's...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar

      04 Jun 2011 - 06 Jun 2011 • Budapest (Hungary)

      There were significantly diverging notions of impact, responsibilities, and historical contexts that underpinned the climate change debate between Europe and Asia in the lead-up to the 15th Conference of the Parties (or COP 15) in Copenhagen. However,...

    • 8th Asia-Europe Roundtable

      23 May 2011 - 25 May 2011 • Bali (Indonesia)

      The Asia Europe Roundtable series on Conflict Management has covered the whole conflict cycle – from conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace-keeping and peace-making, to post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation.

    • Public Talk: Serving Artists Serves the Public

      20 May 2011 • Singapore

      At the forefront of the current debate in the arts and policy scene in Singapore and internationally is the topic of the role of arts in society. Connecting artists and audiences is important, as is finding ways to encourage a vibrant and creative society....

    • Asia-Europe Festivals Exchange Programme: Atelier For Young Festival Managers

      14 May 2011 - 21 May 2011 • Singapore

      Held for the first time in Asia, the Atelier for Young Festival Managers programme brought 34 festival managers from all over the world to Singapore during the Singapore Arts Festival. Through presentations, group discussions and workshops, the programme...

    • 26th ASEF Board of Governors Meeting

      12 May 2011 - 13 May 2011 • Vilnius (Lithuania)

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania hosted the 26th ASEF Board of Governors Meeting. The meeting took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 12-13 May 2011.

    • Demographic Changes in Asia and Europe: Challenges for the Youth

      11 May 2011 • Vilnius (Lithuania)

      In today’s age of unparalleled connectivity and mobility, the youth benefit from vast opportunities to discover, to experience and to be involved in the global village. At the same time, young people are also most affected by the challenges and problems...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3)

      09 May 2011 - 10 May 2011 • Copenhagen, Denmark

      he 3rd edition of the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3) was successfully held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 9-10 May 2011.

    • Seminar: Russia in the Next Decade and Cooperation with Asia

      28 Apr 2011 • Singapore

      Asia-Europe Foundation hosted the seminar, “Russia in the Next Decade and Cooperation with Asia” by Dr Igor Yurgens on 28 April 2011. Dr Yurgens, 58, is Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia’s leading think-tank today. He...

    • ASEFUAN/IGIR Dialogues 2011

      08 Apr 2011 - 06 May 2011 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) AISBL, in partnership with the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) of the Maastricht University (UM) are gearing up to host and provide space for exchanges on the following issues:

    • Call for Research Proposals

      18 Mar 2011 - 08 Apr 2011 • NA

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites researchers in the field of infectious diseases to submit research proposals for the ASEF Public Health Network’s research project on ‘Regional Integration and Infectious Diseases in Asia and Europe.

    • Good Policing: Models, Instruments and Practices

      15 Mar 2011 - 28 Apr 2011 • Brussels (Belgium), Jakarta (Indonesia)

      The workshop on ‘Improving the Role of the Police in Asia and Europe’ brought specialists together to examine the existing police oversight mechanisms in Asia and Europe and to analyse the intersections between external oversight, internal disciplinary...

    • Asia In The Eyes Of Europe

      07 Mar 2011 - 11 Mar 2011 • Beijing (China)

        The "Asia in the Eyes of Europe" research project examines European public, media, and opinion leaders' perceptions of Asia. The project evolved from the on-going ASEF initiative, "The EU through the Eyes of Asia," which looks at the perceptions...

    • Human Frames: Forum and Film Screenings

      17 Feb 2011 - 20 Feb 2011 • Singapore

      Overview Human Frames is a series of 10 film programmes examining the human condition. Over 70 short films by 20 Asian and European independent film makers will be screened. Lead curator Silke Schmickl and co-curator Stéphane Gérard from French independent...

    • Presented At The Arco International Art Fair In Madrid

      16 Feb 2011 - 19 Feb 2011 • Madrid (Spain)

      The ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid included a series of Expert Forums on different topics. ASEF's Cultural Exchange Director Ms Sabina Santarossa and’s Project Coordinator Ms Valentina Riccardi were invited to participate...

    • 4th Networking Conference For Asian And European Young Volunteers (NAEYV)

      06 Feb 2011 - 11 Feb 2011 • Semarang (Indonesia)

      The 4th NAEYV promoted the visibility and values of the voluntary service as one of the main non-formal education tools in Asia and Europe. The specific objectives of the conference were to: Share the research outcomes of the 9th Asia-Europe Young...

    • ASEF Public Health Network: 2nd Advisory Group Meeting

      26 Jan 2011 - 27 Jan 2011 • Singapore

      This meeting convened eight Advisory Group Members from international and regional organisations, non-profits, and the private sector in Asia and Europe. During the Meeting, members discussed the future direction for the ASEF Public Health Network and...

    • The 6th Pointe to Point Dance Forum Follow-up Projects: "What Does It Mean To Relate?" and "Pointe Aside"

      22 Jan 2011 • Singapore

        "What Does It Mean to Relate?" "What Does It Mean to Relate?" is alecture by curator and programmer Catarina Saraiva (Portugal), who explores the relationship between programmers, curators, and artists. How do they relate and see themselves, and...

    • The 6th Pointe to Point Dance Forum Follow-up Project: "The Diary Of Alice"

      19 Jan 2011 - 29 Jan 2011 • Singapore

      "The Diary Of Alice" is a project which resulted from the artists’ interactions during their Pointe to Point residency in 2009. It was selected as one of the follow-up projects to be given financial support by the ASEF. The project questions the...

    • Public Talk: Is The Global Economy Still In Crisis?

      13 Jan 2011 • Singapore

      As the global economy continues its recovery, there remains a need for effective global policy to address downside risks. Jacques Attali has written extensively on this, and his recent books include "A Brief History Of The Future" and "After The Crisis."...

    • Towards and Beyond Rio+20: Sustainable Development Delivery at the Regional Level

      01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2012 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      The Asia-Europe Strategies for Earth Summit 2012 is an initiative of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum), a partnership between the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, the Swedish...

    • Scenarios for Sustainable Development Governance: National Mechanisms that Work

      01 Jan 2011 - 30 Nov 2012 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      The Asia-Europe Strategies for Earth Summit 2012 is an initiative of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum), a partnership between the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, the Swedish...

    • Monsoon

      18 Dec 2010 - 23 Dec 2010 • Leuven (Belgium)

      In this third edition of the Monsoon artist residency programme, whichtook place at the STUK Arts Centre in Leuven, eight dancers and choreographershad been split up into four Asian-European pairs for a virtual blind date prior to the start of the residency....

    • Vietnam Forum On Lifelong Learning: Building A Learning Society

      06 Dec 2010 - 08 Dec 2010 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      Lifelong learning provides a solid framework for the sustainable development of human resource, which generates economic growth and social welfare, and enables individuals to pursue stimulating learning opportunities at all stages of their lives. The...

    • ASEF Publication Launch: "Mapping Cultural Diversity - Good Practices From Around The Globe"

      29 Nov 2010 • Paris (France)

      The ASEF, together with the German Commission for UNESCO, launched the publication "Mapping Cultural Diversity -- Good Practices From Around The Globe" at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in November 2010. The launch took place alongside the meeting...

    • 34th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Human Rights In Criminal Justice Systems

      22 Nov 2010 - 29 Nov 2010 • Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos)

      The Criminal Justice System has to carefully balance different and sometimes conflicting interests: first, the legitimate interest of the State to fight crime and maintain internal security; second, the interest of the victims of crime; and third, the...

    • 9th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference

      12 Nov 2010 - 16 Nov 2010 • Gurgaon, NCR of Delhi (India)

      The 9th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference was organised from 12 to 16 November 2010 in Gurgaon, NCR of Delhi, in collaboration with St. Mark's Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh, and supported by the Ministry of Human Resource...

    • Ignite! Festival Of Contemporary Dance

      10 Nov 2010 - 13 Nov 2010 • New Delhi (India)

      The Ignite! Festival helped to encourage a dialogue on contemporary dance between artists and practitioners from Asia and Europe through performances, master classes, and seminars. More than 40 dance practitioners and practitioners from different ASEM...

    • Asia-Europe Training Course 2010 Environmental Human Rights: A Present And Future Challenge For Youth Work

      09 Nov 2010 - 15 Nov 2010 • Seoul (Korea)

      This course was designed to develop its participants' understanding and competence in the areas of non-formal education, youth work, and environmental human rights in Asia and Europe. Twenty-nine participants were selected to attend the course, out...

    • 2nd ASEM Rectors' Conference (ARC2)

      26 Oct 2010 - 27 Oct 2010 • Seoul (Korea)

      Total number of participants: 73 high-level representatives from 51 selected universities in 28 ASEM countries and 10 higher education associations and institutions (out of 73 participants, 44 are Rectors, Presidents and Vice Chancellors of universities).

    • M.A.P. Mobile Artistic Platform: Mobile Artists' Residency

      15 Oct 2010 - 15 Nov 2010 • Bangalore (India)

      M.A.P. was a multi-disciplinary travelling residency where participating artists worked and travelled on an experimental journey to different locations in South India from October to November 2010. Together, they explored issues relating to sustainable...

    • East Meets West Film Forum And Festival

      05 Oct 2010 - 08 Oct 2010 • Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

      The East meets West Film Forum And Festival presented an opportunity for young Mongolian filmmakers to network internationally, learn more about their craft, enhance their skills and collaborate with other Asian and European film makers on joint productions...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable

      03 Oct 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      In the lead-up to the 8th ASEM Summit, ASEF organised the 5th Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable as an opportunity for 17 eminent editors and senior journalists from Asia and Europe to participate in a focused discussion on rethinking necessary international...

    • 4th Connecting Civil Societies of Asia and Europe

      01 Oct 2010 - 03 Oct 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Overview The global and regional environment in which the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) operates has changed significantly since its inception in 1996. Financial crises, terrorism, climate change, and pandemics have emerged as global threats that compound...

    • ASEF Public Health Network: 3rd Scenario-Building Workshop: Multi-sector Pandemic Planning and Response

      28 Sep 2010 - 30 Sep 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Participants of the previous two scenario-building workshops regrouped for this final three-day workshop to firm up future scenarios for multi-sector preparedness until 2040.

    • Presented At The 4th ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting In Poznan, Poland

      08 Sep 2010 - 10 Sep 2010 • Poznan (Poland)

      The portal was presented to the participants at the 4th ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting, in Poznan, Poland, 2010. The Meeting focused on the theme “Heritage and the Challenges of the Present.” The ministers welcomed

    • Asia-Europe Museum Networks (ASEMUS): 10th General Conference And 10th Anniversary

      08 Sep 2010 - 11 Sep 2010 • Paris (France)

      The General Conference, which marked the 10th Anniversary of the ASEMUS, presented an opportunity for ASEMUS members to reflect on the network's development in the last decade. Participants addressed a strategic plan to enlarge the ASEMUS network to...

    • Expert Roundtable in Preparation for the 4th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting

      02 Sep 2010 - 03 Sep 2010 • Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

      The two-day Expert Roundtable brought together academic and civil society experts from Asia and Europe to openly discuss the multi-faceted aspects of cultural heritage and the various challenges experienced. The main objective of the discussion was...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVForum) 2010 Conference: A Green Future: Asia And Europe Growing Sustainably

      01 Sep 2010 - 03 Sep 2010 • Munich (Germany)

      The ENVForum 2010 Conference took a multi-sectoral approach to the sustainable management of natural resources. It incorporated green economy, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and environmental governance perspectives to investigate current paths...

    • Asia In The Eyes Of Europe

      23 Aug 2010 - 27 Aug 2010 • Berlin (Germany)

      The "Asia in the Eyes of Europe" research project examines European public, media, and opinion leaders' perceptions of Asia. The project evolved from the on-going ASEF initiative, "The EU through the Eyes of Asia," which looks at the perceptions of the...

    • 9th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE)

      10 Aug 2010 - 07 Sep 2010 • Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

      The ninth edition of the Young Volunteers Exchange focused on the impact of the International Voluntary Services on personal and community development. The exchange brought together 17 participants with experience in the voluntary services from 15 ASEM...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue (AEYULD): Transforming Lifestyles, Designing Sustainable Cities

      26 Jul 2010 - 28 Jul 2010 • Shanghai (China)

      The AEYULD was implemented in 2008 in Madrid, Spain, as a platform for exchanging ideas and good practices to develop new ways of managing cities. It aimed to create a sustainable bi-regional network of young leaders, mainly residing in cities of ASEM...

    • Expert Meeting In Bandung, Indonesia: New Media, Civil Society And Environmental Sustainability

      19 Jul 2010 - 24 Jul 2010 • Bandung (Indonesia)

      The Expert Meeting on New Media, Civil Society and Environmental Sustainability took place in conjunction with the Nu-Substance Festival of Open Culture, Technology and Urban Ecology. It brought together seven new media professionals from Asia and...

    • 33rd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: The Regionalisation Of The World. What Does It Mean For Asia?

      13 Jul 2010 - 26 Jul 2010 • Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (The Philippines), Seoul (Korea), Shanghai (China)

      While the Westphalian world order of states faces challenges brought about by globalisation, unilateral globalisation has also revealed deficiencies that have resulted in conflicts between states and regions. Instead, regionalisation has emerged as...

    • Expert Meeting And Research Platform In Shanghai, China: New Media Workers Across Asia And Europe

      08 Jul 2010 - 11 Jul 2010 • Shanghai (China)

      The expert meeting on New Media Workers across Asia and Europe brought together 13 new media professionals from 10 ASEM countries for a dialogue on the status of the new media sector in both regions. The meeting was organised as part of a larger on-going...

    • 10th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      07 Jul 2010 - 09 Jul 2010 • Manila (The Philippines)

      The 10th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, entitled “Human Rights and Gender Equality”, was held in Manila, the Philippines, 7-9 July 2010, hosted by the by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Human Rights Center of the...

    • First Strategic Partnership Meeting

      05 Jul 2010 - 06 Jul 2010 • Singapore

      Sixteen experts met in Singapore to contribute to a strategic planning exercise for ASEF’s culture portal, The meeting explored how the website could effectively respond to the needs of civil societies and governments, as well as...

    • 16th ASEF University

      29 Jun 2010 - 10 Jul 2010 • Lodz (Poland)

      This instalment of ASEF University promoted discussion on how barriers to quality healthcare could be reduced, and how awareness on public health issues could be increased. It was an opportunity for top university students from Asia and Europe to discuss...

    • Exhibition: "A Passage to Asia: 25 Centuries of Exchanges between Asia and Europe"

      25 Jun 2010 - 10 Oct 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Supported by the ASEF, “A Passage to Asia: 25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe” showcased the treasures of 20 different countries to highlight 2,500 years of exchanges between Asia and Europe.The exhibition presented an exceptional...

    • ASEF Network For Public Health: 2nd Scenario-building Workshop: Multi-Sector Pandemic Planning and Response

      21 Jun 2010 - 23 Jun 2010 • Shanghai (China)

      Based on the outputs from the 1st scenario-building workshop, 25 high-level participants from Asia and Europe, representing a wide range of sectors, worked intensively to build up the scenarios’ logic and initiate the formulation of scenario storylines....

    • Creative Producers Initiative Network (Asia-Europe): Satellite Meeting

      14 Jun 2010 - 21 Jun 2010 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      The ASEF supported a Satellite Meeting in collaboration with the 10th edition of the Indonesian Dance Festival. The meeting sought to create an alliance that would encourage "creative producing" for independent dance/theatre stakeholders in Asia and...

    • Dialogue On Trade And Sustainable Development

      11 Jun 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The topic of this year's dialogue was "Trade Between Asia And Europe: Conflict And Convergence.” High-profile scholars and practitioners of the international trade law based in the Brussels/Geneva area, as well as a member of the WTO Appellate Body,...

    • 7th Asia-Europe Roundtable

      20 May 2010 - 21 May 2010 • Singapore

      Overview The Asia-Europe Roundtable (AER) series which was launched in 2001, is an important forum for Asia-Europe dialogue on international relations, and since 2003, on conflict management. The series aims to examine the nature of Asia and Europe,...

    • ASEF Public Health Network: Expert Meeting: Regional Integration and Infectious Diseases

      18 May 2010 - 20 May 2010 • Luxembourg

      As the two main regional organisations of the Network’s Advisory Group, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and the European Commission have confirmed their willingness to share each other’s experiences and explore areas...

    • ASEM Workshop: Enhancing ASEM Visibility Through Cultural Activities

      27 Apr 2010 - 29 Apr 2010 • Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

      The ASEM Workshop investigated the role of culture in enhancing the perception of the ASEM process. Workshop participants discussed the different perspectives and ideas from ASEM governments and civil society on how cultural activities could play a...

    • ASEM Outlook Workshop

      15 Apr 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Thirteen years after the launch of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and with the recent addition of Russia and Australia, the informal dialogue process now involves 45 countries that represent more than half the world’s GDP and two regional institutions,...

    • EUforAsia Stakeholders Roundtable: How Should The EU Package Itself To Asia?

      09 Apr 2010 • Brussels (Belgium)

      While Europe and Asia are linked through the strength of existing economic, political, social, and cultural partnerships, the understanding of the EU in Asia remains remarkably low. To help address this weakness, the co-organisers of the Europe-Asia...

    • 8th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Youth, Media and Interfaith: Sharing Knowledge, Building Trust

      05 Apr 2010 - 06 Apr 2010 • Madrid (Spain)

      Held in conjunction with the 6th ASEM Interfaith Dialogue held in Spain, the 8th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium gathered young journalists and young religious leaders from Asia and Europe to re-examine the role of the media in reporting on religion. The...

    • Research Project: Raiding The Archives

      01 Apr 2010 - 31 Dec 2010 • ASEM Countries

      What previously unknown aspects of the histories of Southeast Asia can be excavated from the audio-visual archives of the region? Where else are the fragments of the region’s histories hiding? The 6th edition of the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival,...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Education Workshop: The Impact Of The Financial Crisis On Higher Education

      25 Mar 2010 - 26 Mar 2010 • Makati City (The Philippines)

      Organised by the ASEM Education Hub, this workshop brought together 20 distinguished researchers and practitioners in the field of higher education, finance, and economics from both continents. Participants discussed the actual impact of the financial...

    • ASEF Network For Public Health: 1st Scenario-Building Workshop: Multi-Sector Pandemic Planning and Response

      23 Mar 2010 - 25 Mar 2010 • Siem Reap (Cambodia)

      Recent H1N1 virus has made the world realise that pandemics are not a myth of the distant past, but they can become a concrete, actual threat to business continuity, well-being, and survival worldwide. Dealing with pandemics is always an enormous challenge....

    • Rapporteurs' Meeting 10th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      06 Mar 2010 • Singapore

      In preparation of the upcoming 10th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, to be held on 7-9 July 2010 in Manila, the Philippines, two identified main rapporteurs will be meeting in Singapore together with the partners of the seminar series to discuss...

    • 11th Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVForum) Steering Committee Meeting

      25 Feb 2010 • Bali (Indonesia)

      The ENVforum Steering Committee gathered to plan ahead for the ENVforum 2010 Conference that was held in Munich, Germany (14-17 September). Members discussed possible workshops for the event, as well as shared ideas for ENVforum activities in 2011 and...

    • Asia-Europe Democratisation And Justice Series

      22 Feb 2010 - 23 Feb 2010 • Sofia (Bulgaria)

      The third Advisory Group meeting was held to discuss the direction of the Asia-Europe Democratisation and Justice Series, as well as partnership possibilities for future activities. In addition, the meeting focused on creating a new structural design...

    • The 6th Pointe to Point Dance Forum Follow-up Project: Breaking Point(e)

      20 Feb 2010 - 21 Mar 2010 • Lisbon (Portugal)

      The ASEF provides funding to Pointe to Point alumni artists for specific follow-up projects, so as to: - Facilitate the future development of dance research and collaboration - Deepen connections among the Asia-Europe Dance Forum participants - Assist...

    • Workshop

      18 Feb 2010 - 19 Feb 2010 • Lisbon (Portugal)

      Political financing regulation is a body of principles, rules, and procedures through which parties attempt to limit the undue influence of money in politics. In most countries state bodies such as governmental departments, national electoral commissions,...

    • International Conventions for Women’s Rights

      12 Feb 2010 • Singapore

      The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the international human rights treaty that is exclusively devoted to gender equality. It was adopted on 18 December 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and is often...

    • The 6th Pointe to Point Dance Forum Follow-up Project: Exotica

      16 Jan 2010 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The ASEF provides funding to Pointe to Point alumni artists for specific follow-up projects, so as to: - Facilitate the future development of dance research and collaboration - Deepen connections among the Asia-Europe Dance Forum participants - Assist...

