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Seminar On Cultural Diversity And Cultural Exchange In The Framework Of Globalisation

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17 Sep 04 - 19 Sep 04 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department ASEF Cultural Policy Dialogue Programme Culture

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 expressions, culture, and cultural markets

- State responsibility

- Cultural contents and subsidiaries

The seminar was one of three meetings in the cultural policy dialogue series planned by the ASEF in the run-up to the 5th ASEM Summit. Prior to this event, ASEF organised the ASEARTS Asia-Europe Arts Promotion Agencies Network in Singapore in November 2003 and the Seminar on Cultural Policy in Bangkok In June 2004. Consolidated reports of these dialogues were submitted to the 5th ASEM Summit through the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Culture.


Nguyen Chi Ben (Vietnam), Chairman

Savitri Suwansathit (Thailand), member

Fumio Nanjo (Japan), member

Jiang Dong (China), member


Andre Nayer (Belgium), Chairman

Joost Smiers (Netherlands), member

Helene Ruiz Fabre (France), member


ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.