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4th Asia-Europe Roundtable

Governance Events


Project Period:
18 Apr 2005 - 20 Apr 2005
Berlin (Germany)


This two-day conference brought together 48 participants from 21 ASEM countries; participants consisted of representatives from civil society, including research institutes/think tanks, the academia, and NGOs, as well as government and inter-governmental multilateral institutions.

During the event, papers and case studies were presented on the following topics:

– Actors, tools, and mechanisms for conflict prevention

– Conflict map of East Asia and Europe (from the Atlantic to the Caucasus)

– Dimension of the Mindanao conflict

– Competition for resources in the South China Sea

– Early warnings in the Yugoslav crisis

– Potential conflicts arising from Africa-to-Europe migration

Recommendations arising from the roundtable discussions were later sent to ASEM governments; these recommendations covered the following areas:

– The current conflict prevention capacity in Asia and Europe

– Early warning indicators of potential crises and appropriate responses

– Capacity and institution building for regional-level and inter-regional responses


Dr. Rolf Muetzenich, Member of the Germany Federal Parliament and Chair of the Disarmament & Arms Control Sub-Committee, Germany

Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Foreign Minister and Member of Parliament, Thailand, and Member of the Board, International Crisis Group


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