    • The Final Bow

      16 Jan 2010 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The Final Bow presented an evening of film screenings, dance, and live music performances by the Bow Project artists from five countries, accompanied by a new work (Final Bow) created during their three-week residency in Thailand.

    • Public Talk: Does The EU Need A New Asia Strategy?

      12 Jan 2010 • Singapore

      The EU’s external relations with Asia are still underlined by the 2001 European Commission Communication: "Europe And Asia: A Strategic Framework For Enhanced Partnership.” This communication was released just before the events of September 11....

    • EU Through The Eyes Of Asia: 2nd Methodology Workshop

      05 Jan 2010 - 07 Jan 2010 • New Delhi (India)

      ASEF, together with its partners, organised the second in a series of three Methodology Workshops as part of the research project, "The EU through the Eyes of Asia." The workshop took place in the lead-up to the European Union Studies Association Asia-Pacific's...

    • Asia In The Eyes Of Europe

      01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2011 • ASEM Countries

      ASEF is leading a major research project, “Asia in the Eyes of Europe,” to answer this question. The two-year research project was carried out in eight EU member states and looks at the media, public, and opinion leader perceptions of Asia across...

    • The Asia-Europe Cultural Partnership Initiatives: Film

      01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010 • ASEM Countries

      The Asia-Europe Cultural Partnership Initiative: Film (AECPI: Film) was introduced to respond to the increasing growth and needs of the independent film sector. It provided funding for Asia-Europe collaborations between individuals and organisations,...

    • ENVforum Track II Series: Outlook From Copenhagen: Next Steps For Asia And Europe

      17 Dec 2009 • Brussels (Belgium)

      This policy dialogue gave an overview of some of the key questions for Asia and Europe currently discussed at the COP15, also covering the issue of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The ASEAN Environmental Education...

    • 4th ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Advisory Committee Meeting

      15 Dec 2009 - 17 Dec 2009 • Dublin (Ireland)

      At the fourth edition of the AEH Advisory Committee Meeting, 20 experts in higher education representing leading academic networks and institutions in Asia and Europe gathered to review the AEH's activities in 2009 and to outline a strategy and work...

    • ENVforum Track II Series: Institutional Set-Up Of The Reducing Emissions From Deforestation And Forest Degradation (REDD) Scheme And The Involvement Of The Private Sector

      15 Dec 2009 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      Deforestation in the tropics is believed to account for almost 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In Southeast Asia, Malaysia and Indonesia are among the countries with the highest rate of deforestation. Europe, on the other hand, is keen to reach...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network: Studies Of Regionalism In The ASEM Context

      07 Dec 2009 - 08 Dec 2009 • Singapore

      At its conference this year, the AEH's Thematic Network on Studies of Regionalism brought together 62 scholars, academics, policy researchers, and students from universities, research centres, and think-tanks from ASEM countries to examine different...

    • Connect2Culture 2009

      06 Dec 2009 - 09 Dec 2009 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      In its second year, the Connect2Culture Environment Programme brought together cultural experts from Asia and Europe for two conferences that took place alongside the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

    • 32nd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: How The EU Is Perceived In Asia

      02 Dec 2009 - 07 Dec 2009 • Manila (The Philippines), Jakarta (Indonesia), Hanoi (Vietnam)

      Asia and Europe have become increasingly interconnected over the last few decades; this is due largely to their economic, political, cultural, and historical ties to one another. Due to the deepening relationship between the two regions, it seems natural...

    • 1st ASEFUAN Dialogue On Climate Change

      24 Nov 2009 - 27 Nov 2009 • Barcelona (Spain), Madrid (Spain)

      The ASEFUAN Dialogue was attended by 70 young experts representing the 43 ASEM process members states. Participants were given the opportunity to exchange views and ideas in a series of discussions, panels, and workshops. THE ISSUE - What model of...

    • ASEF Network For Public Health: 1st Steering Committee Meeting and Seminar "Multi-Sector Pandemics Preparedness"

      16 Nov 2009 - 17 Nov 2009 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      Participants at this inaugural meeting consolidated and approved the frameworks for the Network and its partners, as well as agreed on the implementation schedules of the Network's activities for 2010.
The partners  present during the meeting...

    • Model ASEM 2009

      10 Nov 2009 - 14 Nov 2009 • Le Havre (France)

      The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN, AISBL) teamed up with one of Europe’s most prestigious political studies institutions, the Europe-Asia Campus of Sciences Po Paris in Le Havre, France, to organise its acclaimed Model ASEM Conference, building...

    • 16th Talks On The Hill: The Common Denominator: Are There Universal Values For Interfaith Dialogue?

      07 Nov 2009 - 09 Nov 2009 • Barcelona (Spain)

      With the global movement of people and information, multi-cultural societies across Asia and Europe are facing threats to social cohesion from the rise of exclusivist or even violent extremist ideologies. Of particular concern are those allegedly based...

    • 31st Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: The Establishment Of An Ombudsman Institution

      04 Nov 2009 - 13 Nov 2009 • Jakarta (Indonesia), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Hanoi (Vietnam), Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

      After Sweden in 1809 and Finland in 1919, Denmark in 1955 became the third country in the world to acquire an ombudsman. And it was from Denmark that the ombudsman institution gained a footing all over the world. From that point onwards, the institution...

    • 3rd Networking Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Conference: Understanding Voluntary Service Impact, Recognition And Policies

      29 Oct 2009 - 01 Nov 2009 • Paris (France)

      The third instalment of the Young Volunteers Conference addressed three issues: - The impact of voluntary service - Its recognition at the national and regional level - The creation and implementation of specific policies and institutional programmes...

    • ASEM Lifelong Learning Conference: Increasing Opportunities And Removing Obstacles

      29 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009 • Nha Trang (Vietnam)

      At the 2nd ASEM Education Ministers' Meeting held in Hanoi in May 2009, delegates from ASEM countries acknowledged that lifelong learning provides a stable framework for sustainable human resource development and suggested that in order to strengthen...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network On Human Security: Annual Conference

      29 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009 • Seoul (Korea)

      This two-day conference was attended by representatives of universities and research centres. Participants discussed migration as a consequence of population growth, poverty, and socio-political causes, including forced migration induced by the economic...

    • ASEM Education And Research Hub For Lifelong Learning

      29 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009 • Seoul (Korea)

      The Core Competences Workshop was held to encourage the discussion of the nature and operation of human competences from a perspective of a learning society. Core competences required for individual learners -- such as analytic, dialogic, cultural,...

    • 8th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference

      26 Oct 2009 - 30 Oct 2009 • Sønderborg (Denmark)

      The 8th edition of the AEC-NET Conference was held on the theme "The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Within the School Community." It brought together 77 educators from 55 schools to initiate and participate in collaborative information...

    • ENVforum Track II Series: Reducing Emission From Deforestation And Degradation (REDD) For Climate Change Mitigation And Biodiversity Conservation

      22 Oct 2009 • Singapore

      Climate change and biodiversity are interlinked. Biodiversity is threatened by irresponsible human activities and will be increasingly affected by the impact of climate change as some ecosystems and species are not able to adapt to the rising temperatures...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network On Intellectual Property Management

      19 Oct 2009 - 22 Oct 2009 • Alicante (Spain)

      This meeting was held to implement Phase II of the IPNet project. It consisted of an online training stint from August to September 2009 and a two-day workshop in Alicante, Spain. Participants also made a site visit to the European Commission's Office...

    • Public Talk: EU-ASEAN Co-operation In Eco-Tourism

      15 Oct 2009 • Singapore

      With a steadily growing economic partnership, EU and ASEAN entered into negotiations for a FTA in 2007, and Eco-tourism has been identified as one of the key areas for deeper cooperation. As one of the ASEAN countries looking to developing sustainable...

    • Lingua Comica Reloaded: Exhibition And Workshops

      23 Sep 2009 - 27 Sep 2009 • Bucheon (Korea)

      The Lingua Comica Reloaded exhibition was held during the Bucheon International Comics Festival 2009 at the Korea Manhwa Museum. The exhibition showcased the activities and artworks of the Lingua Comica programme, and featured a workshop with local...

    • 7th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Keeping The Faith: Reporting On Religion

      21 Sep 2009 - 22 Sep 2009 • Seoul (Korea)

      The fact is religion matters. Whether our societies are experiencing religious revival or decline, religious developments regularly make the news. In recent years, the media has been criticised for demonstrating a perceived tendency towards negativism...

    • Asia-Europe Training Course On Global Education In Local Youth Work: "Glocal" Appetiser

      13 Sep 2009 - 20 Sep 2009 • Mollina (Spain)

      This training course was held in September 2009, within the framework of the 10th University on Youth and Development. Its purpose was to help youth organisations identify and implement global education methodologies in their current activities, thus...

    • EU Through The Eyes Of Asia: Phase IV Interim Methodology Workshop

      04 Sep 2009 - 05 Sep 2009 • Singapore

      This “The EU through the Eyes of Asia" project examines perceptions of Asians towards the EU. To date, the study has been carried out in nine research locations -- China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and...

    • 8th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange: Intercultural Approaches To Environmental Sustainability

      21 Aug 2009 - 04 Sep 2009 • Singburi (Thailand)

      This exchange was created for active volunteers, staff, and Board members (aged 18-30) of voluntary service organisations involved in international projects. It gave participants a chance to familiarise themselves with environmental issues and share...

    • ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN)

      19 Aug 2009 - 23 Aug 2009 • Helsinki (Finland)

      This conference explored state-of-the-art social media in Asia and Europe and emerging trends of social media use amongst young generations in Asia and Europe.The event helped participants to build networks and share experiences with leading Finnish...

    • Meeting: Developing A Best Practices Handbook For Policing

      18 Aug 2009 - 19 Aug 2009 • Bogor (Indonesia)

      At the workshop on “Improving the Role of the Police in Asia and Europe,” participants discussed safeguards and oversight bodies as well as the relationship between the police and community. One of the main recommendations at this workshop was the...

    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network On Peace And Conflict Studies: Annual Conference

      09 Aug 2009 - 10 Aug 2009 • Seoul (Korea)

      This year's conference gathered 60 scholars and experts from universities and research centres to discuss key issues on peace and conflict studies through a series of lectures and panel discussions. Participants examined concepts of conflict resolution...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop Series (AEWS) 2010: Selection Committee Meeting

      08 Aug 2009 • Various

      The AEWS aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between Asia and Europe by supporting academic institutions to organise workshops focusing on issues affecting the two regions. Each year, a call for proposals is announced on the AEWS web site (

    • The Asia-Europe Cultural Partnership Initiative: Performing Arts

      07 Aug 2009 - 31 Dec 2010 • ASEM Countries

      The Asia-Europe Cultural Partnership Initiative was a scheme by the ASEF to encourage connections in the performing arts between Asia and Europe. From 1 February to 31 December 2010, the ASEF offered support ranging from 5,000EUR to 15,000EUR to organisations...

    • International Convention Of Asian Scholars

      06 Aug 2009 - 09 Aug 2009 • Daejeon (Korea)

      Held in conjunction with the sixth edition of the International Convention of Asia Scholars, the Panel Dialogue aimed to generate ideas for the ASEF's project to measure perceptions of Asia in the European Union, titled "Asia in the Eyes of Europe." The...

    • The 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp: Moved, Mutated And Disturbed Identities

      05 Jul 2009 - 19 Jul 2009 • Luxembourg

      The 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp was a year-long programme run in two phases; it brought together 18 Asian and European visual artists who were selected through an open call for applications. In the first phase, the artistsmet in Luxembourg for a two-week...

    • Connect2Culture: Art, Culture and Climate Change Follow-up Projects

      01 Jul 2009 - 01 Aug 2010 • Asia and Europe

      In 2009, the Connect2Culture programme supported collaborative multi-disciplinary projects on art and environment between Asia and Europe which followed up on the ideas and recommendations resulting from the ASEM Dialogue on Arts, Culture and Climate...

    • 15th ASEF University

      29 Jun 2009 - 10 Jul 2009 • Wanju, Jeonbuk Province (Korea)

      For the 15th instalment of ASEF University, participants attended lectures and workshops on the theme "Migration And Multi-Cultural Societies: Opportunities And Challenges." CONTEXT There are now about 192 million people living outside their place...

    • ASEM Education And Research Hub For Lifelong Learning: Conference For Teachers And Trainers

      29 Jun 2009 - 30 Jun 2009 • Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)

      This conference, themed "Teachers And Trainers In Lifelong Learning: Professional Development In Asia And Europe," consisted of discussions and workshops on the following topics: - Future competences of persons working in lifelong learning - Pathways...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) 7th Roundtable

      27 Jun 2009 - 30 Jun 2009 • Hayama (Japan)

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) 7th Roundtable aimed to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue from both Asia and Europe and to provide useful inputs to relevant policy processes in the domain of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It intended...

    • ASEF Network For Public Health: Partners' Meeting

      25 Jun 2009 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      Representatives of six key organisations, identified as core partners for the  Network through a consultation process, attended the first Partners’ Meeting. This served as an opportunity to present ASEF’s initial work in public health and to discuss...

    • Public Panel

      19 Jun 2009 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      The ESiA Network Public Panel was held to launch the ESiA network’s flagship project "The EU Through The Eyes Of Asia" in Malaysia. The project examines the perceptions of Asians towards the EU with feedback drawn from public opinion surveys, media...

    • EU Through The Eyes Of Asia 1st Methodology Workshop

      16 Jun 2009 - 19 Jun 2009 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      ASEF, together with its partners, organised the first in a series of three Methodology Workshops as part of the research project, "The EU through the Eyes of Asia." The Asia-wide research project is a major academic collaboration to measure media,...

    • ASEM Education And Research Hub For Lifelong Learning

      16 Jun 2009 - 19 Jun 2009 • Riga (Latvia)

      This meeting was held to plan activities that would match the network's adopted recommendations. For the meeting, the network gathered experts from eight countries -- China, Denmark, Finland, France, Latvia, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand -- to discuss...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Roundtable

      10 Jun 2009 - 12 Jun 2009 • Letterkenny (Ireland), Derry (Ireland)

      Thirty-five practitioners and experts from Asia and Europe gathered in Letterkenny and Derry, Ireland, for a dialogue on the different types of minority conflicts, focusing in particular on “frozen conflicts” -- cases where the cessation of open...

    • 10th Human Rights Steering Committee Meeting

      05 Jun 2009 • Singapore

      The Steering Committee, which is composed of representatives from the organisers as well as the governments of China, Indonesia and the European Commission, met in Singapore to set-up and design the main architecture for the 10th event in the series,...

    • ASEM Initiative For The Rapid Containment Of Pandemic Influenza: Launching Ceremony

      25 May 2009 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The Launching Ceremony was opened with remarks by key speakers from ASEF and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Vietnam respectively, The event was followed by the symbolic handover of an inventory list, presented to the Vietnamese Foreign...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Seminar: Moving Towards A Post-Crisis World

      23 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The current global financial and economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression, with wide ranging political and social implications. Beyond ongoing national responses, there is recognition that enhanced international co-operation is urgently...

    • Public Lecture: Regional Economic Co-Operation: Ten Years Of Monetary Union In Europe, Evolution And Challenges For Co-Operation In East Asia

      23 May 2009 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This lecture consisted of two presentations titled "The Euro After 10 Years: Achievements, Challenges, And Implications For Asia" and "Regional Co-Operation In East Asia: Evolution And Challenges." The presentations were conducted by Klaus Regling,...

    • Asia-Europe Training For Youth Leaders

      17 May 2009 - 24 May 2009 • Budapest (Hungary)

      This training course was designed to develop the competences of 30 youth trainers, leaders, and workers in developing Asia-Europe youth projects with a human rights education component. COURSE - Experiential learning - Taking into account participants'...

    • 2nd ASEM Conference Of Ministers Responsible For Education

      14 May 2009 - 15 May 2009 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The second edition of the ASEM Conference gathered ministers and high-level officials responsible for education from 35 countries in Asia and Europe. The ASEF was one of the few international organisations represented at the conference, with a delegation...

    • Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers' Forum: Creative Economies

      11 May 2009 - 18 May 2009 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      The theme of the 2009 Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers' Forum was "Creative Economies," and it brought together 23 photographers and eight facilitators from Asia and Europe to explore the importance of photography in light of the current global financial...

    • Competing Crises: An Asia-Europe Response To The Economic Crisis And Its Impact On Climate Change

      06 May 2009 • Budapest (Hungary)

      The public panel aimed to propose and assess innovative responses and ideas to position Climate Change at the forefront of the global political agenda during the global recession. The idea of using the current economic crisis and the financial stimulus...

    • Lingua Comica Reloaded: Collaborations

      01 May 2009 - 23 Feb 2010 •

      In 2006, the ASEF launched Lingua Comica, an exchange programme for artists working with comics and graphic novels. Since then, three editions of Lingua Comica have been organised: in Singapore (2006), London (2007), and Kyoto (2008). Over 60 artists...

    • 30th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      30 Apr 2009 - 15 Jun 2009 • Seoul (Korea), Hanoi (Vietnam), Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (The Philippines), Tokyo (Japan)

      The introduction of the euro in January 1999 changed Europe and the international monetary system. The first decade of the euro has been a huge success. But challenges have been mounting at the same time. Klaus Regling, one of the key figures in implementing...

    • 14th Talks On The Hill: Informal Advisory Group Meeting The Future Of The Dialogue Of Cultures And Civilisations

      19 Apr 2009 - 21 Apr 2009 • Davao City (The Philippines)

      Religion is and will continue to be a powerful element in the tensions and polarisation between and within societies with differing cultural and religious values. Tensions where religion is invoked, either in its own right or as a proxy for political...

    • ESiA Interim Advisory Group Meeting And Public Seminar

      12 Mar 2009 • Macau S.A.R. (China)

      The Interim Advisory Group Meeting was held to address the following discussion points: - ESiA Phase III wrap up, Beginning of Phase IV and a future revisit
- Book Launch series- ESiA Young Academic Workshop series
- Brussels briefing
- Publications...

    • 9th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      18 Feb 2009 - 20 Feb 2009 • Strasbourg (France)

      The 9th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, entitled “Human Rights in Criminal Justice Systems”, was held in Strasbourg, France, 18th-20th February, 2009.

    • Asia-Europe Training For Trainers

      11 Feb 2009 - 17 Feb 2009 • Tokyo (Japan)

      In this programme, participants explored the role of middle- and long-term voluntary service in today's society. They exchanged ideas on youth empowerment and examined case studies on the relationship between voluntary service, youth empowerment, and...

    • 29th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Transition To Sustainability Through Cooperation

      05 Feb 2009 - 13 Feb 2009 • Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (The Philippines)

      The Regional Environment Centre (REC) is an international organisation that assists with global environmental and sustainable living initiatives and solutions. It has gained experience by implementing more than 4,000 projects (valued at 138 million...

    • ASEM Seminar: Preserving And Promoting The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions: Sharing Asian And European Experiences

      15 Dec 2008 - 16 Dec 2008 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The European Commission and Vietnamese authorities jointly organised an ASEM seminar on the theme "Preserving And Promoting The Diversity Of Cultural Expressions." Over 100 officials, decision-makers, and representatives of civil society active in the...

    • 7th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference

      12 Dec 2008 - 16 Dec 2008 • Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)

      The 7th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference, with the theme “Achievements, Visibility and Sustainability of the Asia-Europe Classroom Network” was organised in collaboration with the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO from 12 to 16 December...

    • 13th Talks On The Hill: Ethnicity, Race And Politics

      11 Dec 2008 - 12 Dec 2008 • Singapore

      The majority of countries in Asia and Europe are ethnically heterogeneous, in the sense that minorities constitute more than five per-cent of the total population. Even in countries with relative ethnic homogeneity, the last 20 years of rapid globalisation...

    • ENVforum Track II Series: Towards Integrated Adaptation And Mitigation In Agriculture Official Side Event Of The UNFCCC COP (Conference of the Parties) 14

      04 Dec 2008 • Poznan (Poland)

      With the adoption of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC, 1992) and the Kyoto Protocol (1997), climate change has been internationally recognised as an anthropogenic (man-made) problem with significant long-term economic,...

    • Workshop: Improving The Role Of The Police

      03 Dec 2008 - 04 Dec 2008 • Delhi (India)

      As part of the Asia-Europe Democratisation and Justice Series of workshops, this event was held to deepen discussions on safeguards and oversight bodies, as well as the relationship between the police and the community. Participants from oversight institutions...

