Overview is a unique online platform that connects the people of Asia and Europe through arts and culture. It is designed to stimulate cultural engagement and enhance mutual understanding between the two regions by providing relevant information through weekly updates on news, events, opportunities and resources. It also features a cultural magazine with in-depth articles, interviews and profiles, and social media tools to enable online networking between individuals, as well as organisations across the ASEM region. Relevant information from the portal is also shared through a monthly electronic newsletter.

The platform also features a special section dedicated to film, which focuses on independent cinema in Asia and Europe. Since 2011, also hosts the website of the Asia-Europe Museum network (ASEMUS) at is a portal initiated by the Culture Ministers of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) following several meetings of cultural policy makers and cultural practitioners who identified a need to facilitate information flow and cultural cooperation amongst member countries. It has been managed by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) since 2005. Launched in 2008, the portal is currently in its 8th year and has been recognised as “a concrete deliverable of the ASEM process" in the Chair’s Statement of the 5th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM CMM5) (September 2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

In 2010, was identified as an existing tool for the exchange of information on diversity of cultural expressions by UNESCO, the UN's lead agency for culture, in “Collecting Information, Data, Best Practices: Existing Mechanisms and Tools”.

In 2014, the European Union specifically highlighted as an 'excellent model of information exchange for Asia-Europe cultural co-operation' in its Report on Preparatory Action on the Role of Culture in EU External Relations and as a model worthy of emulation for Europe’s relations with other regions.



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