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ASEF eNewsletter - January 2013


January 2013          so much to share

 Season's Greetings 2013                       

Share your wishes for the future of Asia and Europe


Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

On behalf of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), our new Executive Director, Ambassador Zhang Yan, and our new Deputy Executive Director, Mr Karsten Warnecke, would like to share their good wishes with you.





ASEF at the ASEM Senior Officials’ Meeting


The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education is hosting the ASEM Senior Education Officials' Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (28-29 January 2013). More...


 Mobility Funding Guides




Mobility Funding Guides on International Cultural Exchange in Asia


ASEF launched a compilation of 20 guides on ‘Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia’ at the ResArtis General Meeting on 28 October 2012, in Tokyo, Japan. More...

 18th ASEF University video                                                                        

Watch the video on sustainable consumption!


Watch how 42 young participants from 33 ASEM countries creatively engaged the people in Tartu (Estonia) to rethink consumption and choose better. More...


 Creative Encounters


Finalists for Creative Encounters Second Edition


6 projects have been selected from over 360 submissions for the second edition of ‘Creative Encounters: Cultural partnerships between Asia and Europe’ by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partners, Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Trans Europe Halles. More...


Migrants health 


Discussing Migrants’ Health


The ASEF Public Health Network, in collaboration with the Yuchengco Center of De La Salle University, organised the 2nd Research Exchange Workshop and Public Briefing on ‘Bringing the Migrant Health Discourse into Policy’ in Makati City. More... 

 Curatorial knowledge workshop

Asia-Europe Curatorial Knowledge Workshop


The Curatorial Knowledge Forum held on 17 November 2012 in Karachi Pakistan, was part of a two-week residency programme - the Asia-Europe Curatorial Knowledge Workshop. More...


 Sustainable development




Sustainable Development in Post Rio+20 Context


The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) participated in the ‘International Workshop on Strengthening Planning and Implementation Capacities for Sustainable Development in the Post-Rio+20 Context’ in Republic of Korea. More...

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Green Economy is important for development                                                         
The Phnom Penh Post, 7 December 2012 Read...                                                     
Asians and Europeans discuss strengthening cooperation
Le Courrier du Vietnam, 3 December 2012 Read...
Road to Sustainability 
Tempo English, 23 December 2012 Read...

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ENVforum Seminar Highlights 

ENVForum Seminar video  



18th ASEF University Video        

18th ASEF University video



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Small-state influence in international organisations:... 

25 JAN 2013


ASEM Senior (Education) Officials' Meeting

28-29 JAN 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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