    • Fighting Corruption In Asia-Pacific: Strategies For Business, Government, And Civil Society

      26 Nov 2008 - 28 Nov 2008 • Singapore

      This conference provided an opportunity to address the supply of corruption, from the perspectives of the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. Participants consisted of experts from the region, and through a combination of plenary sessions...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network On Lifelong Learning

      24 Nov 2008 - 27 Nov 2008 • Beijing (China)

      The AEH Thematic Network on Lifelong Learning held its Advisory Board Meeting, where Vice-Rectors, deans, and heads of departments of the Hub member universities, Advisory Board members, and research co-ordinators met to discuss how the relationship...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network On Peace And Conflict Studies

      18 Nov 2008 - 19 Nov 2008 • Banda Aceh (Indonesia)

      The AEH organised its Annual Conference on the theme "Locals, Outsiders, And Conflict." The conference gathered about 60 participants from Asian and European universities and research centres. Its purpose was to provide a platform for participants to...

    • 11th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium: 1st Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue

      10 Nov 2008 - 16 Nov 2008 • Madrid (Spain)

      The 1st Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue brought together 44 motivated young urban leaders and forward-looking professionals from ASEM member countries. The main outcomes of the Dialogue were the Madrid Declaration -- a document in which participants...

    • Lingua Comica 3: Asia-Europe Dialogue Through Comics

      08 Nov 2008 - 16 Nov 2008 • Kyoto (Japan)

      Lingua Comica 3 brought together 14 emerging comics artists from ASEM countries. They were paired in Asian-European teams, where they collaborated for two months via the internet and met for eight days of intensive work in Kyoto, Japan. Through the...

    • 27th and 28th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Perspectives On Freedom Of Expression

      06 Nov 2008 - 14 Nov 2008 • Nakhon Pathom (Thailand), Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta (Indonesia)

      The 8th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights held in September 2008 in Siem Reap, Cambodia centred on the theme “Freedom of Expression.” Countries in Asia and Europe are converging around the principle of freedom of expression, recognising not...

    • 26th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Stories From Borders And Stories Of Borders

      03 Nov 2008 - 13 Nov 2008 • Athens (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania), Nicosia (Cyprus), London (United Kingdom), Belfast (Ireland)

      In the 26th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour series, academic and human rights activist Sriprapha Petcharamesree shared true-life stories from Asia and Europe, and reflected on the concepts of borders and frontiers both from legal and political perspectives....

    • Workshop On Protecting The Whistleblowers: Asian And European Perspectives

      30 Oct 2008 - 02 Nov 2008 • Athens (Greece)

      For action against corruption to be successful, the involvement of the community and non-governmental actors is crucial. Debates in parliaments over legal protection for whistleblowers are growing across Asia and Europe. Persecution of whistleblowers...

    • 1st ASEM Rectors' Conference (ARC1)

      27 Oct 2008 - 29 Oct 2008 • Berlin (Germany)

      The 1st ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ASEM RC) themed “Between Tradition and Reform: Universities in Asia and Europe” held in Berlin, Germany from 27 to 29 October 2008 brought together ninety-eight (98) Asian and European leaders of higher education...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable

      22 Oct 2008 - 23 Oct 2008 • Bejing (China)

      This meeting brought together27 editors and senior journalists from leading print and broadcast media to exchange perspectives on current issues relevant to both Asia and Europe. It consisted of two discussion sessions on the role and impact of Asian...

    • 3rd Connecting Civil Societies Of Asia And Europe

      17 Oct 2008 - 18 Oct 2008 • Beijing (China)

      The 3rd instalment of the Connecting Civil Society’s conference aimed to prepare a report on an economic and social agenda for the future of ASEM based on expert analyses and multi-stakeholder consultation. The conference brought together over 50...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) Thematic Network On Human Security: Annual Conference And Annual Partners' Co-Ordination Meeting

      15 Oct 2008 - 17 Oct 2008 • Madrid (Spain)

      The AEH Thematic Network On Human Security organised its Annual Conference on the theme "Global Warming And Climate Change," to introduce Asian and European perspectives on pressing issues related to world global development and security. Experts and...

    • Asia-Europe Training For Young Volunteers: Volunteering As A Tool For Mutual Understanding

      09 Oct 2008 - 15 Oct 2008 • Ha Long (Vietnam)

      This training programme helped to groom young "multipliers" to work on issues related to mutual understanding between volunteers in Asia and Europe. Participants not only gained training expertise, but were also encouraged to exchange best practices...

    • Dialogue on Arts, Culture & Climate Change

      09 Oct 2008 - 12 Oct 2008 • Beijing (China)

      Participants at the dialogue investigated the role of culture and the arts in helping Asia and Europe deal with climate change issues. The focus was on raising awareness about climate change and sustainable living in cultural and arts communities in...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Roundtable: Evaluation Meeting

      03 Oct 2008 - 04 Oct 2008 • Singapore

      This meeting brought together 10 experts to discuss and evaluate the Asia-Europe Roundtable (AER) series in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. The evaluation was outsourced to an external consultant and the findings—along with suggestions for...

    • Model ASEM 2008

      25 Sep 2008 - 27 Sep 2008 • Beijing (China)

      The third edition of Model ASEM was held in Beijing, China.  135 students and recent graduates from 38 ASEM member states attended the event. The event was organised by ASEF in support of the 7th ASEM Summit and shared the same theme: "Vision And...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) ENVforum 6th Roundtable

      18 Sep 2008 - 19 Sep 2008 • Dublin (Ireland)

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) 6th Roundtable was held from 18 – 19 September in Dublin, Ireland. The roundtable which addresses about 40 specially-invited participants from the countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) focused on the...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Music Camp

      15 Sep 2008 - 28 Sep 2008 • Hanoi (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Jakarta (Indonesia), Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

      The 5th Asia-Europe Music Camp mixed music, sounds, and cultures by presenting the very first Cracking Bamboo International Percussion Festival. Cracking Bamboo was attended by up to 40 young musicians, composers, students, and musicologists from Asia...

    • 12th Talks On The Hill: Co-Ordinating An Asia-Europe Response To Troubled States

      04 Sep 2008 - 07 Sep 2008 • Singapore

      Asia and Europe have on occasion taken divergent approaches towards governments that have been labelled uncooperative or "recalcitrant" by the international community. These troubled states are often characterised by authoritarian leaderships, with...

    • Mini Summit on New Media Art Policy & Practice

      24 Jul 2008 - 26 Jul 2008 • Singapore

      The Mini Summit on New Media Art Policy and Practice, held in partnership with International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2008), gathered 54 artists, researchers, and policy makers from 26 countries in [location] to develop an overview of the key...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp

      22 Jul 2008 - 29 Jul 2008 • Singapore

      The 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp focused on gaming and the nature of our contemporary ludic culture. It also examined the psychology of gaming and theories of gaming: as tools for social development and awareness, real-life situation simulations, artificial...

    • ASEF Youth Partnerships 2008: 19th International Youth Forum

      15 Jul 2008 - 22 Jul 2008 • Seoul (Korea)

      The 19th International Youth Forum was held to focus on current global issues that aggravate the living circumstances of human beings, and to examine how Asian and European youth -- as leaders of the future -- could contribute and participate in the...

    • Symposium: "The New Asian Hemisphere"

      03 Jul 2008 • Singapore

      In his book "The New Asian Hemisphere," academic Kishore Mahbubani argued that Asia is returning to the position that it occupied on the world stage before the rise of the West, and called for a new global partnership. His controversial book has attracted...

    • Asia-Europe Partnership In The Field Of Training: Intercultural Learning, Methods, And Techniques In Asia-Europe Youth Projects

      02 Jul 2008 - 09 Jul 2008 • Predeal (Romania)

      This training course was a follow-up to an earlier course for trainers held in December 2007, titled "Asia-Europe Training For Trainers On Intercultural Learning." The aim of this course was to empower youth trainers with the knowledge and skills that...

    • ASEM Youth Dialogue: 2nd Asia-Europe Youth Interfaith Dialogue

      23 Jun 2008 - 27 Jun 2008 • Bandung (Indonesia)

      Following the success of the 1st Asia-Europe Youth Interfaith Dialogue held in Spain in 2006, the ASEF held the 2nd Asia-Europe Youth Interfaith Dialogue to discuss the further development of closer interfaith youth co-operation between Asia and Europe. The...

    • ASEF Lecture

      11 Jun 2008 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Maruah Singapore organised the lecture "An ASEAN Human Rights body: A Milestone in the 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?" by Prof. Dr. Vitit Muntarbhorn on 11 June 2008.

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum

      05 Jun 2008 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      Steering Committee Meeting

    • 6th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Interfaith Reporting in the Advent of New Media: Exercising Rights and Responsibilities

      01 Jun 2008 - 02 Jun 2008 • Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

      For the 6th ASEF Journalists’ Colloquium, 14 editors, columnists, and journalists from media organisations in Asia and Europe attended the informal, closed-door meeting. The two-day Colloquium was held in three sessions. The first session kicked...

    • 25th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      21 May 2008 - 30 May 2008 • Tallinn (Estonia), Brussels (Belgium), Kaunas (Lithuania), Dublin (Ireland), Riga (Latvia)

      Over the past two decades, initiatives to implement sustainable development have been undertaken all over the world. However, incorporating the environment into the larger framework of development remains a major challenge, and this incorporation is...

    • Asia-Europe Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AEYNSD)

      20 May 2008 - 24 May 2008 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      The AEYNSD held its 1st Steering Committee Meeting to tackle in detail the network's five-year strategic plan. Through the meeting, it finalised its organisational structure and several network and operational policies, which would help the network...

    • Asia Soft Launch Of The Culture360 Web Portal

      19 May 2008 • Seoul (Korea)

      The second soft launch of the culture360 portal was held as an event under the Asian Performing Arts Forum, organised by the Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS). Itfeatured a panel discussion on the "Cultural Mapping Issue Of Asian Performing Art,"...

    • Europe Soft Launch Of The Culture360 Web Portal

      15 May 2008 • Ljubljana (Slovenia)

      The Europe soft launch of the culture360 portal was held as an event under the Spring Plenary Meeting by the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM). The launch featured a panel discussion held with IETM and Bunker, the local organiser...

    • Presentation Of The Culture360 Web Portal

      21 Apr 2008 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      A new web portal -- culture360 -- was presented at the ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting. culture360 is the only multidisciplinary arts and cultural online tool focused specifically on Asia and Europe. It is a platform for information, collaboration,...

    • European Studies In Asia Network

      18 Apr 2008 • Singapore, Singapore

      ASEF, in partnership with the NUS European Studies Programme, launched the publication, "The EU Through The Eyes Of Asia: Media, Public And Elite Perceptions In China, Japan, Korea, Singapore And Thailand." The publication presents the findings of...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop Series (AEWS) 2008/2009: Selection Committee Meeting

      15 Apr 2008 • Leiden (The Netherlands)

      The AEWS aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between Asia and Europe by supporting academic institutions to organise workshops focusing on issues affecting the two regions. Each year, a call for proposals is announced on the AEWS web site (

    • 24th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: An Assessment of EU Policy Towards Asia

      24 Mar 2008 - 03 Apr 2008 • Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong (China), Macau S.A.R. (China)

      The 24th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour series was delivered by Fraser Cameron, a former European Commission advisor and well-known policy analyst, author, and commentator on EU affairs. KEY ISSUES Dr Cameron outlined the EU’s collective approach towards...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Art Camp

      21 Mar 2008 - 30 Mar 2008 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The 5th Asia-Europe Art Camp saw 22 emerging artists from 19 countries in Asia and Europe gathering in Bangkok to explore the possibility of connecting new media art practices to the relational aesthetic concept. Two artistic advisers, Noraset Vaisayakul...

    • 23rd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Transitional Justice And Human Rights

      06 Mar 2008 - 18 Mar 2008 • Strasbourg (France), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Bucharest (Romania), Trnava (Slovakia)

      The 23rd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour was delivered by Kassie Neou, President of the Peace and Development Institute in Cambodia. The lecture focused on approaches of transitional justice in Cambodia and the present status of such a process. The talk addressed...

    • 22nd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      04 Feb 2008 - 15 Feb 2008 • Warsaw (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cork (Ireland)

      Organised by ASEF, the Lecture Tour featured prominent Hong Kong academic Dr. Kenneth Chan, who presented the findings of a study carried out on the perceptions of the EU in China. The research examined the media, public, and opinion leader perceptions...

    • ASEF Youth Partnerships 2008

      27 Jan 2008 - 31 Jan 2008 • Seoul (Korea)

      This conference was held to encourage better co-operation among young volunteers and volunteer organisations under the framework of Asia-Europe co-operation. Thirty participants between 18 and 30 years old from ASEM member countries participated in...

    • The Impact Of Ageing: A Common Challenge For Europe And Asia

      25 Jan 2008 • Singapore

      The Asia Research Institute and the ASEF jointly launched the book "The Impact of Ageing - A Common Challenge for Europe and Asia" by Gabriele Sinigoj and Gavin Jones at the ASEF premises. In a rare European-Asian interdisciplinary collaboration, world-renowned...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Film Meeting

      24 Jan 2008 - 31 Jan 2008 • Brussels (Belgium), Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

      The 6th Asia-Europe Film Meeting provided opportunities for emerging producers to create a solid international network and gain expertise on how to present their projects in the international marketplace. About 20 film producers from 15 ASEM countries...

    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network On Intellectual Property Management: Inaugural Conference

      17 Dec 2007 - 18 Dec 2007 • Alicante (Spain)

      This conference brought together 21 experts in higher education co-operation, representing leading academic networks and institutions in Asia and Europe, to focus on the following tasks: - Review the ASEM Education Hub activities in 2007 and outline...

    • Dialogue Of Cultures And Civilisations: Ancient Civilisations, New Beginnings

      10 Dec 2007 - 12 Dec 2007 • Paris (France)

      This conference was held to commemorate the ASEF's 10th anniversary, and it was an occasion to address key areas of concern, such as racism and xenophobia, the relationship between religion and the state, the impact of the media, and the relationship...

    • Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training: Independent Cultural Centres

      09 Dec 2007 - 15 Dec 2007 • Paris (France)

      In the past two decades, arts and cultural centres have sprung up all over Asia and Europe. These places are created and managed by people who come from different backgrounds and, in many cases, have not received formal arts management training. However,...

    • Democratisation And Justice Series: Advisory Group Meeting

      03 Dec 2007 - 04 Dec 2007 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      This first meeting of the Asia-Europe Democratisation And Justice series involved experts from non-government organisations, think tanks, the academe, and regional institutions, as well as former policy makers. Participants explored how best to promote...

    • European Studies In Asia Network: "EU Through The Eyes Of Asia" Phase III

      03 Dec 2007 - 05 Dec 2007 • Manila (The Philippines)

      At this workshop, European studies academics representing Vietnam National University, Universitas Indonesia (UI), and Ateneo de Manila University convened to train for the implementation of a new phase of the “EU Through The Eyes Of Asia”...

    • Asia-Europe Training For Trainers 2007: Exploring Dimensions Of Understanding And Participation

      01 Dec 2007 - 07 Dec 2007 • Tallinn (Estonia)

      For this training programme, 26 participants and six trainers gathered to explore the necessary skills required to implement voluntary service projects and stimulate active participation, especially among youths. The participants represented 23 ASEM...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum): 5th Roundtable

      28 Nov 2007 - 30 Nov 2007 • Shenzhen (China)

      The 5th instalment of the ENVforum's roundtable meeting gathered 36 participants and observers from ASEM member countries to discuss environmental management in urban environments. The forum also featured a scenario-building workshop led by moderators...

    • 21st Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Access To Justice And Public Empowerment

      25 Nov 2007 - 06 Dec 2007 • Delhi (India), Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Jakarta (Indonesia)

      This instalment of the Asia-Europe Lecture Tour series addressed the issue of citizens' access to justice as a prerequisite for the proper functioning of a democratic society. Participants were given an insight to the Central European experience of...

    • Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2007

      18 Nov 2007 - 24 Nov 2007 • Cork (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland)

      The Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2007 brought together a group of 20 emerging photographers and photography curators from 18 ASEM countries for “Future Image” from 18th-24th November, 2007 in Cork and Dublin, Ireland. Here, they learned...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Dance Forum

      13 Nov 2007 - 24 Nov 2007 • Beijing (China), Guizhou (China)

      The 5th edition of Pointe to Point, Asia-Europe Dance Forum in Beijing & Guizhou Province, China from 13th-24th November, 2007, explored the relationships between tradition and contemporary, dance in urban and rural contexts, as well as the interaction...

    • ASEM Youth Dialogue 2007

      10 Nov 2007 - 17 Nov 2007 • Mindoro (The Philippines)

      The dialogue was attended by 43 youth leaders from 23 ASEM member countries, all of whom were actively involved in local sustainable development initiatives. Participants discussed sustainable consumption and production in relation to climate change,...

    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network On Human Security: Inaugural Conference

      07 Nov 2007 - 11 Nov 2007 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      The three-day conference revolved on the theme "Energy Security: Visions From Asia And Europe", which gathered 21 representatives from 18 universities and research institutes from 15 ASEM member countries. Participants exchanged views on the policy...

    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network on Regionalism Studies (RASEM): Inaugural Conference

      25 Oct 2007 - 27 Oct 2007 • Lyon (France)

      This conference consisted of an international colloquium on regionalism, regionalisation, development, and transition in the EU and in Asia, as well as a business meeting to discuss the network's structure and future directions. The key objectives...

    • 2nd Conference For Young Political Leaders

      24 Oct 2007 - 28 Oct 2007 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      This conference brought together 73 representatives from 29 ASEM member countries, to facilitate interaction and dialogue among the next generation of leaders from Asia and Europe. Participants exchanged views on the following themes: - Migration -...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Comics Project

      20 Oct 2007 - 24 Oct 2007 • London (United Kingdom)

      The 2nd Asia-Europe Comics Project, LINGUA COMICA, was held in London from 20th-24th October, 2007. ASEF joined hands with COMICA (the London International Comics Festival) to bring together 14 emerging graphic novelists from 14 ASEM countrie. The participants...

    • 11th Talks On The Hill

      07 Oct 2007 - 09 Oct 2007 • Auschwitz (Poland)

      This meeting was convened to discuss the importance of history in promoting reconciliation between communities in Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on the role of history education. It brought together 12 participants from diverse backgrounds,...

    • 8th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      26 Sep 2007 - 28 Sep 2007 • Siem Reap (Cambodia)

      The 8th Informal Seminar on Human Rights, entitled “Freedom of Expression”, was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 26t-28th September, 2007. Countries in Asia and Europe are converging around the principle of freedom of expression, recognising not only...

    • ASEF Lecture

      21 Sep 2007 • Singapore

      Ethics and Values in a Digital Age

    • ASEF Lecture

      21 Sep 2007 • Singapore

      Ethics and Values in a Digital Age

    • ASEMUS 2007: Virtual Collection Of Masterpieces

      13 Sep 2007 • Yongin City (Korea)

      The Virtual Collection of Masterpieces (VCM) is a web-based selection of images and accompanying information on Asian masterpieces from Asian and European museums. With around 1,000 masterpieces contributed by over 50 leading museums in Asia and Europe,...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange

      11 Sep 2007 - 02 Oct 2007 • Paris (France)

      Established in 2001, The Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange aims to foster mutual understanding, co-operation, and exchange between voluntary service organisations in Asia and Europe, in order to promote increased knowledge transfer between the two...

    • Asia-Europe Colloquy on University Co-operation Series

      05 Sep 2007 - 06 Sep 2007 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)


    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network On Peace And Conflict Studies

      31 Aug 2007 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      For its meeting, the Network's Advisory Board gathered a select group of academic experts and resource persons to outline a roadmap for the Network's projects and activities. Participants were asked to develop a strategy towards a growing partnership...

    • 14th ASEF University: Commemorative Edition

      31 Aug 2007 - 07 Sep 2007 • Madrid (Spain)

      For this instalment of the ASEF University, the ASEF organised a week-long series of projects in celebration of the ASEF's 10th anniversary. Among the event highlights was the academic conference "Achieving Human Security: Inter-regional Co-operation...

    • ASEF Youth Connections 2007: Young People For Development Annual Training Programme 2007

      14 Jul 2007 - 22 Jul 2007 • Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Siem Reap (Cambodia)

      The fifth instalment of the Annual Training Programme was attended by 60 young leaders who represented local communities and youth social and non-governmental organisations in ASEM member countries, as well as ASEM government officers involved in youth-related...

    • ASEF Youth Partnerships 2007: Asia-Europe Youth Volunteer Team-Building Partnerships (AEVTP)

      10 Jul 2007 - 01 Nov 2007 • Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan)

      The AEVTP project consisted of international youth work camps and research on the following themes: - HIV/AIDS - The environment - Human rights - Conflict resolution The project was carried out in four stages: - An orientation meeting in Paris,...

