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ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 – Facts & Perspectives

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will organise a public launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015: Divergences in Asia, Disunion in Europe: Cross-perception Views in conjunction with the Model ASEM Singapore 2015. This event is a follow-up to a previous launch held at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Senior Officials’ Meeting during its 10th ASEM Summit (ASEM10) in October 2014 in Milan, Italy.

The ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 offers an analysis of emerging global and regional challenges associated with sustainable growth and development. While Volume I: Facts at Glance provides data that will allow the reader to better understand the political and socio-economic conditions in ASEM countries as well as the differences and similarities between them, Volume II: Perspectives on Sustainable Development offers in-depth insights into selected priority areas, including inequality, migrants’ health, education, creative industries, quality of growth and employment, in the light of trends in sustainable development and growth.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the upcoming Asian launch of the ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 will be opened by ASEF’s Governor for Norway, Ambassador Tormod C. ENDRESEN, from the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. Following this opening, a panel discussion will be led by Professor HUANG Jing, Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Mr Jean-François DI MEGLIO, President, Asia Centre, along with moderation by Dr YEO Lay Hwee, Director, European Union Centre in Singapore. The panel discussion will focus on the 2 leading scholars’ views on recent political, economic, social developments across Asia and Europe as well as their impact on Asia-Europe relations.

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