Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Ministers commend ASEF for increasing cultural understanding between Asia and Europe

Project Updates


5 Oct 2010

At the 4th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers’ Meeting held in Poznan, Poland on 9-10 September, culture ministers from countries taking part in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process commended the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) for its work in increasing cultural understanding between the two regions. They emphasised the significant role played ASEF through its flagship programmes in reinforcing ASEM priorities in this area as set by ASEM heads of governments.

The ministers particularly noted ASEF’s efforts in spearheading the development of the online culture portal, The portal, an initiative of the 2nd ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting in 2005, connects artists and cultural practitioners in both regions and promotes the exchange of ideas, information as well as experts. ASEF recently re-launched the website with a new design, using social media tools, improving the user-friendliness of this website.

Ministers also took note of the recommendations by heritage experts at the roundtable, The Cultural Heritages of Asia and Europe: Global Challenges and Local Initiatives (2-3 September 2010, Amsterdam). This was which co-organised by ASEF in preparation for the Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Poznan which focused on heritage.

The ASEM culture ministers meet every two years. ASEF has contributed regularly to their discussions by gathering recommendations from leading civil society players on topics related to the Culture Ministers’ Meetings.

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.