    • 5th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Deepening Interfaith Dialogue For Peace And Development Through The Media

      17 Jun 2007 - 18 Jun 2007 • Nanjing (China)

      The 5th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium brought together 13 senior editors, columnists, and correspondents from Asia and Europe to discuss their perspectives on the complexities surrounding inter-religious differences and commonalities, and their socio-political...

    • ASEF Youth Partnerships 2007

      14 Jun 2007 - 15 Jun 2007 • Madrid (Spain)

      The ASEF Youth Partnerships Seminar on Vocational Training Related to Restoration of the Cultural Heritage and the Environment was held in Madrid, Spain form 14th-15th June, 2007. It was organised in the framework of ASEF Youth Partnerships 2007 and Madrid...

    • ASEF Youth Partnerships 2007: Seminar On Vocational Training Related To Restoration Of The Cultural Heritage And The Environment

      14 Jun 2007 - 15 Jun 2007 • Madrid (Spain)

      The ASEF Youth Partnerships seminar gathered 46 experts involved in work with youth, cultural heritage, and environmental preservation from 25 ASEM member countries. The partners at the seminar expressed interest in incorporating the experience of...

    • I'mPULSE Clandestino, 4th Asia-Europe Music Camp

      02 Jun 2007 - 10 Jun 2007 • Gothenburg (Sweden)

      ASEF presented I'mPULSE Clandestino, the 4th Asia-Europe Music Camp from 2nd-10th June, 2007 on the sidelines of the Clandestino Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. I'mPULSE is a programme of ASEF designed to provide a platform for young people to exchange...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar

      26 May 2007 - 27 May 2007 • Hamburg (Germany)

      This instalment of the Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar was one of the ASEF's 10th anniversary events. The seminar brought together 25 foreign desk editors, correspondents, and reporters from 21 Asian and European countries. Among the journalists invited...

    • Asia-Europe Training For Trainers On Intercultural Learning

      25 May 2007 - 31 May 2007 • Manila (The Philippines)

      This training session brought together 28 representatives of youth organisations in 22 ASEM countries to develop skills and exchange best practices on intercultural learning. Participants attended workshops on the following topics: - Culture and cultural...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Roundtable: Sustaining The Peace Through Post-Conflict Reconstruction

      23 May 2007 - 25 May 2007 • Singapore

      In the resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations and agreements are necessary for lasting peace. However, co-ordinated and participatory post-conflict reconstruction efforts are required to ensure that the peace process does not revert to conflict. The...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum): Global Climate Change Policy After 2012

      22 Apr 2007 - 23 Apr 2007 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      The Asia-Europe Environment Forum Panel, “Global Climate Change Policy after 2012 - ASEM's Contribution”, was held on 23rd April, 2007 in the European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen, Denmark and was a side-event to the ASEM Environment Ministerial...

    • ASEF Lecture

      19 Apr 2007 • Singapore

      This lecture highlighted the stony path from the Nuremberg Trial 60 years ago -- when some of those primarily responsible for the war and war crimes in Germany had to answer for their actions -- to the establishment of the International Criminal Court...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop Series (AEWS) 2007/2008: Selection Committee Meeting

      19 Apr 2007 • Leiden (The Netherlands)

      At this meeting, six workshops were selected for AEWS 2007/2008: - Transboundary Environmental Management In Asia And Europe (Kyoto, Japan, 5-7 December 2007) - Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: Defining Irregular Migrants In Europe And Asia...

    • Database On Education Exchange Programmes (DEEP) 2007: Website Launch

      13 Apr 2007 - 30 Dec 1999 • Singapore

      DEEP was formally launched on 13 April 2007 in Singapore as one of the events commemorating the ASEF's 10th Anniversary. About 60 guests attended the launch, including representatives of Singapore's higher education institutions and students from local...

    • European Studies In Asia Network: EU Through The Eyes Of Asia (ESiA) Phase 2

      13 Mar 2007 - 16 Mar 2007 • Singapore

      Phase 2 of the ESiA project was carried out in two parts. First, the ASEF organised a one-day preparatory meeting to plan ESiA's upcoming workshop in Manila, Philippines. Following which, the organisers held a three-day methodology workshop to train...

    • ASEF Lecture

      06 Mar 2007 • Singapore

      This was the inaugural lecture of the ASEF's Democratisation And Justice Series; the lecture topic was timely because it coincided with the drafting of the ASEAN Charter. Speaker Kevin Boyle discussed the link between human rights protection and other...

    • 18th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      05 Mar 2007 - 16 Mar 2007 • Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Mindanao (The Philippines)

      In this lecture, speaker IIze Brands Kehris discussed how migration for both humanitarian and economic reasons was accelerating the pace of demographic change in various countries. She also provided an analysis of policies tailored towards illegal and...

    • Model ASEM 2007

      28 Feb 2007 • Manila, The Philippines

      The second Model ASEM simulation was held in Manila, Philippines, on 28 February 2007. The conference was co-organised by the ASEF University Alumni Network and the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman. The event...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Young Parliamentarians Meeting

      26 Feb 2007 - 02 Mar 2007 • The Hague (The Netherlands)

      This meeting saw over 50 young parliamentarians from more than 25 ASEM countries and the European Parliament gathering in The Hague to exchange views on the theme, “Towards An Asia-Europe Partnership." Participants discussed the shifting paradigms...

    • Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      12 Feb 2007 - 27 Feb 2007 • Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), Dublin (Ireland), London (United Kingdom), Berlin (Germany), Warsaw (Poland), The Hague (The Netherlands)

      The 19th and 20th instalments of the Lecture Tour series featured two high-profile speakers who travelled and delivered their presentations in tandem in Asian and European cities. Bernhard Zepter provided the European perspective, and his lecture explained...

    • 10th Talks On The Hill

      28 Jan 2007 - 30 Jan 2007 • Singapore

      The Talks on the Hill meeting series adopts a closed-door, intensive brainstorming meeting format, run on a set of ground rules aimed at encouraging open and frank discussion. More important, this series brings together participants from different professional...

    • 1st Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights and the Rule of Law

      01 Jan 2007 • Lund (Sweden)

      The 1st Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights and the Rule of Law, entitled ‘Administration of Justice,’ was conducted in Lund, Sweden from 11th-13th December, 1997. It was organized in conjunction with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Sweden) and...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH): 1st Advisory Committee Meeting

      14 Dec 2006 - 15 Dec 2006 • Singapore

      This meeting was held for the AEH's Advisory Committee to develop a roadmap for the Hub's activities. The AEH is a multidimensional platform for co-operation among universities, higher education institutions, and academic networks in the ASEM countries....

    • Asia-Europe Training For Trainers: Developing Skills And Competencies For Intercultural Dialogue

      09 Dec 2006 - 15 Dec 2006 • Seoul (Korea)

      This project brought together about 30 young activists and volunteers, coming from various youth organisations in ASEM countries, who were interested in becoming trainers and facilitators for non-formal education activities. The objective of the project...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum): 4th Roundtable

      30 Nov 2006 - 01 Dec 2006 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The ENVforum's fourth roundtable meeting involved 36 specially invited participants from ASEM member countries, and marked the beginning of the second phase of development of the ENVforum, which aims to contribute to the current global policy dialogue...

    • Pointe to Point, 4th Asia-Europe Dance Forum

      24 Nov 2006 - 03 Dec 2006 • Warsaw (Poland)

      From 24th November to 2nd December, 2006, 20 dancers, four choreographers and visual artists from Asia and Europe participated in Pointe to Point’s 4th Asia-Europe Dance Forum in Warsaw, Poland. Over this period, the choreographers’ experience during...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Youth Interfaith Dialogue

      19 Nov 2006 - 23 Nov 2006 • Navarra (Spain)

      This youth dialogue involved 44 youth representatives from religious organisations and networks in 26 ASEM countries, as well as experts in inter-religious dialogue. Participants exchanged views and personal experiences based on their respective religious...

    • 8th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      27 Oct 2006 • Singapore


    • 5th Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting: Film Students In Production

      22 Oct 2006 - 26 Oct 2006 • Tokyo (Japan)

      Aimed at addressing critical issues in the development and promotion of independent cinema in both regions, this meeting gathered 20 students from 17 ASEM member countries -- it was the first time the meeting had focused on film students. Through the...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE): Job Shadowing

      12 Oct 2006 - 26 Oct 2006 •

      This two-week job shadowing programme provided an opportunity for 15 youth workers and representatives of volunteer organisations to acquire organisational skills for transnational projects through a short work-stint in a related organisation. Participants...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET) Conference

      09 Oct 2006 - 13 Oct 2006 • Kerkini (Greece)

      The 6th Asia-Europe Classroom Network Conference, with the theme “Building an Asia-Europe Online Network for Secondary and High Schools” was co-organised with the Gymnasium of Livadia, supported by the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary...

    • Public Lecture

      04 Oct 2006 • Singapore

      Reflection on European Integration

    • 16th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      25 Sep 2006 - 05 Oct 2006 • Seoul (Korea), Beijing (China), Hong Kong (China), Macau (China), Tokyo (Japan)

      The 16th instalment of the Asia-Europe Lecture Tour series was held on the theme "Knowledge Regions And Innovation In An Era Of Globalisation: Challenges And Opportunities For Europe And Asia." Speaker Miguel Santos Neves talked about the emergence...

    • Asia-Europe Colloquy on University Co-operation Series

      24 Sep 2006 - 28 Sep 2006 • Seoul (Korea)

      The Asia-Europe Colloquy on University Co-operation Series, “e-Learning in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities” took place from 24th-28th September, 2006 in Seoul, Korea.

    • 17th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      12 Sep 2006 - 21 Sep 2006 • Preston (United Kingdom), Paris (France), Ulster (United Kingdom)

      The 17th instalment of the Asia-Europe Lecture Tour featured speaker Martin Holland, who spoke on the media's coverage of the EU as well as public and elite opinions towards the EU across five Asian countries. THE ISSUES - Is there a communication...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Editors' Roundtable

      09 Sep 2006 • Helsinki (Finland)

      "The meeting had provided for the frank exchange of opinions (that) will make our eyes a little more open, and eventually help us journalists contribute more for the development of mankind." - Mr. Yoshinori Imai, Executive Editor, NHK Japan. Organised...

    • Regional Integration Series

      07 Sep 2006 - 08 Sep 2006 • Helsinki (Finland)

      This conference gathered 60 representatives from NGOs, the business sector, the academe, media, youth organisations, and research institutes to review the state of Asia-Europe relations with a focus on civil society partnerships and business links. It...

    • ASEM 6 Arts And Cultural Programme: Borderless Me!

      07 Sep 2006 - 11 Sep 2006 • Helsinki (Finland)

      The works of over 100 Asian and European artists were featured in Borderless Me!, a series of creative multimedia installations showcased at the Helsinki Fair Centre. Borderless Me! reflected the rich diversity of ASEM cultures and employed new technologies...

    • Asia-Europe Forum For Young Photographers 2006: Manila Urban Youth

      21 Aug 2006 - 28 Aug 2006 • Manila (The Philippines)

      The event saw the participation of 21 promising young photojournalists and four resource persons from ASEM member countries. It featured presentations by tutors, a practical two-day assignment for the participants, reviews of the assignment, and a final...

    • The Asia-Europe Comics Project: Asia-Europe Comics Meeting

      30 Jul 2006 - 31 Aug 2006 • Singapore

      This meeting-workshop brought together 12 artists from Asia and Europe to produce an Asia-Europe comics publication. Following the event, the artists worked together via a project website to produce a finished publication. Comics are a powerful medium...

    • ASEF Youth Connections 2006: 17th International Youth Forum

      20 Jul 2006 - 27 Jul 2006 • Seoul (Korea), Gyeong-ju (Korea)

      The 17th instalment of the International Youth Forum was held on the theme “A World Without Borders: United Nations Millennium Development Goals And Youth Participation.” It gathered 74 participants from 22 ASEM countries to discuss the...

    • 15th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      14 Jul 2006 - 28 Jul 2006 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Manila (The Philippines), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia)

      This lecture addressed the reasons behind Asian and European state actors’ development of common soft power capabilities, the concepts and interests that guide the projection of European and Asian soft power, and the consequences of this approach...

    • 13th ASEF University: Crosscultural Perspectives On The International Legal Order In The 21st Century

      02 Jul 2006 - 14 Jul 2006 • Leiden (The Netherlands)

      The 13th instalment of the ASEF University summer school programme brought together 39 university students from 30 ASEM countries, who were selected for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Participants attended lectures and workshops...

    • 4th ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Advancing Interfaith Understanding And Co-operation Through The Media

      01 Jul 2006 • Larnaca (Cyprus)

      Thirteen journalists from twelve ASEM member countries attended the colloquium, which aimed to: - Focus on the media's role in promoting interfaith understanding and co-operation within and among societies - Examine interpretations of key concepts,...

    • 9th Talks on the Hill

      29 Jun 2006 - 01 Jul 2006 • Larnaca (Cyprus)

      The 9th ASEF Talks on the Hill, �Pressing Freedoms: Managing Creative Liberties in a Multi-Faith and Multi-Cultural Context, took place in the Kykkos Monastery, Cyprus from 29th June to 1st July, 2006.

    • ASEF Youth Connections 2006: Networking Asian And European Young Volunteers

      24 Jun 2006 - 28 Jun 2006 • Hanoi (Vietnam), Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

      This networking event brought together 29 individuals from 19 ASEM member countries. The participants, aged between 18 and 30, represented 27 voluntary service organisations in Asia and Europe that were involved in the field of youth work. The conference...

    • ASEF Lecture

      13 Jun 2006 • Singapore

      Delivered by journalist Richard Werly, this lecture focused on the challenges that lay ahead for the next United Nations Secretary-General. Based on his observations and discussions with various sources, Werly asserted that one of the most important...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Roundtable: Preparatory Meeting

      12 Jun 2006 - 13 Jun 2006 • Singapore

      Eleven experts from ASEM countries met to discuss the question: “How do regional communities in Europe and East Asia help to build/rebuild democracy in post-conflict countries?” This had been suggested as a possible topic for the 5th Asia-Europe...

    • ASEF Lecture: The Aceh Monitoring Mission Experience

      06 Jun 2006 • Singapore

      For this lecture, speaker Pieter Feith provided a first-hand account of the experience of leading the Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) following the 2005 peace agreement between the Aceh separatist group Free Aceh Movement and the Indonesian government....

    • 4th Asia-Europe Art Camp: Hearing Helsinki

      02 Jun 2006 - 10 Jun 2006 • Helsinki (Finland)

      This intensive eight-day camp brought together 20 young artists in their final year of study from 19 ASEM member countries. The camp's objective was to expose participants to new ways of approaching sound art while providing them with the tools, contacts,...

    • 14th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      25 May 2006 - 05 Jun 2006 • Dublin (Ireland), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Tampere (Finland), Riga (Latvia)

      At this lecture, speaker David Celdran used a comparative study of the media experience in selected Southeast Asian countries to show how deregulated media environments and unbridled commercialisation of the press threatened to trivialise public discourse...

    • I'mPULSE, 3rd Asia-Europe Music Camp

      14 May 2006 - 21 May 2006 • Beijing (China)

      Fifteen months after its launch in February 2005, l'mPULSE successfully carried out the third music camp series from 12th-22nd May, 2006 in Beijing, China as a part of the programming for the Dashanzi International Art Festival. ASEF's efforts to promote...

    • 8th Talks on the Hill

      07 May 2006 - 09 May 2006 • Singapore

      The 8th Talks on the Hill, entitled “Re-righting Intellectual Property: Economic and Social policy challenges in Asia and Europe” took place at ASEF, Singapore from 7th-9th May, 2006. Bringing together 13-15 experts on the subhject from Asia and...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum: 3rd Steering Committee Meeting

      28 Apr 2006 - 29 Apr 2006 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      ASEF's flagship environment programme received fresh support for a second phase during its third Steering Committee Meeting. The meeting reiterated the Forum's mission to provide policy recommendations on sustainable development issues, with more direct...

    • Culture360: Phase 1

      17 Apr 2006 - 20 Apr 2006 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      This meeting marked the beginning of a new phase in the development of the Culture360 portal, which was planned for launch at the 3rd ASEM Culture Ministers' Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. The focus of this meeting, which gathered ministry and national...

    • European Studies in Asia Network (ESiA): Website Launch

      01 Apr 2006 •

      In April, the ASEF unveiled a new website ( as part of its ESiA platform. At its launch, the website featured essential information for students, faculty, and researchers of European studies. Sections included: - What's New On the Shelves...

    • The Multi-Faceted Curator: A Workshop On Curatorial Practices In Asia And Europe

      06 Mar 2006 - 11 Mar 2006 • Jakarta (Indonesia), Bandung (Indonesia)

      “I was informed of curatorial practices more from the West. The topics discussed at the workshop allowed me to articulate my position as a curator in Asia.” - Riel Hilario, the Philippines. “I am very happy I have been participating,...

    • 13th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      02 Mar 2006 - 13 Mar 2006 • Athens (Greece), Nicosia (Cyprus), Berlin (Germany), Milan (Italy), Turin (Italy)

      At this lecture, speaker Teo Siew Yean identified factors that have impacted gender wage differentials in Asia and Europe. Further, her lecture addressed a pertinent question: Should the focus of policy to narrow the gender wage gap be on enforcing...

    • 7th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      23 Feb 2006 - 24 Feb 2006 • Budapest (Hungary)

      In a spirit of openness and tolerance, 100 officials and civil society representatives from 36 ASEM countries convened in Budapest, Hungary from 22nd-25th February, 2006 for the 7th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights, “Human Rights and Ethnic, Linguistic...

    • ASEM 6 Arts And Cultural Programme: The Year Of Asian Cultures

      13 Feb 2006 - 04 Nov 2006 •

      This year-long event in Finland attracted 135,000 spectators and resulted in a series of 20 radio programmes on Asian subjects with an estimated 2 million listeners. Consisting of exhibitions, performances, lectures, and film screenings, The Year...

    • ASEMUS 2006: ASEMUS Public Forum

      27 Jan 2006 • Stockholm (Sweden)

      Fourteen museum curators from eight ASEM member countries gathered to discuss the curatorial contents and organisational concerns of the ASEMUS Travelling Exhibition (Travex) project. The exhibition was scheduled to be opened at the Shanghai History...

    • ASEF Youth Connections 2005

      16 Dec 2005 - 17 Dec 2005 • Shanghai (China)

      The ASEF Youth Connections network was launched in 2005 to strengthen youth-to-youth contacts and dialogue in ASEM member countries. By year-end, the network had facilitated two projects in Shanghai, China: 1.Sharing Analysis On Regional Economies:...

    • Regional Integration Series: Forum On 10 Years Of ASEM

      12 Dec 2005 - 13 Dec 2005 • Tokyo (Japan)

      This conference, titled "10 Years Of Achievements And Future Challenges," was attended by 70 experts and government officials from ASEM countries. Participants reviewed a draft research report by the Japan Centre for International Exchange and the Helsinki...

    • ASEMUS 2005: ASEMUS Public Forum

      01 Dec 2005 • Manila (The Philippines)

      This ASEMUS public forum was not only the first such event in the Philippines, but it also marked the official handover of the ASEMUS Chairmanship from Steven Engelsman, Director of the National Museum of Ethnology (Leiden, Netherlands), to Corazon...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum

      23 Nov 2005 - 25 Nov 2005 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      “UNEP is pleased with how the forum has helped to raise awareness and progress of environmental and sustainable development work among stakeholders in Asia and Europe.” - Dr Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme...

    • 9th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium: Inaugural Conference For Young Political Leaders

      20 Nov 2005 - 26 Nov 2005 • Beijing (China)

      This conference brought together 92 youth representatives from 34 countries and international organisations for the following objectives: - Compile an inventory of initiatives to expand Asia-Europe youth co-operation in priority areas - Brainstorm...

    • Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2005

      19 Nov 2005 - 24 Nov 2005 • Paris (France)

      The Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers was held in Paris, France from 19th-24th November, 2005. After two years’ emphasis on photojournalism, this forum focused on young photographers with an experience and interest in organising photography-related...

    • 7th Talks On The Hill

      13 Nov 2005 - 15 Nov 2005 • Barcelona (Spain)

      This meeting brought together 15 high-level individuals from Asia and Europe to address the issue of racism and xenophobia in the two regions, with the objective of coming up with policy recommendations on improving the situation. Participants were...

