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Launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017

Asia-Europe Connectivity: Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future

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5 September 2016 Sunkyoung Lee Political and Economic Department ASEF Outlook Report Economy
Sustainable Development & Environment
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Education
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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 on 5 September 2016 in Le Havre, France.
 
The launch will commence with welcome remarks by Mr Florent BONAVENTURE, Director of Sciences Po Le Havre Campus, followed by remarks delivered by the Guest of Honour, Ambassador Claude BLANCHEMAISON, ASEF Governor for France. Furthermore, a panel discussion titled Asia-Europe Connectivity: Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future will be featured, consisting of 3 French contributors of Volume II: Connecting Asia and Europe.
 
Professor Sophie ROCHEFORT-GUILLOUET, Professor at Le Havre Campus of Sciences Po, Professor Jean-Louis MARGOLIN, Senior Lecturer at Aix-Marseilles University, and Mr Thierry SCHWARZ, Former Director of ASEF’s Political & Economic Department, will share key points of their respective chapters. They will specifically reflect on the changing facets of Asia-Europe connectivity and address some of main connectivity challenges Asia and Europe are both likely to face in the future.
 
Asia Launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017
 
On the occasion of the 11th ASEM Summit and in conjunction with the 7th Model ASEM, ASEF officially launched its 3rd edition of the Outlook Report series entitled ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives on 7 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
 
The ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 provides valuable insights into the compelling topic of connectivity. The report assesses the level of Asia-Europe connectivity and acts as a useful reference for stakeholders active in both regions. Similar to the previous two editions, this edition consists of two volumes. While Volume I: Data on Connectivity presents data illustrating the level of connectivity between Asia and Europe, Volume II: Connecting Asia and Europe draws on selected experts’ views on the past, present, and future developments of Asia-Europe connectivity. Digital connectivity, the economics of connectivity, connectivity in the media, culture, education and governance are among the thematic areas extensively explored in this edition.
 
The launch featured a panel discussion and open discussion with the audience on recent developments and future outlook of connectivity in the context of Asia and Europe, as well as the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process.
 
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  • On 5 September 2016, ASEF and Le Havre Campus of Sciences Po will co-organise the European launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 on “Connectivity: Facts and Perspectives in Le Havre, France. This 3rd edition of ASEF’s Outlook Report explores selected thematic areas, covering digital connectivity, the economics of connectivity, and connectivity in the media, culture, education and governance fields.

     

     

    In Le Havre, the host Mr Florent BONAVENTURE, Director of Sciences Po Le Havre Campus, will welcome participants. The Guest of Honour is Ambassador Claude BLANCHEMAISON, ASEF’s Governor for France.  There will be a panel discussion on Asia-Europe Connectivity: Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future, featuring 3 contributors to the 2nd volume of the report on Connecting Asia and Europe Professor Sophie ROCHEFORT-GUILLOUET, Professor at Le Havre Campus of Sciences Po, Professor Jean-Louis MARGOLIN, Senior Lecturer at Aix-Marseilles University, and Mr Thierry SCHWARZ, formerly ASEF’s Director of Political & Economic Department. They will share their views on the changing facets of Asia-Europe connectivity and address some of the main challenges that Asia and Europe are likely to face in the future. 

     

     

    The Asian launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 took place on 7 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in conjunction with the 7th Model ASEM on the occasion of the 11th ASEM Summit

  • On 7 July 2016, the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives was successfully launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The launch commenced with opening remarks from H.E. Lundeg PUREVSUREN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Ambassador ZHANG Yan, Executive Director at ASEF, and Mr Munkhbat AYUSH, President of the Mongolian Youth Federation.

    Following the opening session, a panel discussion, consisting of 5 panellists, was held on the topic "20 Years of ASEM: Partnership for the Future through Connectivity". Ambassador Luvsantseren ORGIL, ASEM Senior Official for Mongolia, and Mr Marco FERRI, Minister Counsellor of the Political Section at the Delegation of the European Union to China, discussed the main achievements of ASEM over the last 20 years. Subsequently, Ms Rebecca STETTER, Project Coordinator of the ASEF Outlook Report, revealed some key facts and figures, as well as major trends in Asia-Europe connectivity based on the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017.

    Dr Katharina HOENE, Trainer and Lecturer at DiploFoundation, proceeded to present the main findings of DiploFoundation's chapter on how diplomacy can strengthen Asia-Europe's digital connectivity. Lastly, Dr Yu FEI, representative of the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), shared his experience on how his engagement with ASEF and ASEM education activities changed his perception of Asia and Europe. The floor was then opened to questions from the audience by Ms Leonie NAGARAJAN, Director of the Education Department at ASEF, who moderated the panel discussion.

    Approximately 300 people attended the launch, including students from the 7th Model ASEM, representatives from local embassies, civil society organisations and international organisations.

     

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  • ASEF will organise a public launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives in conjunction with the 7th Model ASEM on 7 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This is ASEF’s 3rd edition of its Outlook Report series.

    The ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 provides valuable insights into the compelling topic of connectivity. The report assesses the level of Asia-Europe connectivity and acts as a useful reference for stakeholders active in both regions. Similar to the previous two editions, this edition consists of two volumes. While volume I presents data illustrating the level of connectivity between Asia and Europe, volume II draws on selected experts’ views on the past, present, and future developments of Asia-Europe connectivity. Digital connectivity, the economics of connectivity, connectivity in the media, culture, education and governance are among the thematic areas extensively explored in this edition.

    Set ahead of the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the upcoming launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 will be opened by Ambassador ZHANG Yan, ASEF’s Executive Director. Following this opening, a panel discussion will be held focusing on recent developments and future outlook of Asia-Europe connectivity. Notable panellists will include Ambassador Luvsantseran ORGIL, ASEM Senior Official for Mongolia, and the Ambassador of the European Union to Mongolia (to be confirmed).

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