To commemorate its 15th Anniversary, ASEF organised the Award Ceremony for the first Asia-Europe Short Films Contest in Singapore on Thursday, 17 May at the National Library. Former Prime Minister and currently the Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) of Singapore, Mr Goh Chok Tong was the Guest-of-Honour and the Keynote Speaker for this event.
ESM Goh had played a pivotal role in the creation of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and ASEF. He presented awards to the winning young filmmakers from Asia and Europe of the Asia-Europe Short Films Contest. Representatives from 46 ASEM member states and the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat, attended the event at the National Library.
Over last 15 years, ASEF has been able to engage more than 17,000 direct participants with over 550 different projects in the fields of arts and culture, public health, environment, economy, education and human rights. This year, celebrating 15 years of bridging people from governments and civil societies of both regions, ASEF will host a range of initiatives in countries such as Estonia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Laos and Korea, to name a few.
To know more and participate in ASEF15 projects this year please click here