    • I'mPULSE GOL, 2nd Asia-Europe Music Camp

      09 Nov 2005 - 17 Nov 2005 • Limerick (Ireland)

      In 'I'mPulse GOL: A Gathering of Voices from Asia and Europe', traditional singers from both regions converged in Limerick, Ireland from 9th-17th November, 2005. I'mPULSE is a programme of ASEF's Cultural Exchange sector, designed to provide a platform...

    • ASEF Lecture

      27 Oct 2005 • Singapore

      The impact of the EU Enlargement on Trade and Investment Relations with ASEAN

    • 4th ASEM Youth Dialogue (AYD) On Cultures And Civilisations

      22 Oct 2005 - 25 Oct 2005 • Vienna (Austria)

      This fourth instalment of the dialogue brought together 70 youths from 33 ASEM member countries to hold discussions on the theme "Education For Tolerance: The Role Of Youth And Civil Society Organisations In Promoting Active Citizenship." Launched...

    • A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue 3

      08 Oct 2005 - 10 Oct 2005 • Manila (The Philippines)

      Sixty participants from ASEM member countries gathered at this conference, which focused on the economic empowerment of women as a critical process for changing perspectives and the promotion of information sharing between the regions. For this conference,...

    • Workshop on Visual Literacy, Focus on Photography Editors from Europe and Asia

      06 Oct 2005 - 08 Oct 2005 • Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

      From 7th-8th October, 2005, the Workshop on Visual Literacy `Focus on Photography Editors from Europe and Asia' was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The World Press Photo Foundation, which has been ASEF's partner for the Asia-Europe Forum for Young...

    • Res Artis 05 Berlin: Sharing Cultures And Social Change In Asia And Europe

      28 Sep 2005 - 02 Oct 2005 • Berlin (Germany)

      More than 150 people from 42 countries attended this meeting; the audience were mostly representatives from arts or cultural organisations or spaces that support artist-in-residence programmes. Individuals from foundations and cultural agencies were...

    • 12th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Expressions Of Traditional Media Techniques In The Modern Asian Context

      27 Sep 2005 - 07 Oct 2005 • Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), Budapest (Hungary), Warsaw (Poland)

      This lecture was delivered by Ishida Hidetaka of the University of Tokyo. Through comparative studies of media such as optics, photography, film, and TV, Hidetaka showed how modernisation of media technology from the West has been a historical vector...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teachers' Conference

      25 Sep 2005 - 29 Sep 2005 • Beijing (China)

      The 5th Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teacher's Conference took place from 25 - 29 September 2005 in Beijing, China. This conference was co-organised with the Beijing Jingshan School, with the support of the Chinese Ministry of...

    • Asia-Europe Emerging Economic Leaders Forum

      20 Sep 2005 - 23 Sep 2005 • Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

      Formerly known as the Asia-Europe Young Entrepreneurs Forum, this conference brought together 84 participants from 24 ASEM member countries for discussions, and a notable outcome was that initial steps were taken to create an ASEAN+3 association for...

    • Pointe to Point, 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum

      06 Sep 2005 - 13 Sep 2005 • Tokyo (Japan)

      The 3rd Asia-Europe Dance Forum, `Pointe to Point', was held from 6th-13th September, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The Thinking behind the programme branding Pointe to Point is to emphasise the significance of dance as a medium of communication that reflects...

    • 4th Annual General Meeting Of The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN)

      11 Aug 2005 - 14 Aug 2005 • Hamburg (Germany)

      This meeting brought together over 50 ASEFUAN alumni to renew their ties and plan for future collaborations. Participants discussed the following: - The launch of the Asia-Europe Society and ASEFUAN Entrepreneurs - The continued development of Asia-Europe...

    • 11th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      04 Aug 2005 - 15 Aug 2005 • Hanoi (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (Korea), Shanghai (China), Beijing (China)

      In this lecture, speaker lIaria Bottigliero used examples from both Asia and Europe to outline how a lack of basic justice or redress for victims of major crimes ultimately undermines the rule of law, human security, and the full enjoyment of human...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Art Camp

      04 Aug 2005 - 12 Aug 2005 • Bandung (Indonesia)

      The 3rd Asia-Europe Art Camp gathered 20 new media/art management students from 4th-12th August, 2005 in Bandung, Indonesia for a dialogue on artists' initiatives and its relation with new media arts practices. Related aspects on new integration patterns...

    • 3rd ASEF Journalists' Colloquium: Building Interfaith Harmony Through The Media

      20 Jul 2005 • Bali (Indonesia)

      Thirteen senior editors, columnists, correspondents, and reporters from a dozen Asian and European countries attended this colloquium, with the following objectives in mind: - To discuss their experiences in reporting on interfaith diversity in the...

    • 6th Talks On The Hill

      17 Jul 2005 - 19 Jul 2005 • Bali (Indonesia)

      There has been an increased tendency in recent years for local ethnic or religious communities to play out or react to conflicts in other parts of the world and "import" then into their local communities. An example is the increased tensions between...

    • Europa-Forum Neumarkt

      15 Jul 2005 - 17 Jul 2005 • Neumark (Austria)

      The Europa-Forum Neumarkt - “Das Europe der 25” convened in Neumarkt, Austria from 15th-17th April, 2005. At the meeting of European federalists in Austria, the focus was on the constitutional crisis of the EU after the referenda in France and the...

    • 12th ASEF University

      09 Jul 2005 - 22 Jul 2005 • Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

      The 12th instalment of the ASEF University marked the first time its programme had focused on the environment. Held over two weeks, the programme brought together 32 participants, who attended lectures given by academics and practitioners on such topics...

    • Democratisation And Justice Series: Comparing Access To Justice In Asian And European Transitional Countries

      27 Jun 2005 - 28 Jun 2005 • Bogor (Indonesia)

      This workshop was held to identify specific issues and concrete follow-ups for international co-operation projects. Twenty-five people participated in the workshop, and this included researchers, academics, and officials from the Council of Europe,...

    • ASEF Lecture: The Western Roots Of Islamic Radicalisation

      21 Jun 2005 • Singapore

      Over 120 people -- comprising researchers, diplomats, policymakers, students, and professionals -- attended this lecture, which was delivered by renowned Islamic scholar Olivier Roy. Roy began with the premise that the link between the Middle East...

    • Diversities In Society: Integration Of Civil Societies' Initiatives In Public Policies For Cultural Diversity

      06 Jun 2005 • Creteil (France)

      At this event, several questions were discussed by civil society representatives: - What are the creative initiatives from civil societies in favour of cultural diversity? - To what extent are they relevant to promote cultural diversity in a concrete...

    • ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network On Environmental Studies

      12 May 2005 - 13 May 2005 • Leiden (The Netherlands)

      This meeting was attended by department heads of Environment Studies Departments from 12 established universities in Asia and Europe. The participants expressed their commitment to establish a joint Asia-Europe Master's programme on Environmental Management,...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar: The Future Of ASEM

      08 May 2005 • Kyoto (Japan)

      Held on the occasion of the 7th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting, this seminar brought together 27 journalists from various ASEM/ASEF countries. The programme consisted of seven interactive sessions focusing on global issues relevant to Asia and Europe....

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH) For Lifelong Learning Studies

      01 May 2005 - 03 May 2005 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      This meeting was held to establish the AEH's Lifelong Learning Studies network, and it brought together 41 participants representing 24 higher education, training, and human resource development institutions in 16 ASEM partner countries to exchange...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2005: Film Screenings And Roundtables With Asian And European Film Professionals

      29 Apr 2005 - 07 May 2005 • Barcelona (Spain)

      "It was a great experience for me. The audience in Barcelona was very enthusiastic about the festival. I had a useful Q&A during the screening of the film 'The Rainmaker'. This Q&A and the discussion of the DVD, gave me a glimpse of how the audience,...

    • 10th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      26 Apr 2005 - 12 May 2005 • Lisboa (Portugal), Luxembourg, Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France)

      Delivered by Djuanda Widjaya, this lecture provided an analysis of the tsunami relief efforts in Aceh, from the perspective of the local Acehnese community, the Indonesian government, and the international actors that were involved. In the discussion...

    • The Asia-Europe Workshop Series 2005/2006: Selection Committee Meeting

      25 Apr 2005 • Paris (France)

      This annual workshop series encourages academic researchers to submit proposals for workshops focusing on issues affecting Asia and Europe. Applicants are encouraged to focus on contemporary topics that look at both regions from a comparative perspective....

    • 4th Asia-Europe Roundtable

      18 Apr 2005 - 20 Apr 2005 • Berlin (Germany)

      This two-day conference brought together 48 participants from 21 ASEM countries; participants consisted of representatives from civil society, including research institutes/think tanks, the academia, and NGOs, as well as government and inter-governmental...

    • 2nd EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference

      17 Apr 2005 - 20 Apr 2005 • Nagoya (Japan)

      The 2nd EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference was held in Nagoya, Japan, from 17th-20th April, 2005 and co-organised by ASEF and the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan. This conference followed the successful formula from the previous year...

    • EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference

      17 Apr 2005 - 20 Apr 2005 • Nagoya (Japan)

      The second EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference followed the successful formula of the previous year, where ASEF's involvement brought forth the expansion of the annual EU-Japan Journalists' Conference to include journalists from other parts of Asia...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2005

      12 Apr 2005 - 15 Apr 2005 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Digital Film Workshop, a side event of the 18th Singapore International Film Festival, took place in co-operation with Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore from 11th-15th April, 2005. The workshop gathered six young and experienced digital filmmakers...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2005: Asia-Europe Digital Film Workshop

      12 Apr 2005 - 15 Apr 2005 • Singapore

      The workshop, a side event of the 18th Singapore International Film Festival, gathered six digital filmmakers to supervise a digital film made by film students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. The filmmakers received the ASEF's Cultural Grants...

    • Asia-Europe Programme For Emerging Public Sector Leaders: Leadership Through Uncertainty

      11 Apr 2005 - 13 Apr 2005 • Singapore

      This meeting brought together 34 young diplomats and emerging public sector leaders from 21 countries, including the following new ASEM member countries: - Cambodia - Hungary - Laos - Latvia - Myanmar - Poland - Slovak Republic The three-day...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting: Focus On Asia At The Creteil International Women Film Festival

      11 Mar 2005 - 20 Mar 2005 • Creteil (France)

      Eleven women filmmakers from Asia and Europe took part in Creteil's International Women's Film Festival. They were: - Yau Ching (Hong Kong, China) - Guo Xiaolu (China) - Nia di Nata (Indonesia) - Nan Achnas (Indonesia) - Sachi Hamano (Japan) -...

    • 5th Talks On The Hill

      06 Mar 2005 - 08 Mar 2005 • Singapore

      The Talks On The Hill series brings together prominent activists, journalists, academics, and policy makers to explore issues in a trans-disciplinary spirit. For this dialogue, 13 high-level individuals spent two days in intensive, closed-door discussions...

    • ASEMUS 2005

      04 Mar 2005 - 06 Mar 2005 • Lisboa (Portugal), London (United Kingdom)

      The ASEMUS curatorial meeting was held from 4th-6th March, 2005 in Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau in Lisbon as part of the Travelling Exhibition "Self and Other: Portraits from Asia and Europe" preparatory meetings. Selected as ASEMUS 8 pilot...

    • 7th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      28 Feb 2005 • Paris (France)


    • Culture360: Cultural Partnership Mapping

      21 Feb 2005 - 22 Feb 2005 • Singapore

      Having commissioned three research papers -- on the state of arts/cultural resources in Asia and Europe, and on technical concerns in the implementation of information portals -- the ASEF organised this meeting to gather cultural professionals, policy...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2005

      17 Feb 2005 - 20 Feb 2005 • Chiang Mai (Thailand)

      Inspired by acclaimed international Thai artist, Inson Wongsam, the international symposium Public Art In (ter) vention was held from 17th - 20th February, 2005 in Lamphun and Chiang Mai, Thailand and was the culmination of a year long community art project...

    • Asia-Europe Colloquy on University Co-operation Series

      16 Feb 2005 - 19 Feb 2005 • Luxembourg

      The inaugural Asia-Europe Colloquy on Universities of Tomorrow from 16th-19th February, 2005 in Luxembourg gathered 92 high-level representatives of universities, international education networks and institutes of higher learning from 28 ASEM countries.

    • Asia-Europe Colloquy on University Co-operation Series

      16 Feb 2005 - 19 Feb 2005 • Luxembourg

      The inaugural Asia-Europe Colloquy on Universities of Tomorrow from 16th-19th February, 2005 in Luxembourg gathered 92 high-level representatives of universities, international education networks and institutes of higher learning from 28 ASEM countries.

    • 11th ASEF University: Liberty, Security, And The New Global Order

      12 Feb 2005 - 26 Feb 2005 • Paris (France)

      This instalment of ASEF University brought together 37 undergraduates from 35 universities in 28 ASEM member countries. Held over two weeks, the programme combined academic content with active student participation. Eminent academics, practitioners,...

    • I'mPULSE, 1st Asia-Europe Music Camp

      05 Feb 2005 - 08 Feb 2005 • Manila (The Philippines)

      l'mPULSE, the First Asia-Europe Music Camp, was held from 2nd-5th February, 2005 at the premises of the National Arts Centre in Los Banos, Laguna, the Philippines and jointly organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Cultural Centre of the...

    • 9th ASEF Lecture Tour

      03 Feb 2005 - 22 Feb 2005 • Singapore, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (Korea)

      Delivered by Plamen Tonchev, this lecture tour series focused on democracy-building in post-conflict situations by looking at four case studies from Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia, and Cyprus. Rodolfo Severino, former Secretary-General of ASEAN and Research...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004

      09 Dec 2004 - 11 Dec 2004 • Singapore

      The ASEF awarded Cultural Grants to facilitate the participation of six European cultural professionals in the Asia-Europe Dialogue: - Annemie Vanckere (the Netherlands) - Claire Verlet (France) - Lois Keidan (UK) - Mark Depuiter (Portugal) - Sigrid...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting

      08 Dec 2004 - 12 Dec 2004 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      "A good group was put together even though the years of experience varied. I liked the mix of commercial-mainstream producers like Elliott Tong and the European producers as resource persons... I got a lot of benefits, especially the networking part."...

    • Regional Workshop on Scripwriting for TV Documentaries

      29 Nov 2004 - 03 Dec 2004 • Singapore

      Regional Workshop on Scripwriting for TV Documentaries

    • 8th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium

      29 Nov 2004 - 03 Dec 2004 • The Hague (The Netherlands)

      The 8th Asia-Europe Young Leaders' Symposium, `Shifting Paradigms in Asia-Europe Relations: Translating Common Challenges into Common Opportunities,' was conducted from 29th November to 3rd December, 2004 in the Hague, the Netherlands.

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Dance Forum

      21 Nov 2004 - 28 Nov 2004 • Berlin (Germany)

      The 2nd Asia-Europe Dance Forum took the stage from 21st-28th November, 2004 in Berlin, Germany. Why do we need to talk about dance? Why am I asked whether my work is anchored to my cultural traditional roots? Shall we not talk about genre differences...

    • 8th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Unfinished Democracy? Gender Equality And Political Representation In A Comparative Perspective

      15 Nov 2004 - 30 Nov 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (The Philippines), Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

      In this lecture tour series, speaker Ann-Cathrine Jungar addressed the lack of gender equality in the political sphere from a theoretical as well as a comparative perspective. The tour kicked off in Singapore, where Jungar addressed a crowd of 75...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: Asian Film Festival

      10 Nov 2004 - 14 Nov 2004 • Rome (Italy)

      “I learned a lot from the other critics about the state of film criticism in their respective countries. I was right in my belief that the state of film criticism in the Philippines is very poor as compared to these other countries, but also learned...

    • Asian Pitching Forum

      04 Nov 2004 - 06 Nov 2004 • Dublin (Ireland)

      The Asian Pitching Forum - `Giving Opportunities to Asian-European TV Co-Production' - held in Dublin, Ireland from 4th-6th November, 2004, was co-organised by ASEF, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD), and the French Ministry...

    • 7th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      02 Nov 2004 - 11 Nov 2004 • Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm (Sweden), Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

      "The lecture tours turned out to be one of my most rewarding academic experiences -- I was both a producer and a consumer in the sense that I delivered a speech while also learning a lot from the discussions. Every time I encountered a different audience...

    • Asia-Europe Scientists Of Tomorrow Programme (AESOTOPE)

      24 Oct 2004 - 03 Nov 2004 • Genova (Italy)

      Implemented under the ASEF's Asia-Europe Classroom project, AESOTOPE was an eight-day science enrichment programme held in tandem with the second edition of the Genoa Science Festival in 2004. It gave participating students and teachers a chance to...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Art Camp

      22 Oct 2004 - 02 Nov 2004 • Tokyo (Japan)

      The 2nd Asia-Europe Art Camp, 'Art and New Technology,' was held from 22nd October to 2nd November, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. This event, co-organised with Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), was articulated around a series of presentations and workshops by a team...

    • 4th Talks On The Hill

      17 Oct 2004 - 19 Oct 2004 • Singapore

      “After many kinds of experiences of international talks, I cannot help but proclaim that you have really found out an excellent method and have experience, guts and the hang of it... [The] discussions were very rewarding and secondary issues were...

    • Cultural Exchange Between Europe And Asia Symposium: Past Experiences And New Approaches

      07 Oct 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This symposium reviewed the experiences and impact of previous Asia-Europe cultural programmes ASEM 2, 3, and 4. Participants also shared examples from different models of cultural exchange related to art, education, and media, and suggested new ideas...

    • ASEMUS 2004: Does Museum Matter? An Asia-Europe Museum Conference

      05 Oct 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      This conference focused on specific experiences and practices of fundraising, as shared by four invited experts. The significance of museums in today's society and the value of injecting public and private funds into museum programmes were the salient...

    • ASEMUS 2004: Museum Hopping On The Move

      05 Oct 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      This presentation saw ASEMUS detailing its achievements in the last four years and announcing its plans for the future. The event took place during the 20th General Conference and 21st General Assembly of The International Council of Museums (ICOM)...

    • Asia-Europe Photography Exhibition based on 2003 and 2004 Fora

      05 Oct 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      Asia-Europe Photography Exhibition based on 2003 and 2004 Fora

    • ASEM 5 Arts and Cultural Programme

      30 Sep 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

      The Asia-Europe Young Fashion Design Workshop, conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam from 28th'29th September, 2004 was co-organised with the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information and the European Cultural Centres represented by the Goethe Institut, Hanoi,...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teachers' Conference

      27 Sep 2004 - 10 Jan 2004 • Groemitz (Germany)

      The 4th Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teacher's Conference was co-organised in collaboration with Kreisgymnasium Neustadt from 27 September to 1 October 2004 in Groemitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The conference gathered 65 teachers...

    • International Meeting Between Autonomous Cultural Centers

      25 Sep 2004 - 27 Sep 2004 • Shanghai (China)

      This meeting, attended by 40 representatives from Asian and European cultural centres, was held to establish a network for autonomous art centres in Europe and Asia, where artistic and intellectual exchanges and projects could be implemented in a sustainable...

    • Asia-Europe Photography Exhibition: "Migrations" And "Urban Environments"

      24 Sep 2004 - 30 Sep 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      "I think we were all very lucky because it was a mixed but harmonious group. Everybody let everybody in his/her secrets and shared. I can clearly see that Asian photographers try very hard to reach international standards. They have a big chance to do...

    • Asia-Europe Press Forum 2004

      19 Sep 2004 - 21 Sep 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      The Asia-Europe Press Forum, held from 19th-21st September, 2004 in Seoul, Korea was hosted by Joong Ang IIbo and is an annual gathering of leading newspaper editors and journalists. Originally named the Asia Press Forum, it was formed in 1996 to promote...

    • Seminar On Cultural Diversity And Cultural Exchange In The Framework Of Globalisation

      17 Sep 2004 - 19 Sep 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This seminar was attended by more than 70 stakeholders in cultural policy development in Asia and Europe, who gathered to discuss the following issues: - Legal reference marks and society values - Humanistic, social, and economic arguments - Artistic...

    • 6th ASEM informal Seminar on Human Rights

      16 Sep 2004 - 17 Sep 2004 • Suzhou (China)

      This 6th seminar focused on migration issues between and within both regions. The objective of the seminar was to highlight the need to integrate the issue of protection of the human rights of migrants into all stages of migration management.

    • Asia Europe Conference Of Student Union Leaders (AE-Consult)

      12 Sep 2004 - 15 Sep 2004 • Stockholm (Sweden)

      This conference was held to bridge differences among the student unions in terms of their mission, objectives, agenda, structure, and membership. It also aimed to help establish new partnerships and friendships among the participating student unions. Eighteen...

    • 4th European Association Of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS) Conference

      01 Sep 2004 - 04 Sep 2004 • Paris (France)

      The fourth edition of the EUROSEAS Conference gathered about 500 scholars for discussions; the event consisted of 32 thematic panels and three roundtables spanning a wide range of fields, including: - History - Anthropology - Sociology - Political...

    • 3rd Annual General Meeting Of The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN)

      27 Aug 2004 - 29 Aug 2004 • Singapore

      This meeting brought together 67 former ASEF University attendees from 20 ASEM member countries for discussions on how to strengthen the alumni network and new projects to promote Asia-Europe relations among youths. ASEFUAN also took the opportunity...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum: 3rd Roundtable

      27 Aug 2004 - 29 Aug 2004 • Stockholm (Sweden)

      “This meeting provided me with knowledge about bridging the gap between Asia and Europe with regard to experiences in the implementation of renewable energy technologies. What I observed is that there are potentials for co-operation between Asia...

    • Model ASEM 2004

      25 Aug 2004 - 26 Aug 2004 • Singapore

      The first Model ASEM simulation was held from 25-26 August 2004 at Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore. Under the theme, “Strengthening Asia-Europe Co-operation through the ASEM & Implications of Enlargement of ASEAN and the EU on ASEM”, 23 members...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004

      14 Aug 2004 - 22 Aug 2004 • Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden)

      12th International Symposium of Electronic Art 2004

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: 8th Thai Short Film And Video Festival

      07 Aug 2004 - 17 Aug 2004 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The ASEF awarded Cultural Grants to five young filmmakers to support their participation in the 8th Thai Short Film And Video Festival. The filmmakers were: - Christophe Stenner, Germany - Zaida Bergroth, Finland - Iao Lethem, Belgium - Jenn Jonsson,...

    • 3rd Talks On The Hill

      25 Jul 2004 - 27 Jul 2004 • Singapore

      "I had a very interesting time listening to the various experiences across both continents. Much of the research and academic literature available to me is from the USA and the UK so this gave me a much broader view of how television is experienced in...

    • Europa-Forum Neumarkt

      16 Jul 2004 - 18 Jul 2004 • Neumarkt (Austria)

      Europe-Forum Neumarkt (PR Event), or “Reformaussichten fur die erweiterte EU,” was held from 16th-18th July, 2004 in Neumarkt, Austria. Forchtenstein castle in Neumarkt, a small town in the Styrian Alps, is the seat of the regional Europe-House, the...

    • Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2004

      03 Jul 2004 - 10 Jul 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2004

    • ASEM Youth Dialogue On Sustainable Development: Strengthening Co-operation Among Youth In Asia And Europe

      28 Jun 2004 - 02 Jul 2004 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The third instalment of the ASEM Youth Dialogue (AYD) focused on sustainable development, one of the priority issues for the ASEM dialogue process. The event was attended by 70 young leaders between 25 and 35 years old, who were nominated by national...

    • Asia-Europe Seminar On Cultural Policy

      24 Jun 2004 - 27 Jun 2004 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The nature of cultural policies has changed in many countries in recent years. Objectives are being reconsidered, policies have become more hybrid, and operational structures have been reorganised. Economic constraints and pressure to demonstrate the...

    • ASEM Symposium On The Iron Silk Road: Overcoming The Land Divide Between Asia And Europe

      17 Jun 2004 - 18 Jun 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      For several centuries, the Silk Road, a collection of trading routes across the great expanse of Eurasia, not only enabled the trading of goods and commodities between Asia and Europe, but also facilitated the exchange of ideas, cultures, and religions. With...

    • Regional Integration Series: 1st Connecting Civil Societies Of Asia And Europe

      16 Jun 2004 - 18 Jun 2004 • Barcelona (Spain)

      "Civil society organisations can make a unique contribution to the political, socio-economic and cultural development of Asia and Europe." - Bertrand Fort, conference co-ordinator. This two-day meeting brought together 200 high-level representatives...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: 35th Poetry International Festival

      12 Jun 2004 - 18 Jun 2004 • Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

      The ASEF awarded Cultural Grants to five Asian poets to support their participation in the 35th International Poetry Festival. The poets were: - Yi Won, South Korea - Yoko Tawada, Japan - Thanh Thao, Vietnam - Alfred Yuson, Philippines - Zhang...

    • Asia-Europe Youth Explore 2004

      10 Jun 2004 - 16 Jun 2004 • Yichang (China), Chongqin (China), Bejing (China)

      Culture and the Environment: Management of Water Resources in China

    • Democratisation And Justice Series

      03 Jun 2004 - 04 Jun 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      "We have high hopes that a union of peace and prosperity which is modelled after the European Union can be realised in Asia in the not-so-distant future. In Europe, we see the future of East Asia." - Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, then-Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs...

    • 10th ASEF University: Enlarging The European Union And Asia

      22 May 2004 - 05 Jun 2004 • Tokyo (Japan)

      The 10th edition of the ASEF University programme brought together 38 scholars from 35 universities in ASEM member countries to discuss the historic enlargement of the EU to include 10 countries in Central Europe and the Mediterranean and the potential...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004

      14 May 2004 - 23 May 2004 • Dublin (Ireland)

      `Beyond Words' took place in Dublin, Ireland from 14th-23rd May, 2004, during Asia-Europe's Dance Critic's Week, part of the International Dance Festival. This programme allowed six selected dance critics from Europe and Asia to follow eight days of performances...

    • Seminar 1: Fostering Asia-Europe TV Co-productions

      06 May 2004 - 08 May 2004 • Bali (Indonesia)

      The `Fostering Asia-Europe TV Co-Production' Seminar in Bali, Indonesia, from 6th-8th May, 2004 was initiated by The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AlBD), ASEF and the French Government in order to cope with the limited number of...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      29 Apr 2004 - 13 May 2004 • Beijing (China), Hanoi (Vietnam), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore

      “Again an interesting discussion that focused first around inner-European topics and then turned into a discussion about what inspiration Asia could draw from 'the European Way.' We had a very good discussion on the EU's CFSP and I was impressed...

    • Regional Integration Series: New Security Challenges For Asia And Europe

      21 Apr 2004 - 23 Apr 2004 • Beijing (China)

      This two-day meeting brought together over 70 eminent scholars, researchers, and policy makers from Asia and Europe in the field of regional security to discuss the prospects of greater Asia-Europe co-operation on security. The result of the conference...

    • 1st EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference

      06 Apr 2004 - 09 Apr 2004 • Fukuoka (Japan)

      Themed `New Asia and New Europe,' the 1st EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference was organised from 6th-9th April in Fukuoka, Japan by ASEF and the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan. Former ASEAN Secretary-General Mr. Rodolfo C. Severino delivered...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: 1st Asian Film Festival In Paris

      31 Mar 2004 - 04 Apr 2004 • Paris (France)

      The ASEF awarded Cultural Grants to three young film directors, thus allowing them to present their films at the inaugural Asian Film Festival in Paris. The film directors were: - Jasmine Ng, Singapore, "Eating Air" - Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand,...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: NatFilm Festival

      26 Mar 2004 - 11 Apr 2004 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      The NatFilm Festival is one of the biggest international film events in Denmark; it is considered an important platform for domestic distributors, who can promote everything from Hollywood releases to cutting-edge films during the event. Four young...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum: 2nd Roundtable Discussion

      25 Mar 2004 - 26 Mar 2004 • Cheju Island (Korea)

      "In my view; for there to be progress in the next round of climate change commitments, I feel that there has to be strong coalition and that coalition is missing right now. At this point in time, the negotiations are waiting for a coalition of countries...

    • Travelling Exhibition

      08 Mar 2004 - 08 Mar 2006 • Lisboa (Portugal)

      Travelling Exhibition was selected as one of the Asia-Europe Museum Network's pilot projects, and its curatorial team had been working together since September 2003 to outline the theme, categories, and subject for the exhibition. This event provided...

    • Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) 2004: Museum Hopping

      06 Mar 2004 • Singapore

      This corporate and media development event for ASEMUS brought together curators from Asia and Europe, as well as stakeholders from the private sector, diplomatic corps, media, and international organisations. Several museum projects were showcased at...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum: High Level Dialogue On Trade, Biotechnology And Sustainable Development

      21 Feb 2004 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      This dialogue was co-hosted by ASEF and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to facilitate dialogue with the national delegations of ASEM on the interconnections between biotechnology, sustainable development, and trade....

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: MixMax Exhibition

      20 Feb 2004 - 02 May 2004 • Seoul (Korea)

      The ASEF provided Cultural Grants to seven Asian and European artists in order to support their participation in the "MixMax" exhibition, held at Artsonje Center in Seoul. The exhibition showcased artists whose work was based on the concept of a "mix,"...

    • 2nd Talks On The Hill

      15 Feb 2004 - 17 Feb 2004 • Singapore

      "The programme was a stimulating experience for me. Intellectual discourses are sometimes easily dominated by a western frame of reference, but I found our exploration was an attempt to go beyond the frame, with a heavy Asian presence. We are living in...

    • UNESCO-AHPADA-ASEF Training Workshop

      15 Feb 2004 - 19 Feb 2004 • Ayuttayah (Thailand)

      This workshop was organised within the framework of the UNESCO/AHPADA Seal Of Excellence For Handicraft Products in Southeast Asia. The Seal was established in 2001 as a quality control mechanism, as well as an international marketing device. The workshop...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      04 Feb 2004 - 13 Feb 2004 • Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (The Philippines)

      This lecture tour series was delivered by Peter Ashby, who addressed the relationship between the government and the governed, with a focus on the level of trust between the two. Over 400 people attended the lectures and contributed to the debates and...

    • 9th ASEF University

      01 Feb 2004 - 14 Feb 2004 • Manila (The Philippines)

      The 9th ASEF University (AU9) programme, `Asia-Europe Economic Partnership: Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises in a Changing Global Environment', convened from 1st-14th February, 2004 in Manila, the Philippines. It was the first time that the...

    • Public Lecture

      28 Jan 2004 • Singapore

      This lecture was delivered by Ambassador Dr. P. Christian Hauswedell, who expressed his enthusiasm for the future of ASEM and its relevance, while underlining the urgent need for an ASEM Secretariat. Hauswedell has worked on political, trade, and defence...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting

      28 Jan 2004 - 31 Jan 2004 • Göteborg (Sweden)

      This meeting brought together European film distributors and Asian representatives of independent cinema to discuss issues relating to film distribution and suggest recommendations for improvement. THE ISSUES - How to facilitate the distribution of...

    • AIBD/ASEF Workshops on Cultural and Educational TV Youth Magazines Programmes

      10 Dec 2003 - 16 Dec 2003 • Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

      The AIBD/ASEF Workshop on TV Youth Magazines in Brunei from 10th-16th December, 2003 was co-organised with the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development ( and Radio Television Brunei (RTB).

    • 1st Talks On The Hill: Cultural Tools As A Means Of Forging Human Interaction With Nature

      08 Dec 2003 - 09 Dec 2003 • Singapore

      “I am Japanese, but after having spent time with this group with people from all over Europe as well as other countries in Asia, not only do I feel like I have learnt much about Europe, but I also understand Asia better.” -- Prof. Yoshinori Yasuda,...

    • Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2003

      04 Dec 2003 - 08 Dec 2003 • Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

      The Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers 2003 was held from 4th-8th December in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The forum provided a unique opportunity for 20 talented student and/or young professional photographers from Europe and Asia, to learn about...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003

      04 Dec 2003 - 10 Dec 2003 • Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

      Workshop on Artists' Initiatives

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      03 Dec 2003 - 11 Dec 2003 • Paris (France), Leeds (United Kingdom), Berlin (Germany), Brussels (Belgium)

      This lecture tour series was delivered by A.B. Shamsul, and attended by academics, students, journalists, and members of religious communities. SPEAKER Prof. A.B. Shamsul, Malaysia

    • 3rd Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series: France And Thailand

      01 Dec 2003 - 30 Dec 2003 •

      In Asia, Thailand's ITV station broadcast two 30-minute episodes from this documentary series, titled "Thais In France" and "Pridi In Paris," through its regular weekly programme. The two episodes aired in December 2003. In Europe, France's TV5 aired...

    • 4th Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series: Belgium And The Philippines

      01 Dec 2003 - 30 Dec 2003 •

      Produced and aired in Belgium and the Philippines, the 4th Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series showcased the journey of the Belgian team who travelled to Manila and Cebu to draw six interesting profiles of Belgians who had temporarily or permanently settled...

    • Asia-Europe Arts Promotion Agencies Network (ASEARTS) Conference

      27 Nov 2003 • Singapore

      This first ASEARTS conference was held on the theme of international mobility of artists between Asia and Europe. The conference was organised at a time when the European Union was clearly stepping up its support for culture and the arts. The participants...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH): ASEM Symposium On Educational Exchanges

      17 Nov 2003 - 18 Nov 2003 • Tsukuba (Japan)

      This symposium brought together representatives from universities and higher education institutions in 25 ASEM member countries to discuss co-operation in higher education. Participants consisted of individuals who were in charge of international co-operation,...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Lecture Tour

      15 Nov 2003 - 30 Nov 2003 • Barcelona (Spain), Lishan (Portugal), Milan (Italy)

      This was the inaugural lecture tour under the Cultures And Civilisations Dialogue Programme, and it was delivered by Yeo Lay Hwee who addressed audiences in three major European cities. SPEAKER Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee, Singapore Institute of International...

    • ASEM Education Hub (AEH): 2nd General Meeting On The ASEM Education Hub

      02 Nov 2003 - 05 Nov 2003 • Singapore

      This meeting gathered close to 100 delegates representing more than 65 universities and higher education institutions from 25 ASEM member countries. It was officially opened by Singapore's Minister of State for Education, Ng Eng Hen. Participants reviewed...

    • 6th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      31 Oct 2003 • Beijing (China)


    • Asia-Europe Video Conference: Multiculturalism And Intercultural Understanding

      25 Oct 2003 • Singapore

      The four-hour Asia-Europe Video Conference involved a link-up between an Asian audience in Singapore and a European audience in Poitiers, France. In Singapore, the event took place in a "smart classroom" within the Nanyang Technological University....

    • 5th Asia-Europe Young Parliamentarians Meeting

      23 Oct 2003 - 26 Oct 2003 • Guilin (China)

      Forty-two young parliamentarians from 14 ASEM countries and the European Parliament gathered to exchange views and perspectives on the meeting's theme, "Promoting Mutual Grown And Development In Asia And Europe Through Srengthened Inter-Parliamentary...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003

      17 Oct 2003 - 19 Oct 2003 • Singapore

      The Year of Living Digitally was a festival from 17th-19th October, 2003, centred around the impact of digital technology on everyday life and the ways in which this is reflected and explored in different art forms such as web, film, sound, and visual...

    • Asia-Europe Training For Trainers

      13 Oct 2003 - 20 Oct 2003 • Seoul (Korea)

      Some 30 work camp leaders from youth organisations across Asia and Europe engaged actively in discussions during this week-long seminar, exchanging ideas and solutions that would prove useful in future youth training programmes. Participants also had...

    • AIBD/ASEF Workshops on Cultural and Educational TV Children's Programmes

      09 Oct 2003 - 11 Oct 2003 • Munich (Germany), Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The Asia-Europe Workshop on Children's TV Programmes held in Muncih, Germany from 9th-11th October, 2003 was co-organised by ASEF and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, in close collaboration with Prix Jeunesse Foundation at BayerischerRundfun~Munkh,Germany.

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003: 8th Pusan International Film Festival

      02 Oct 2003 - 10 Oct 2003 • Pusan (Korea)

      Nine young film directors -- seven from Asia, and two from Europe -- participated in the 8th Pusan International Film Festival with the support of the ASEF's Cultural Grants (Japan Trust Fund). The event offered the filmmakers opportunities to present...

    • Regional Integration Series

      01 Oct 2003 - 03 Oct 2003 • Paris (France)

      The objective of this meeting was to analyse the current state of the regional debate in East Asia and identify possible areas for initiatives and contributions from Europe. Participants exchanged views on useful lessons that Asia could draw from the...

    • Asia-Europe Environment Forum: 1st Roundtable Discussion

      29 Sep 2003 - 30 Sep 2003 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The first roundtable discussion of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum series involved 41 participants from the academe, local authorities, research, private sector, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) representing indigenous people, women, workers,...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teachers' Conference

      28 Sep 2003 - 02 Oct 2003 • Bogor (Indonesia)

      Conceived in 1998, the Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) serves as an on-line forum for increased intercultural exchanges among high school students in Asia and Europe. The AEC aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education using information...

    • Asia-Europe Marketplace Of Museums (ASEMUS) 2003: Asia-Europe Meeting

      24 Sep 2003 - 27 Sep 2003 • Shanghai (China)

      About 30 European and Asian museum professionals took part in this meeting; they formed two working groups to develop the following exhibition proposals: - A travelling exhibition on Asian perceptions of Europe and European perceptions of Asia -...

    • Dialogue of Cultures and Civilisations

      21 Sep 2003 - 23 Sep 2003 • Windsor (United Kingdom)

      The aim of this informal forum was to analyse the cultural divide between Asia and Europe, as well as the points of convergence. Adopting the same free-wheeling, brainstorming style used for the 1st Windsor Forum held in October 2002, participants spent...

    • 8th ASEF University

      07 Sep 2003 - 21 Sep 2003 • Coventry (United Kingdom)

      The eighth instalment of ASEF University brought together 34 students for a two-week congress to compare and contrast unilateralism versus multilateralism for future international orders. The students were given an insight to the fundamentals of world...

    • ASEM Youth Dialogue on the New Security Challenges

      02 Sep 2003 - 05 Sep 2003 • Cebu (The Philippines)

      The ASEM Youth Dialogue on the New Security Challenges held from 2nd-5th September, 2003 in Cebu, Philippines was entitled `Root Causes of Conflict and the Role of the Youth.' It was co-organised by ASEF and the Ayala Foundation, with support from the...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Youth Camp

      01 Sep 2003 - 24 Oct 2003 • Brenderup (Denmark)

      Youth activists from non-governmental organisations in Asia and Europe gathered for an eight-week seminar and training course on youth and globalisation, held on the theme "For A World Without Borders." The youth camp focused on the effects of globalisation,...

    • Asia-Europe Creative Camp

      01 Sep 2003 - 07 Sep 2003 • Paris (France)

      The Asia-Europe Creative Art Camp, held in Paris, France from 1st-7th September, 2003 was co-organised with Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. 18 art students from Asia and Europe gathered for one week to follow courses and workshops...

    • 7th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium (AEYLS)

      24 Aug 2003 - 29 Aug 2003 • Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

      The AEYLS has been held annually since 1997 at different venues in Asia and Europe. It is a forum for young people who have been selected as leaders in their respective fields to discuss trends and issues in order to suggest innovative ways to strengthen...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003: Asia-Europe Scriptlab

      22 Aug 2003 - 24 Aug 2003 • Manila (The Philippines)

      "What took place was a process similar to scriptwriting workshops where synopses and concepts are open for discussions and suggestions. What really worked in this activity is that participants got to know each other, sharing experiences and views about...

    • AIBD/ASEF Seminar on Developing Strategies for Networking, Programme Exchange and Co-production

      18 Aug 2003 - 19 Aug 2003 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The Asia-Europe Seminar `Networking, Programme Exchange and Co-Production: Developing Strategies for Educational & Cultural Broadcasting' held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18th-19th August, 2003 was co-organised by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Networking,...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Journalists' Seminar

      25 Jul 2003 • Bali (Indonesia)

      This seminar was organised to coincide with the 5th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting, and as the sequel to the Asia-EU Journalists' Seminar held in Brussels in May 2003. It brought together a diverse group of Asian and European journalists and enabled...

    • Europa-Forum Neumarkt: European Federalists Seminar

      11 Jul 2003 - 13 Jul 2003 • Neumarkt (Austria)

      This forum brought together 130 people for discussions, including European federalists from current and future EU member states. Notably, participants highlighted that the EU should play a more active role in diffusing tensions between North and South...

    • Regional Integration Series

      07 Jul 2003 - 08 Jul 2003 • Singapore

      Attended by more than 100 people, this meeting was organised to compare and contrast the historical development, current situation, and prospective future evolution of the principal regional organisations in Europe and East Asia, namely the EU, ASEAN,...

    • 2003 Asia-Europe High Level Education Forum: Search For Future Direction

      17 Jun 2003 - 18 Jun 2003 • Jeju Island (Korea)

      This forum was a sequel to the meeting held in Luxembourg in May 2000, titled "New Thinking For A New Millennium: Education For The Knowledge-Based Economy." Ninety participants -- including members of the academia and education policy makers -- attended...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003

      14 Jun 2003 - 02 Nov 2003 • Venice (Italy)

      ASEF, in partnership with 50th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy from 14th June to 2nd November, 2003 - La Biennale di Venezia, offered ASEF Cultural Grants to Asian young artists for their participation in the project UTOPIA STATION. This...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003

      14 Jun 2003 - 02 Nov 2003 • Venice (Italy)

      Several young Asians were selected to participate in the project titled "UTOPIA STATION" at the La Biennale di Venezia, under the ASEF Cultural Grants programme. The artists were: - Shimabuku, Japan - Yang Fudong, China - Ma Qingyun, China - Kamin...

    • ASEMUS 2003: Asia-Europe Meeting On Asymmetry In Museum Collections

      12 Jun 2003 - 15 Jun 2003 • Antwerp (Belgium)

      This meeting featured two workshops, which were held to facilitate discussions: - Workshop 1: Scattered Collections Of Asian Minorities - Workshop 2: Documentation And Photo Collections On Lost Cultural Heritage, Monuments, And Sites Participants...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Journalists Seminar

      18 May 2003 - 24 May 2003 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The inaugural Asia-Europe Journalists Seminar brought together about 20 journalists from Asia and Europe to discuss the philosophies, methods, and challenges involved in European integration. The objective was to enhance the participants' knowledge...

    • 5th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights Series

      16 May 2003 - 17 May 2003 • Lund (Sweden)

      The 5th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights Series, gathered a total of 55 representatives composed of civil societies from the corporate sectors, trade unions, legal agencies, NGOs and government officials.

    • ASEMUS 2003: International Workshop On Flexible Materials In Asian Collections

      07 Apr 2003 - 25 Apr 2003 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      This course was targeted at those caring for Asian collections, and the purpose of this course was to establish mechanisms for sharing knowledge and approaches. The course focused on caring for flexible materials, in particular basketry, fibres, textiles,...

    • Asia-Europe Training Programme On Preservation Of Traditional Music

      30 Mar 2003 - 06 Apr 2003 • Beijing (China)

      Forty experts from 20 ASEM countries exchanged views, knowledge, and experiences during this one-week training programme. Participants also had the opportunity to visit cultural sites such as the Chinese Music Conservatory. This programme was a follow-up...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Lecture Tour: Islam And Politics In Asia And Europe: A Comparative Perspective

      17 Mar 2003 - 19 Mar 2003 • Singapore, Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

      This public lecture attracted an audience of more then 220 individuals from the ministries and universities. Delivered by Romain Bertrand, the lecture addressed issues related to challenges posed by political Islam, such as attitudes and perceptions...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2003: 5th Deauville Asian Film Festival

      13 Mar 2003 - 17 Mar 2003 • Deauville (France)

      The ASEF supported six filmmakers, who had been selected to participate in the 5th Deauville Asian Film Festival under the Digital Video section, which was held on the theme "The Off and Exp. Factory." This comprised a collection of new, experimental,...

    • Rethinking Media Policy In The Internet Age

      10 Mar 2003 - 11 Mar 2003 •

      This conference was attended by 46 participants -- each an expert or observer from the internet industry or watchdog bodies and associations -- from Europe and Asia. Twenty-one speakers touched on topics such as codes of conduct for internet service...

    • 5th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      22 Feb 2003 - 23 Feb 2003 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The 5th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights, `Human Rights and Economic Relations Work Group II - Foreign Direct Investment,' from 22nd-23rd February, 2003 in Bangkok, Thailand was co-organised with the Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University.

    • AIBD/ASEF Asia-Europe Workshop on Digitalisation of Radio Archives

      16 Dec 2002 - 20 Dec 2002 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      The aim of the Asia-Europe Workshop on Radio Archives, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 16th-20th December, 2002, was thus to sensitise and train decision-makers and professionals in radio stations on the importance of radio archiving and make them...

    • Development Strategies Of Local Cultural Industries In Asia And Europe

      09 Dec 2002 - 10 Dec 2002 • Macau (China)

      "The most compelling reason we cannot just stand by and let the cultural industry be ruled by the usual market principles is that if we do, the 'cultural diversity' -- the essence and the beauty of the culture and civilisation -- is very much likely to...

    • Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series

      01 Dec 2002 - 30 Dec 2003 •

      The second instalment of the series addressed cross-cultural issues and captured the images of individuals living in a cross-cultural context -- in locations away from their countries of birth. THE ISSUES - What are some of the challenges encountered...

    • Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series

      01 Dec 2002 - 30 Dec 2002 •

      This documentary series provided a glimpse of how people raised in one culture were able to adapt to living in another; it was one of the ASEF's ongoing projects to promote greater understanding between Asians and Europeans. The first two episodes of...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop On Architectural Heritage

      27 Nov 2002 • Manila (The Philippines)

      "Architecture is one of the fields where... cultural symbiosis is patent." - Javier Galvan, Director, Instituto Cervantes, Manila. This workshop provided an introduction to the International Congress on Philippine-Spanish Architecture, as well as the...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants: Shanghai Biennale 2002

      22 Nov 2002 - 20 Jan 2003 • Shanghai (China)

      The 4th Shanghai Biennale 2002 featured three young artists, who were selected by its Curatorial Committee: - Yang Fudong, China - Angela Bullock, UK - Jong Yeondoo, Korea Through the ASEF's Cultural Grants programme, each artist received funding...

    • 7th ASEF University (AU7)

      10 Nov 2002 - 24 Nov 2002 • Barcelona (Spain)

      The seventh instalment of the ASEF University summer school programme was held on the theme "Regionalism In Asia And Europe And Their Significance For Asia-Europe Relations." A public lecture was incorporated into the AU7 programme and Joan Colom, Vice...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2002: 43rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival

      07 Nov 2002 - 18 Nov 2002 • Thessaloniki (Greece)

      Six films by promising young film directors were selected for the Asian Vision programme. The films were: - "Blue" by Hiroshi Ando, Japan - "Unknown Pleasures" by Jia Zhangke, China - "Let's Not Oy" by Min Byoung-Hun, Korea - "Seafood" by Zhu Wen,...

    • International Seminar on Asian and European Epics

      26 Oct 2002 - 30 Oct 2002 • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

      The International Seminar on Asian-European Epics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 26th-30th October, 2002 gathered more than 30 experts from 16 ASEM countries to present different facets of epics: as influences for history, literary heritage, visual arts...

    • Dialogue of Cultures and Civilisations

      24 Oct 2002 - 26 Oct 2002 • Windsor (United Kingdom)

      The New World Order Forum, `How can multi-lateral institutions respond more effectively to crises of global security?' took place in Windsor Castle from 24th-26th October, 2002 in LKondon, the United Kingdom and was the second of a four-part series.

    • 4th Asia-Europe Young Parliamentarians Meeting

      17 Oct 2002 - 20 Oct 2002 • Venice (Italy)

      This conference consisted of plenary and working group sessions where key topics were discussed. Statements made at the conference were widely quoted in the Italian and international media. KEY SPEAKERS Mr. Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General, UN Conference...

    • ASEM 4 Arts And Cultural Programme: Asian Comments

      19 Sep 2002 - 21 Sep 2002 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      Asian Comments -- an outdoor cultural programme spanning three days, and held prior to the 4th ASEM Summit in Copenhagen -- staged over 120 shows and performances at different locations within the central district of Copenhagen. More than 100 artists...

    • ASEM Youth Dialogue on Globalisation

      19 Sep 2002 - 23 Sep 2002 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      The inaugural ASEM Youth Dialogue, entitled `A World Without Borders? Asia-Europe Youth Responses to Globalisation' in Hillerod, Denmark from 19th-22nd September, 2002 created new friendships, a common vision, and a wish to continue the dialogue.

    • A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue 2

      16 Sep 2002 - 18 Sep 2002 • Tampere (Finland)

      This dialogue attracted about 60 participants and consisted of two study groups that addressed the following themes: - Women and men as agents of change in political decision making - Women and men as agents of change in economic life The Political...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teachers' Conference

      11 Sep 2002 - 14 Sep 2002 • Tampere (Finland)

      The Asia-Europe Classroom: 2nd International Teachers' Conference that took place from 11 to 14 September 2002 in Tampere, Finland, built on the momentum of the previous year's which led to a successful promotion of ICT (information...

    • Asia-Europe Press Forum 2002

      08 Sep 2002 - 10 Sep 2002 • Seoul (Korea)

      This forum was held to evaluate the changing global environment -- as well as the media's role -- while providing a networking platform for journalists across Europe and Asia. Thirty-one journalists and publishers from leading news agencies participated...

    • ASEM 4 Arts and Cultural Programme

      16 Aug 2002 - 24 Sep 2002 • Elsinore (Denmark), Copenhagen (Denmark)

      `Search: Hamlet,' in Elsinore, Denmark from 16th-24th August, 2002 saw Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen gather 20 European and Asian artists in his search for a new Hamlet character belonging to a modern Asian-European culture. The performance consisted...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting: Within The Scope Of Cinemanila 2002

      12 Aug 2002 - 14 Aug 2002 • Manila (The Philippines)

      This meeting was attended by 30 young independent film directors, producers, film festivals organisers, distributors, and cinema professionals. It was initiated by Amable "Tikoy" Aguiluz (filmmaker and Festival Director, Cinemanila) to promote a better...

    • Public Lecture

      01 Aug 2002 • Singapore

      This public lecture was held as part of the News World Asia Conference. The ASEF hosted a discussion session with a panel of Asian and European journalists to address issues related to cross reporting between the two continents. During the discussion,...

    • 6th ASEF University

      28 Jul 2002 - 11 Aug 2002 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      Thirty-eight senior undergraduates were selected to attend the sixth instalment of ASEF University, where the focus was on different models of regional and bi-regional co-operation and integration, such as the EU and ASEAN. Participants examined the...

    • Asia-Europe Puppet Festival

      13 Jul 2002 - 23 Jul 2002 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      The Asia-Europe Puppet Festival in Bangkok, Thailand from 13th-23rd July, 2002 was a festival that allowed the audience "to know, to learn and to enjoy" as said by then Executive Director Amb. Delfin Colome during the closing speech at the Thailand Cultural...

    • 6th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium: Common Challenges For Asia And Europe In A Globalising World

      23 Jun 2002 - 28 Jun 2002 • Berlin (Germany)

      This symposium gathered accomplished young leaders in the fields of business, journalism, politics/administration, academia, and arts and culture, to hold discussions on challenges in the Asia-Europe environment in the following areas: - Politics -...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop for Young Photographers 2002

      02 Jun 2002 - 05 Jun 2002 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Workshop for Young Photographers, hosted in Singapore, took place from 2nd-5th June, 2002. Four masters of photography - Keiichi Tahara (Japan), Horst Wackerbarth (Germany) Marie-­Laure de Decker (France), Tay Kay Chin (Singapore) conducted...

    • World Cup Roundtable on Promoting Mutual Understanding Among Cultures and Peoples

      01 Jun 2002 • Seoul (Korea)

      The World Cup Roundtable on Promoting Mutual Understanding Among Cultures and Peoples was held in Seoul, Korea on 1st June, 2002 on the occasion of the 2002 World Cup. ASEF and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Korean...

    • The New Global Security Agenda: Prospects For Asia-Europe Co-operation

      27 May 2002 - 28 May 2002 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      This two-day conference addressed the broad issues of transnational crimes, such as the trafficking of people across borders, the drug trade, and money laundering. THE ISSUES - Transnational crimes and conflict - Specific transnational crimes: assessment...

    • Asia-Europe Youth Co-operation (AEYC): 3rd Meeting Of The Working Group

      17 Apr 2002 - 19 Apr 2002 • Shah Alam (Malaysia)

      This meeting brought together representatives from 12 youth organisations at the international, regional, and national level, to review and discuss future steps and tangible projects for the year. The meeting consolidated the steadily-growing youth...

    • Workshop on the Use of Infocomm Technology (ICT) by Youth Organisations in Asia and Europe

      16 Apr 2002 - 20 Apr 2002 • Shah Alam (Malaysia)

      The workshop on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Youth Organisations in Asia and Europe was held from 16th-20th April, 2002 in Shah Alam, Malaysia, under the theme `Bridging the Digital Divide Between Youth in Asia and Europe'....

    • The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN): Inaugural Meeting

      10 Apr 2002 - 14 Apr 2002 • Bali (Indonesia)

      Over 40 individuals who had previously participated in the ASEF University summer school programme gathered at this meeting to officially establish the ASEFUAN. A constitution for ASEFUAN was drafted at the meeting, which formalised the network. In...

    • Asia-Europe Museum Network 2002: Marketplace of Museums: Sharing Cultural Heritage

      10 Apr 2002 - 13 Apr 2002 • Leiden (The Netherlands)

      This workshop gathered 60 museum scholars and professionals from 20 ASEM member countries to define the agendas of workshops scheduled for 2003 and 2004. The planned workshops covered the following subjects: - Documentation and photo collections of...

    • ASEF Lecture: European Union Foreign Policy And The Challenges Of Globalisation

      05 Apr 2002 • Singapore

      At this lecture, the EU's Chris Patten addressed a large audience to pledge the European Union's continued strong interest and engagement in the Southeast Asian region. He cited the economic support and advice that Europe was offering to East Asian...

    • AIBD/ASEF Workshops on Cultural and Educational TV Documentary Programmes

      01 Apr 2002 - 13 Apr 2002 • Brunei (Brunei Darussalam), Bangkok (Thailand)

      The 9th Asia-Europe Workshop on Cultural and Educational TV Documentary Programmes was conducted from 1st-13th April, 2002 in Brunei. This workshop was part of the series ASEF had been organising with the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development...

    • CulturE-ASEF website

      30 Mar 2002 • Singapore


    • Globalisation And International Migration: Asian And European Experiences

      12 Mar 2002 - 13 Mar 2002 • Paris (France)

      This conference was held to develop concrete migration proposals to the ASEM Ministers of Home Affairs during their meeting in Lanzarote, Spain. The conference addressed the following topics: - Migration flows - Migration communities - Integration...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2002: 4th Deauville Asian Film Festival

      07 Mar 2002 - 10 Mar 2002 • Deauville (France)

      Six young directors were selected to travel to the 4th Deauville Asian Film Festival, courtesy of the ASEF's Cultural Grants Programme. The film festival has a tradition of showing Asian films to a European audience; it gave the directors increased...

    • Meeting Of The ASEF University Alumni Network

      28 Feb 2002 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Forty-five participants who had previously participated in the ASEF University summer programme attended a reunion in Brussels to consider the establishment of an official alumni network. It was the first occasion that students from the last five instalments...

    • Public Lecture: Terrorism And European Response

      14 Feb 2002 • Singapore

      This lecture was delivered by Graham Watson, who highlighted the EU's concern that "any military action must be based purely on international law, that it must be proportionate, that it must be necessary and that it must be limited to taking out the...

    • Roundtable Seminar: Expansion Of The European Union And Implications For EU-Asia Relations

      08 Feb 2002 • Singapore

      At this seminar, speaker Jan Kavan talked about the ongoing efforts of the Czech Republic to join the European Union, which included implementing market-based economic reforms and getting back on track to following the Czech democratic tradition prior...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop on Internet Broadcasting

      14 Jan 2002 - 18 Jan 2002 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      The Asia-Europe Workshop on Internet Broadcasting took place from 14th-18th January, 2002 in Hanoi, Vietnam. This workshop, the 8th of the series co-organised with Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), was supported by Vietnam Television...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Dance Forum

      09 Jan 2002 - 11 Jan 2002 • Singapore

      The 1st Asia-Europe Dance Forum, entitled ‘Cultures Shaping Bodies: Bodies Moving Cultures,’ was held from 9th-11th January 2002 in Singapore and co-organised with the Goethe Institut Singapore. It was also supported by Alliance Francaise, Singapore...

    • SEA-Images (Synergy Europe-Asia In The Field Of Cinema)

      01 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2005 •

      Overview Set up in 2002, SEA-Images is a web site that enables information sharing on the film industry, with a special focus on independent cinema. The site was launched with the following objectives: Connect film professionals in Asia and Europe...

    • The New Global Security Agenda In Asia And Europe And Prospects For Co-operation

      10 Dec 2001 - 11 Dec 2001 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This conference took a broad look at security trends in Asia and Europe, the role of the UN, and prospects for co-operation on security issues. About 60 participants representing 25 ASEM member countries attended the conference, where they could assess...

    • Asia-Europe Film Focus

      07 Dec 2001 - 16 Dec 2001 • Manila (The Philippines)

      OVERVEW The Asia-Europe Film Focus was held as part of Cinemanila to enrich its programme with European films and provide a platform for film directors and critics from both Europe and Asia. Among the jurors were: - Max Tessier, Film Critic, France -...

    • Asia-Europe Forestry Experts Exchange Programme (2002/2003)

      01 Dec 2001 - 30 Dec 2001 • ASEM Countries

      Student Exchanges

    • Asia-Europe Forestry Experts Exchange Programme (2002/2003)

      01 Dec 2001 - 30 Dec 2001 • ASEM Countries

      Student Exchanges

    • Asia-Europe Seminar On Cultural Heritage Training

      25 Nov 2001 - 29 Nov 2001 • Alcalá (Spain)

      This seminar, attended by 40 participants from 21 ASEM countries, was adopted from the Action Plan of the 1st Asia-Europe Experts Meeting On Protection And Promotion Of Cultural Heritage, held in Vietnam in January 1999. THE ISSUES - The protection...

    • Public Lecture

      09 Nov 2001 • Singapore

      At this lecture, speaker Albrecht Rothacher offered insights into the EU's enlargement towards Eastern Europe, which was one of the highest priority agenda items within the EU at the time. He drew from his experience working at the European Commission,...

    • Asia-Europe Seminar On Cultural Heritage, Man and Tourism

      05 Nov 2001 - 07 Nov 2001 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This seminar was attended by 55 participants (anthropologists, social scientists, experts in cultural heritage, public administrators, and organisations such as UNESCO) from 17 ASEM countries. It introduced a sociological and anthropological approach...

    • 3rd Asia-Europe Young Parliamentarians Meeting (YPM): A Greater Need for Effective Governance In A Globalising World

      01 Nov 2001 - 04 Nov 2001 • Bali (Indonesia)

      The 3rd instalment of the YPM examined the changing political and social scenes in Asia and Europe, and touched upon the role of governments in ensuring good corporate governance. It also created a substantive and candid dialogue, as the 50 invited...

    • ASEF Cultural Grants 2001

      01 Nov 2001 - 01 Dec 2001 • Shanghai (China)

      Asia-Europe Cultural Highlights, from 1st November to 1st December, 2001 in China was set within the 3rd Shanghai International Arts Festival. Asia-Europe Cultural Highlights comprised Asian programmes, European programmes and Asia-Europe joint-programmes,...

    • Asia-Europe Seminar On Music Industry In The New Economy

      25 Oct 2001 - 28 Oct 2001 • Lyon (France)

      This seminar gathered 60 participants from 19 ASEM countries to discuss the issues of law, economics, and new technologies related to the music field. The participants were musicians, producers, composers, and representatives of music companies and...

    • 5th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium: Strengthening Asia-Europe Co-operation In The New Millennium

      08 Oct 2001 - 12 Oct 2001 • Putrajaya (Malaysia)

      At this symposium, 103 participating young leaders formed four working groups to discuss the following topics: - Enhancing cultural co-operation, education exchange, and co-existence in multiethnic societies - Co-operation among small and medium size...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Young Entrepreneurs Forum (AEYEF)

      06 Oct 2001 - 08 Oct 2001 • Singapore

      Organised back-to-back with the 6th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF), the event brought young entrepreneurs from Asia and Europe together for a two-day forum, which enabled them to have an open dialogue and exchange views. The participants learnt...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Roundtable

      23 Sep 2001 - 25 Sep 2001 • Oxford (United Kingdom)

      This roundtable discussion gathered about 60 participants from 19 ASEM member countries to address the topic of governance in the context of globalisation. THE ISSUES - Gobalisation and multilevel governance - Remaking of global institutions - New...

    • Asia-Europe Seminar On Ethnic Cultures Promotion

      18 Sep 2001 - 20 Sep 2001 • Chiang Mai (Thailand)

      This seminar, attended by 90 representatives from 17 ASEM countries, was held to recognise the vast diversity of ethnic groups across Asia and Europe. It reasserted and supported the aims of the ASEF in seeking ways to use culture to create links between...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) International Teachers' Conference

      02 Sep 2001 - 05 Sep 2001 • Singapore

        The 1st Asia-Europe Classroom International Teachers' Conference, conducted with the Ministry of Education, Singapore, was held from 2 to 5 September 2001 in Singapore. It was aimed at encouraging the advancement of education through using...

    • 5th ASEF University: Integration And Disintegration In The Modern World? Experiences In Europe And Asia

      22 Jul 2001 - 04 Aug 2001 • Arrabida (Portugal)

      For the fifth instalment of ASEF University, 28 undergraduates from 24 ASEM member countries convened for intellectual and cultural interaction at the historic Convento da Arrabida. The group consisted of social and political science students, economics...

    • 4th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      12 Jul 2001 - 13 Jul 2001 • Bali (Indonesia)

      The 4th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights in Bali, Indonesia from 12th-13th July, 2001 was sponsored by France, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Sweden) and the Asia-Europe Foundation with the support of the European Commission Trust Fund.

    • Asia-Europe Film Focus At The 5th Shanghai International Film Festival

      09 Jun 2001 - 17 Jun 2001 • Shanghai (China)

      About 100 films from 22 ASEM member countries were screened during the film festival, in order to raise public awareness on Asia-Europe cinematography and creativity. Festival participants included scholars, government officials, and non-government...

    • 1st ASEM Roundtable On Globalisation: Globalisation And Regional Responses

      28 May 2001 - 29 May 2001 • Seoul (Korea)

      Seventy scholars, government officials, and non-government organisations from 20 ASEM countries attended this event. The main topics discussed were: - Globalisation and regional responses - Political and cultural aspects of globalisation - Economic...

    • A Gender Agenda: Asia-Europe Dialogue 1

      23 May 2001 - 25 May 2001 • Chiba (Japan)

      The inaugural Gender Agenda dialogue focused on social, economic, and political implications arising from gender differences. The event drew 65 participants from 20 ASEM member countries, and presentations were made on the following issues: - Challenges...

    • Focus On Asia-Europe Documentary Films

      12 Apr 2001 - 28 Apr 2001 • Singapore

      The Asia-Europe Documentary Film Festival was held as part of the 14th Singapore International Film Festival, in order to promote documentaries as a credible medium and to provide a platform for future co-operation between Asian and European documentary...

    • Roundtable Discussion On European Security

      16 Mar 2001 • Singapore

      This event featured speaker Jukka Valtasaari, who is a recognised expert on European security matters. He talked about how security issues are seen in Europe, what is being done in the European Union regarding security and defence matters, and what...

    • 4th ASEF University: Social Changes In Asia And Europe In The Age Of Globalisation

      14 Jan 2001 - 27 Jan 2001 • Singapore

      The fourth instalment of the ASEF University programme gathered 35 outstanding undergraduates from 23 ASEM member countries for an intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching fortnight. The students -- most of whom were majoring in social and...

    • Asia-Europe Forestry Experts Exchange Programme (2001/2002)

      01 Dec 2000 - 30 Dec 2000 • ASEM Countries

      Asia-Europe Forestry Experts Exchange Programme (2001/2002) Student Exchanges

    • Asia-Europe Forum: Culture In The Cyber Age

      23 Oct 2000 - 25 Oct 2000 • Kyongju (Korea)

      More than 60 participants from 21 ASEM member countries took part in this forum, including professors in communication and experts in information technology and the arts. The forum was held to develop co-operation among the ASEM members and to identify...

    • 2nd ASEF Editors' Roundtable

      17 Oct 2000 - 19 Oct 2000 • Seoul (Korea)

      This meeting brought together 50 media professionals from Asia and Europe to promote a better understanding of issues of mutual interest, and strengthen ties between Asian and European media. THE ISSUES - The media's impact on public opinion and foreign...

    • ASEM 3 Arts and Cultural Programme

      14 Oct 2000 - 17 Oct 2000 • Seoul (Korea)

      ASEF's 1st European Film Festival took place from 14th-17th October, 2000 in Seoul, Korea, following the success of Asian film festivals in Europe that ASEF has co-sponsored.

    • Asia Meets Europe Film Festival

      21 Sep 2000 - 01 Oct 2000 • Helsinki (Finland)

      A hundred films were screened at the the Asia Meets Europe Film Festival, which was held as part of the annual Helsinki Film Festival under the theme, "Love & Anarchy." The film categories included Asia-Europe Forum, New Japanese Cinema, and Films from...

    • The Role Of The Individual Vis-à-vis The Family, Society, And State In Asia And Europe

      18 Sep 2000 - 19 Sep 2000 • Vienna (Austria)

      This symposium brought together academics and intellectuals from ASEM member countries to better understand the different values pertaining to the role of the individual in the family, society, and state. The event consisted of three sessions that...

    • The Biennale Of The Dance: The Silk Roads

      08 Sep 2000 - 30 Sep 2000 • Lyon (France)

      The Biennale Of The Dance festival -- one of Europe's most prominent festivals -- featured over 30 performances inspired by Europe and Asia's rich cultural heritage. The theme for the dance festival was "The Silk Roads," which accentuated the link...

    • ASEMUS 2000: Asia-Europe Conference On Museums

      06 Sep 2000 - 09 Sep 2000 • Stockholm (Sweden)

      Seventy participants, including museum directors, ethnologists, and archaeologists, from 23 ASEM member countries attended the conference to exchange views on how museums in Asia and Europe had to relate to new conditions created by IT and globalisation....

    • 1st Asia-Europe Roundtable: Regions In Transition

      30 Aug 2000 - 31 Aug 2000 • Singapore

      This inaugural roundtable session was attended by 50 participants from 15 ASEM member countries, who gathered to discuss the following topics: - Regionalism and institution-building - The issue of enlargement, economic growth, and competition - Social...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Youth Camp

      27 Aug 2000 - 10 Dec 2000 • Shandong (China)

      In this first instalment of the Asia-Europe Youth Camp, 67 young volunteers from Asia and Europe gathered to gain hands-on experience in issues relating to local deforestation, environmental protection, and national heritage conservation. Held over...

    • 3rd ASEF University

      06 Aug 2000 - 19 Aug 2000 • Lund (Sweden)

      In the third instalment of ASEF University, 33 participants had a taste of Swedish and Danish culture. In Sweden, they visited a medieval castle, spent a day on Ven island, and visited global mobile telecommunications company Ericsson. They also went...

    • ASEF Lecture: Future Relations Between The European Union And Asia

      26 Jul 2000 •

      This fourth instalment of the Asia-Europe Lecture series was attended by 150 professionals from the diplomatic corps, academia, think-tanks, business community, and the media. The European Union's Javier Solana delivered the lecture, where he explained...

    • The Way Ahead For The Asia-Europe Partnership

      10 Jul 2000 - 11 Jul 2000 • Seoul (Korea)

      Held in conjunction with the Seoul 2000 Summit, this conference gathered 61 ASEM experts -- including policy makers, academics, and businessmen -- to address major issues relevant to the ASEM process. Discussions centred on the following topics: -...

    • 3rd Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      19 Jun 2000 - 20 Jun 2000 • Paris (France)

      The 3rd Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights took place from 19th-20th June, 2000 in Paris, France. For two days, 60 participants comprising NGO representatives, officials and academics from 24 ASEM member countries debated on controversial Human Rights...

    • Contemporary Asian Women Artists' Exhibition

      15 Jun 2000 - 30 Jul 2000 • Singapore

      ‘Text & Subtext’ took place in Singapore from 15th June to 30th July, 2000 and comprised an exhibition, a three-day conference and two publications. It was organised by Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore and supported...

    • 4th Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium

      12 Jun 2000 - 16 Jun 2000 • Limerick (Ireland)

      The Knowledge Society: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia Europe Partnership in the 21st Century

    • Asia-Europe Youth Forum

      18 May 2000 - 21 May 2000 • Brussels (Belgium)

      This forum brought together 38 participants from youth organisations in Asia and Europe to discuss areas for closer co-operation. Participants agreed to form a working group on Asia-Europe Youth Co-operation (AEYC) that would serve as a network for...

    • New Thinking For A New Millennium: Education For The Knowledge-Based Economy

      02 May 2000 - 03 May 2000 • Luxembourg

      This meeting brought together 92 participants from 22 ASEM member countries to discuss the implications of the knowledge-based economy on education. The meeting drew upon three particular communities who articulated different concerns: The policy makers,...

    • Europe Asia Forum 3: Asia And Europe At The New Millennium

      14 Apr 2000 - 15 Apr 2000 • Singapore

      Fifty high-level Asian and European participants from the world of politics, media, academia, and business attended this forum, which was held over two days. Participants had the opportunity to discuss the state of Asia's economy and the impact of the...

    • 2nd Asia-Europe Young Parliamentarians Meeting

      31 Mar 2000 - 03 Apr 2000 • Cascais (Portugal)

      This meeting was attended by 41 young parliamentarians from 20 ASEM member countries and the European Parliament. Richard Higgott, Director of the Centre for Globalisation Studies at Warwick University (UK), gave a presentation on the "Welfare State...

    • Asia-Europe Workshop For Copyright Trading For Book Publishers

      29 Mar 2000 - 31 Mar 2000 • Beijing (China)

      Seventy participants from 15 ASEM member countries attended the workshop, which gave participants an opportunity to explore ways in which Asian and European publishers and copyright agents could work together to improve the flow of books between the...

    • 2nd Deauville Asian Film Festival

      17 Mar 2000 - 19 Mar 2000 • Deauville (France)

      ASEF supported the 2nd Deauville Asian Film Festival from 17th-19th March, 2000 in France, an event organised by Association pour la Promotion des Films des Pays d'Asie

    • Asia-Europe Young Artists' Painting Competition

      01 Jan 2000 - 30 Jun 2000 • ASEM Countries

      The Asia-Europe Young Artists' Painting Competition was part of the ASEF's programme to celebrate the 3rd Asia-Europe Summit in Seoul, Korea in October 2000. The painting competition was held on the theme "The New Millennium In My Dreams." It was open...

    • Asia-Europe TV Documentary Series

      01 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999 • Singapore

      "Building Bridges: The New Europe And The New Asia" aired on Singapore television from January to February 2000. The documentary reflected on the historic links between the two regions and examined how modern-day ties were being forged by the ASEM...

    • ASEM Education Hub: Meeting On The Formation Of The Education Hub

      25 Nov 1999 - 27 Nov 1999 • Fontainebleau (France)

      This inaugural meeting brought together Academic Centres of Excellence from ASEM member countries to create a network that would enhance the flow of students between Asia and Europe. It was attended by 74 participants, including presidents of universities...

    • Symposium: Images of Asia In Europe And Images Of Europe In Asia

      27 Oct 1999 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      At this symposium, distinguished speakers gave presentations on topics such as "Tradition And Modernity In Visual Arts: Asian And European Exchanges" and "Different Models Of Asia-Europe Co-operation In The Field Of Arts And Culture." More than 50 participants,...

    • Cities on the Move 6

      09 Oct 1999 - 30 Oct 1999 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      Cities on the Move 6 took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 9th-30th October, 1999. Cities on the Move is a series of multi-media exhibitions designed to stimulate discussion of social changes and universal issues in visual and architectural cultures. The...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Young Entrepreneurs Forum (AEYEF)

      08 Oct 1999 - 10 Oct 1999 • Berlin (Germany)

      This forum brought together 40 young entrepreneurs from Asia and Europe for an exchange of business ideas. The entrepreneurs were involved in high-tech industries such as telecommunications, multimedia, building automation, and intelligent building....

    • 2nd ASEF University

      22 Aug 1999 - 05 Sep 1999 • Beijing (China)

      The second instalment of ASEF University brought together 34 undergraduates, most of whom were studying social and political science, history, economics, or international law. Through an intensive programme of lectures and discussions, participants...

    • A New Round For Multi-Lateral Trade Negotiations: An Asia-Europe Perspective

      05 Jul 1999 - 06 Jul 1999 • Brussels (Belgium)

      Sixty-three participants from 20 ASEM member countries attended this event to discuss the following topics: - The political and economic arguments for the WTO millennium round - The emerging agenda - Developing countries' interests in WTO negotiations The...

    • 2nd Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      28 Jun 1999 - 30 Jun 1999 • Beijing (China)

      The 2nd Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights in Beijing, China from 28th-29th June, 1999 had 66 participants and speakers from 24 member countries. Participants included officials, academics and NGO staff. The seminar was launched with 6 papers, two...

    • Asia-Europe Conference: Cultural Industries And Cultural Development

      19 May 1999 - 21 May 1999 • Beijing (China)

      Ninety participants comprising government officials, cultural managers, artists, and cultural industry representatives from from 24 ASEM member countries, the EU, and UNESCO debated on four inter-related themes at the conference: - The development...

    • 2nd Colloquium for Journalists: A Preview Of The Indonesian Elections

      12 May 1999 - 14 May 1999 • Jakarta (Indonesia)

      This colloquium was held on the theme "How Can Europe Help Asia Without Provoking A Backlash?" It was attended by over 60 participants from national, regional, and international media organisations in Asia, Europe, Australia, and the US. Speakers at...

    • Asia-Europe Classroom Exhibition: Your Way From Home To School

      29 Mar 1999 - 11 Apr 1999 • Berlin (Germany)

      This exhibition was held alongside the ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Berlin on 29 March 1999. It featured submissions by schools from 22 countries including Brunei, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Philippines, Singapore, and Sweden. Selected students...

    • ASEF Cultural Managers Training Seminar

      25 Mar 1999 - 01 Apr 1999 • Barcelona (Spain)

      The 1st ASEF Cultural Managers Training Seminar, entitled `Cultural Insight Asia-Europe,' was conducted in Barcelona, Spain from 25th March to 1st April, 1999. This one-week training seminar was designed for cultural mangers from the 25 ASEM countries...

    • ASEM Seminar: The Combination Of Traditional And Modern Medicine For Public Health Care

      18 Mar 1999 - 19 Mar 1999 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      Seventy experts from ASEM member countries participated in this seminar. Initiated by the Vietnam Government at the first ASEM meeting in Bangkok, the meeting adopted follow-up proposals to strengthen co-operation between Asia and Europe on the exchange...

    • EMU Roadshow

      03 Mar 1999 •

      Monetary Co-operation: The situation in the Euro Zone

    • EMU Roadshow

      01 Mar 1999 • Singapore

      This roadshow was part of the ASEF's efforts to interpret the birth of the Euro for specialist Asian audiences. Over 470 professionals from the government, banking, finance, media, and academic worlds attended the event. Ng Kee Choe (President of the...

    • 1st Asia-Europe Experts Meeting: Protection And Promotion Of Cultural Heritage

      21 Jan 1999 - 22 Jan 1999 • Hanoi (Vietnam)

      This meeting involved 62 cultural heritage officials and experts from the ASEF family. Participants adopted an action plan of 12 project proposals in three major areas of protection and promotion of cultural heritage, namely information exchange and...

    • Launch Of The Asia-Europe Classroom (AEC) Homepage

      02 Dec 1998 • Singapore

      The ASEF launched its AEC homepage at the premises of Raffles Girls' Secondary School in Singapore. The launch timings were as follows: Singapore: 1600 hours Central Europe: 0900 hours UK: 0800 hours Finland: 1000 hours The Singapore launch was...

    • Colloquium On Human Rights And Human Responsibilities

      20 Nov 1998 - 21 Nov 1998 • Hamburg (Germany)

      This colloquium set out to fulfil three main objectives: - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights, to review the record, and to recommend practical improvements for a more effective enforcement of human rights - To give...

    • Labour Relations In Asia And Europe: Exchanging Experiences And Perspectives

      25 Oct 1998 - 27 Oct 1998 •

      This two-day seminar cast its eye on the similarities, differences, and interconnections between labour relations and labour policies in Europe and Asia. Discussions centred on the following themes: - Labour relations and core labour standards - The...

    • 1st Colloquium For Journalists: How Can Europe Help Asia Without Provoking A Backlash

      12 Oct 1998 • Singapore

      This colloquium was timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum's East Asia Economic Summit in Singapore, to raise the awareness of Asia-Europe issues amongst the media. The colloquium was organised as a breakfast meeting, at which four distinguished...

    • ASEF Meeting Of Publishers: How To Promote Understanding Between Asia And Europe Through Publication

      06 Oct 1998 • Frankfurt (Germany)

      This Meeting of Publishers brought together 43 guests that comprised publishers, national book fair organisers, representatives of book publishers' associations, and representative bodies involved in promoting publishing from Asia and Europe for an...

    • 1st ASEF University: Asia-Europe And The Challenges Of Globalisation

      12 Jul 1998 - 24 Jul 1998 • Reutlingen (Germany)

      For the first time, the ASEF organised its ASEF University summer school programme, which brought 31 promising undergraduates to Germany to experience its unique culture, featuring a mix of modernity and antiquity. The students toured cultural and historical...

    • Asia-Europe Classroom Seminar

      15 May 1998 - 17 May 1998 • Copenhagen (Denmark)

      Thirty-two participants and speakers gathered at this two-day seminar to hold discussions on the following topics: - Technical and operational aspects of setting up a discussion forum on the internet - Ways to use the internet as a forum of exchange...

    • Asian Currency Crisis Meeting

      11 May 1998 - 12 May 1998 • Paris (France)

      A team of eight distinguished Asian speakers were invited to attend this meeting; they gave presentations on the theme "Asia And Europe: A New Agenda After The Crisis," drawing from their own professional or national perspective. The speakers included...

    • Pan-Asian Film Festival

      01 May 1998 - 10 May 1998 • London (United Kingdom)

      The Pan Asian Film Festival titled "The City" screened promising works by young Asian filmmakers that best reflected the event's city theme. Held over 10 days, the festival took place at the ICA Cinema and Lux in London. Personalities in attendance...

    • ASEM 2 Arts and Cultural Programme

      04 Apr 1998 • London (United Kingdom)

      `The Big Bang: The Art of Percussion' was a full-day event held at the Royal Festival Hall at the South Bank Centre in London, the United Kingdom on 4th April, 1998. The programme comprised workshops and performances by artistes from Europe and the...

    • Europe Asia Forum 1

      20 Feb 1998 - 04 Apr 1998 • Singapore

      Fifty-three prominent European and Asian representatives from the political, business, academic, and media circles attended this forum and contributed their ideas on how Europe and Asia could benefit from the interdependence that arises from globalisation. Eberhard...

    • ASEF 1st Anniversary Asia-Europe Lecture

      17 Feb 1998 • Bangkok (Thailand)

      This lecture, titled "The Tao of Development: Economic Management and Good Governance in Asia," was the second in the Asia-Europe Lecture series. Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand, delivered the lecture at the Chulalongkorn University...

    • Asia-Europe Cultural Forum

      05 Feb 1998 - 06 Feb 1998 • Paris (France)

      The Asia-Europe Cultural Forum brought together cultural leaders from 24 ASEM member countries and the EC to begin the process of establishing networks between European and Asian cultural workers. It sought to undertake an inventory of cultural exchanges...

    • Meeting Of Deans Of Business Schools

      15 Jan 1998 - 17 Jan 1998 • Madrid (Spain)

      This meeting was held as part of the European Foundation For Management Develoment (EFMD) meeting. Deans from Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand conducted two workshops to provide information about their schools and the networking situation...

    • 1st Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

      11 Dec 1997 - 13 Dec 1997 • Lund (Sweden)

      Access to Justice; Regional and National Particularities in the Administration of Justice; Monitoring the Administration of Justice

    • 1st ASEF Meeting Of Editors: Building Bridges With Images

      25 Oct 1997 - 27 Oct 1997 • Luxembourg

      Conceived by ASEF to tap the potential of the mass media to improve relations between the peoples of Europe and Asia, this first Meeting Of Editors saw the attendance of 43 participants from 23 countries. Among them were editors of leading newspapers,...

    • Colloquium

      07 Apr 1997 • Singapore

      The colloquium `Satellite TV: A Bridge between Asia and Europe' with Mr. Patrick Imhaus was held in Singapore on 7th April, 1998.

    • 1st Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium (AEYLS): In Search Of A New Asia-Europe Co-operation For The 21st Century

      10 Mar 1997 - 14 Mar 1997 • Tokyo (Japan)

      Recognising the importance of youth exchanges in strengthening links between Europe and Asia, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs followed on then-Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto's proposal at the 1996 ASEM in Bangkok and organised the first AEYLS...

    • EU For Asia Policy Forum: Next Steps For Asia And Europe

      01 Jan 1970 • Brussels (Belgium)

      The seminar gave an update on the status of the UNFCCC negotiations with a focus on Asia-Europe co-operation and raised awareness among decision makers in Europe about the significance of partnerships between Asia and Europe in the area of climate change...

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